Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Out West: The Ghost Town

This country is littered with ghost towns. They're everywhere. Wether it's due to economic collapse, environmental issues, underground mine fires that can't be stopped, or just population shifts; for one reason or another entire towns are forgotten, left to rot and slowly succumb to the will of nature.

This ghost town fell victim to the interstate system. When the new freeway was put in it bypassed the old town, making what once was a main artery through the west into a seldom used road. After time the residents moved away from the dying town, and left the buildings and abandoned cars as a monument to the city's long forgotten significance. 

A chair sits among tumble weeds.

It's difficult to see but the hand painted sign on this tiny building reads 'Post Office'.

Photos taken with a Canon Mark III, with a Canon 20mm f/2.8 lens.

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