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12 July 2018

Mystery car

Last Saturday I shot a wedding at the Mount Princeton Hot Springs, which is in a beautiful area of Colorado called the Collegiate Peaks. I was there for a couple of days and I got a chance to explore a little with my camera in hand when I wasn't "on duty", but this shot was taken during the event. I was setting my bride and groom up for some portraits next to the river, and I noticed that there was an old car chassis sitting in the water, so I snapped a photo of it to test the light (might as well take a picture of something interesting). It looks like it's been there for half a century. If you look to the right of it, you'll see another smashed up old car. In fact, there were three or four old wrecks like this in the river! I was mystified. There isn't a road above this spot, or not that I could see, anyway. Where did these "car-casses" come from?

July 16, 2018 update: My friend Chris tells me that these wrecks were probably put there intentionally. In his words, "Old cars got used as fillers for berms and such quite a bit. Not unusual." You learn something new every day.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

There's a story to that, probably not a good one!