Sunday, 4 August 2013

Calico ghost town

We left the valley towards Las Vegas, and stopped at an old, abandoned silver mine: Calico.
It is a regular ghost town: all buildings like the saloon, the firestation, the corral, the sheriff's office, the little school and even the undertaker were all restored to its old glory.
It felt a little weird, it really looked like a Disney World fake; and it was funny that you had to remind yourself constantly that the place had been a real silver mine once.
Anyway, it was really hot out there, and after a while we all sat on grandpa chairs, in the shade on the veranda, exhausted by the heat.


rob carey said...

Hey, you're taking my ideas, Rene! I have been wanting to do a series of ghost town sketches here in California. Wonderful work.

Flo said...

the colors are beautiful! I can feel the intense heat !

Rene Fijten said...

Rob, we only visited this one, there will still be a few left, maybe even less restored.
Thanks Florence, I tried to capture the heat, glad you noticed.

Koosje Koene said...

Geweldige schetsen! Wat een fijne blog om te bekijken. Ik ga je volgen! Dank voor je bezoek aan mijn blog (en de felicitatie :))

Rene Fijten said...

Graag gedaan Koosje. Bedankt voor je bezoek; je hebt zelf ook een leuke blog!