Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ghost Towns

Years ago Gary and I used to travel to ghost towns and take photos whenever we got a chance. Hopefully we'll see some of those same ghost towns on this trip to learn how they have fared with the elements over the last 20 years or so.

Since that time we know a few of those ghost towns are inhabited by artist communities, like Madrid in New Mexico. Bodie in California is taken care of by the state. I'm not sure what's happened with the towns of Shakespeare in New Mexico or Fort Davis in Texas.

Hope you enjoyed these photos we took in some ghost towns we've been to in the past. I'll take you on a few more photo tours before we leave and then we'll be heading out, so stay tuned.


  1. Great photos! So I'm assuming you guys have mobile broadband??? :-)

  2. Always facinated with ghost town though never seen one. That a town can die is so sad. It is a case of giving up.

  3. Yup love um too! Trying to find a story there is always fun!

  4. Love the ghost town shots, I remember some of the places you have referenced and am looking forward to more of your adventures. Do you have an agenda or general direction that you will be taking, let us know.

  5. Thanks Miri, no I am on dialup, these photos, I took a photo of the photo with my digital camera and uploaded them, so that's why they be a little blurry.

    Hi Patti, thanks, lots of towns died after the gold rush days, no more gold so no more reason for people to be in the town. I love the towns empty of people though.

    Hi Mary, thanks, yes they have lots of stories to tell. Gary lived in Colorado before we were married and he said there are ghost towns there, one up at 10,000 feet I think in Marble, CO.

    Hi Ron, thanks we are just generally heading south and then east, but no real details, we are taking the southern route to avoid too much snow. We'll see a few potter friends along the way and end up on the East Coast and then stay for a while and look for a new place to live there I think.

  6. great photos of the ghost towns... i've been taking photos of photos too when i have to. love the conestoga in the first pic.

  7. Hi Jim, thanks, I had that one enlarged to 16 x 20 and framed along with several others. I used to enter Gary's and my photos in art shows that accepted photography; Gary would always get first place and I would get honorable mention. Gary kept saying he wasn't an artist - little did he know.


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