Thursday, May 28, 2009
Modern Art in the middle of the Salt Flats. This huge sculpture along I-80 between Elko and Salt Lake City, was a featured stop on the reality show "The Amazing Race". Since the show aired there have been so many visitors to it that a fence has been erected around the base to keep people off of it.
Luckily this picture was taken before the fence went up... It truly is an eyesore now.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I am finding that the landscape in and around Elko is dotted with ghost towns in various stages of mortality. For instance, over the past week I posted shots from Metropolis, NV which has a ghost town label that can certainly be taken at face value.
On the other side of the coin you find the area where this photo was taken. A town that is neither a ghost town, nor is it a thriving seat of civilization. But somewhere in between. A place with abandoned cars, farm equipment, homes and businesses that sit beside modern'ish homes and buildings that have an unmistakable air of recent habitation.
This past evening I was out driving when I saw a sign labeled "Tuscarora" pointing west down a dirt road. It occurred to me that a dirt road is more likely to lead to a ghost town than a paved road. So I turned west and drove about 7 miles.
The town was a treasure trove of opportunity, however the light was going fast so I was limited in what I could get this time.
I will be going back when I will have more time and light to shoot in more detail. For now enjoy the semi-Ghost Town of Tuscarora, Nevada.