Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26


Today we visited an abandoned gold mine and a ghost town. We walked 2 miles just to take the trail through the gold mine. This was one of the most prosperous gold mines in Colorado and over 3000 people lived here. Today we were the only ones walking around and all the buildings are falling apart. It was an interesting thing to see.

12 comments:

LuAnn said...

Isn't that amazing -
And Phils' new gloves - lets see how long they will be white.

2Thinks said...

Love the wildflowers in the foreground. I found your blog today, zippin' around in blogworld. I've seen your profile pic on comments on blogs I frequent. Glad to have found you and your one day at a time through the year blog.

bentonflocke said...

I agree with 2Thinks, the wildflowers in the foreground are fantastic - love the different between this fresh and lively flowers and the ould and falling apart buildings in the background

Really great shot!!! Can´t wait to see the next adventures of your trip - have a good time

Flohbock said...

uii quite scary but I should use it, I would also like to watch it!

Susan said...

Love the wildflowers in the picture.
Susan

sara said...

that is a fantastic picture!!

Renee said...

Gold or no gold I don't think I'd step foot inside that building today. It looks as though a small gust of wind could topple it to the ground! However is does make for an awesome picture :-)

Cherdecor said...

You are a brave blogger going in places where there my be snakes and the building may fall down. HeY! You get the brave blogging award!!!!! It is a beautiful picture and I love the wild flowers too!

Aleta said...

I think this is beautiful. The abandoned area, the colorful wildflowers.... it looks like a painting.

Linnea W said...

Oh...I love this: the skeletal remains of the gold mine contrasted against the colorful summer flowers in the foreground...

Michelle said...

This brings back childhood memories. We explored a lot of ghost towns when I was a kid.

Great shot!

Iona said...

Bet you and the snakes were the only ones around!

This is a fab foto! Love the contrasts between what is dead/dying and the renewal of life as usual in the wildflowers. :D Great photo! This one candidate for framing and hanging.