Friday, December 18, 2009

Ghost Town George

Randsburg, CA -- At first you might think this 2-wheel road warrior's name is Jake. But it's not--meet George.

George didn't bother removing his goggles for the photo but he sure enjoyed having his picture taken. Randsburg is full of interesting people and artifacts. Less than an hour from the Los Angeles county line, the town of Randsburg has plenty to see if you are easy to please. It doesn't have as much commercial appeal as it does character and quirky charm. The tiny town is surrounded by dozens of abandoned mines, a few car chassis and lots of dirt, wind and a passing tumble weed or two. My kind of place.

5 comments:

Brenda's Arizona said...

Is he the rider of the motorcyle? That seems to add to his untold story! Great shot and hint of a bio that would be worth sharing.

Luis Gomez said...

Love the shot. Sounds like a great place to visit.

Eleonora said...

Mine too!
Wouldn't mind letting George take me around for a little ride on his bike.
Wonderful photo, JT!

Ciao
Roma Every Day

Petrea said...

Randsburg is one of my favorite places, too. And not far away is Red Mountain, where the PPJ Museum is tops on my list.

Tash said...

We've driven thru a couple of times and it was very ghost-townish with no one around. Your encounter with George is so fascinating and the photo is wonderful.