Sunday, January 10, 2010

View of Urban Decay

Not far from the California/Nevada state line is a road that leads to an old ghost town. The commercialized silver mining town was fun and educational, but the true roadside entertainment is found along side the byways of the high deserts.

This is an abandoned garage with it's back wall blown out by what looks like buckshot and weather-induced erosion. There is no sign of a home, which leads one to think that the trailer was hauled away years ago.

7 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are great pictures. Sounds like a nice trip.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is a cute photo of the boy. It makes one wonder what he is thinking when contemplating the scene.

Petrea said...

JT, your blog is such a pleasure. i love southern California road trips, and I'm always on a road trip with you.

Tash said...

these are great. The 1st one is gallery quality. Very weird about how places are just abandoned like that. Lots of stories in these old buildings - see a lot like that on the way to Mammoth...always makes me wonder.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I think these cinder block structures are about homesteading. To get a few acres of land one had to agree to put up a 400 sq ft dwelling. That accounts for the size

Amber said...
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JT said...

PA, That makes sense. There are hundreds of foundations about 400 sq ft all throughout the deserts. I'd like to spend a week photographing all the roadside, and out buildings along Hwy 395, along the Owens Valley. Better yet, find out the stories behind them.