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Sunday, September 4, 2011

A trip to Bodie ghost-town

California state is a really nice place to travel to. The nature is amazing! You can find there so many different types like desert, mountains, ocean shore, big trees and more. But also, California is reach of history. And one of the historical jewels is Bodie ghost town.

Bodie CA ghost town
It's hidden in deserted Sierra Nevada mountain range, and it used to be a pretty much big gold-mining town where population was nearly 10 thousand people once. For those times, it was a really big town. Well... You can find facts about Bodie on Wikipedia.

Bodie CA ghost town
I've been in Bodie before, and at that time, I promised myself to come there again. Despite of tourists visiting the place, I always feel loneliness and abandonment of Bodie. It feels like only howling winds and an occasional ghosts live in this town. I'm not sure about the second ones, but winds are really frequent guests there. Roads to this historic state park are open only in summer time, and Bodie is covered with snow and silence on winter.

Bodie CA ghost town

Unfortunately, only small part of the town survived the time, but interiors remain are as they were left and stocked with goods.

Bodie CA ghost town
This trip, we were really lucky! It was a day of Bodie. Volonteers arrived from all over the country, dressed up in old clothes, and pretended they are real Bodie residents.

Bodie CA ghost town
Bodie CA ghost town
Bodie CA ghost town
Real old A-1 Ford cars filled up Bodie's streets

Bodie CA ghost town
Some buildings such as casino and old saloon was open to public. I felt like we jumped through the time to the old days and dived into that simple and difficult life in deserted Bodie where hot and dry in summer and cold and snowy in winter.

Bodie CA ghost town
Bodie CA ghost town
Bodie CA ghost town
So when you travel to California, save a couple of days to visit eastern Sierra Nevada and Bodie historical state part. Feel the history breath on your own; absorb the years. Believe me, you won't regret!

Story by Irina (IrinaPhotography)


TonyaUtkina said...

Totally fantastic pictures!!! I'm speechless! Way to go Irina!

SocksAndMittens said...

Love, love, love your photos! and I also would like to see the town now. It's added to my Places-To-See list :)

Katrinshine said...

Fantastic story and very beautiful photos!

Fine said...

Very spooky!
Love it!

Natalka Pavlysh said...

Amazing! Irina, you are so talented!!!

Muza`s Workshop said...

thank you for this interesting story and AMAZING pictures

Anonymous said...

Amazing pictures and story!
It's very interesting!

IrinaN said...

Thank you very much , ladies, for your warm words :)

Yana said...

Wonderful story and great pictures! Thank you for sharing!

FleetingStillness said...

what an interesting place! I would love to visit it...

Jane_Bo said...

What amazing story and pictures! Thank you!

Albina M said...

LOvely photos!

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos!

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