Photo Friday: Rhyolite Ghost Town (Nevada)

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Rhyolite began in early 1905 as one of several mining camps that sprang up after a prospecting discovery in the surrounding hills. The town declined almost as rapidly as it rose, its population nearly zero by 1920. Now there are just a few remnants of the town that was. The area is an easy drive from Death Valley, California, where we were visiting at the time.

Photos taken January 2012

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

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tucsonTucson Botanic Gardens
Tucson, Arizona

My best friend (who taught me photography) had recently moved from Southern California to Tucson and I made a visit out to see him and his wife that winter. Always looking for photo outing opportunities, we stopped by the Tucson Botanic Gardens on a grey day, where I came across this unusual juxtaposition.

Photo taken December 27, 2006.

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