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01 June 2013

June Theme Day: the Beauty of Decay



It's the first of the month, which means Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers! June 2013's theme is the beauty of decay.  This is timely, because about three weeks ago Pat and I took a little road trip to Colorado's eastern plains, in search of ghost towns.  This photo was taken in tiny Chivington, Colorado, which is basically a collection of ramshackle abandoned buildings and a dirt road. I believe there must be at least one resident though, because after about half an hour of exploring and picture-taking, we were interrupted by a young deputy sheriff who politely asked us to leave.  Apparently the lone resident of Chivington had spied us and called the fuzz!  I did get some great pictures before we were chased off, and I'll post a few here on the blog over the next few days.

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16 comments:

Ineke said...

Great image!

wilf said...

Abandoned buildings are often creepy and beautiful at the same time, imagine how much stories they hold inside....Beautiful shot!

Jim said...

Terrific.

Jo said...

so many stories lost in those ruins

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful image and drama too. Glad you got the shot :).

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! Hope you don't have a criminal record now!! I wonder did you accidently capture the lone resident on film??!!

VP said...

Funny story! It also happened here a couple of time when I was taking pictures in the suburbs: Now I stick to more populated areas of my town...

krisz fu said...

reminded me of "cow boy" town in the movies and complete with a sheriff!

Love the use of b/w!

Tanya Breese said...

interesting story, wonder why they ran you out of town? i love ghost towns...i remember going to calico when i was little and being scared upon hearing we were going there because it was a GHOST town...i took it literally lol...i think it would be fun to own a whole ghost town!

great black and white!

Randy said...

Beautiful b&w shot. Perfect for today's theme.

Judy said...

This is a nice find for the theme!

LONDONLULU said...

I love it in black & white! These ghost towns are amazing, though a shame you were called out by the 'picture police'!

Suzanne said...

Bygone days! Love the black and white. Thank you.

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this for today. Thanks for the interesting story, and I like that you chose black and white for the image.

Carraol said...

Beautiful and elegant image of this amazing architecture!

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful photo! I think this place is great for shooting:-)