Monday, July 27, 2015

Shoo XVI - "Bodie"

And, the state of the week was Nevada! Now this should have been a gimme!! Milt, Mike Di., Jaoni, and Michelle came through while Peyton was very close! This just in... Mommy Beth selected NV as well! 

Last week I was attending the NECCC Photo Conference at UMASS Amherst and ran into long-time follower, Milt along with his wife!

"Abandoned Car, Bodie"

My most favorite stop of all of the national parks on this SW Trek II was not a national park! Bodie State Park is a bona fide ghost town run by the state of California. Back in 1962, they took over what was left of this once popular gold rush town. Today about one hundred buildings still stand - only five percent of what was there in its hey day!

Throughout the grounds there were the expected abandoned buildings, run down facilities, and a few vehicles. I was especially mesmerized by this one as it was sitting out in the hot dusty sun for who knows how long. I immediately thought about converting it to B&W but wanted you to experience the rust and aging of the chassis.

Bodie Ghost Town is one place that should be on your lifelist!

An exhibit of my favorite images from Bodie are on display in the East Bridgewater Library. They will move on to West Bridgewater in September. 

Thought for the week. . .

Found these most interesting outlooks on life:

No matter how busy a man is, 
he is never too busy to stop and talk 
about how busy he is. 
~ Unknown.

N i f t y   F i f t y
Here are some interesting facts about one of our fifty states. Do you know which one? This state boasts of being the:

home state of such notables as Lucille Ball, Billy Joel, Mouseketeer AnnetteLady Gaga, Tom Cruise, Stallone, Eddie Murphy, and Tiny Tim!

home state of L. Frank Baum, author of the "Wizard of Oz". His home town features yellow brick inlaid sidewalks leading to Aunti Em's and other Oz-themed businesses. It is also the location of an annual Munchkins parade

first capital of the United States!

Leaving you with a smile, I hope. . .

He who laughs last thinks slowest!

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo of the car Joe! Love the black and white background and the copper rust color of the car! Nice!
    All the best!