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Bodie Town and Mine ~ Revisited

In April of 2009, I bought my Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi. In June of that year we vacationed in California (the east side of the Sierra-Highway 395) and we visited Bodie State Historic Park.


"Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.

Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of "arrested decay." Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of "arrested decay". Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost." ~ California State Parks


While in Bodie, I took a bunch of pictures all in "P" mode as I still didn't know a thing about the camera. This is one of them. Bossbob50 challenged me to rework this image. (The original is below.)


You, my flickr friends, have inspired me and taught me over the last year and a half...I am so grateful for you. I hope to continue on my journey, obsession, addiction or what ever it is that drives me, to take "pictures" through the coming years. Thank you!


Textures ~ Skeletal Mess (Shadowhouse Creations) and Delany Dean

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Taken on June 26, 2009