Album Rusty, Crusty, Old, and Abandoned

Henk

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Death Valley, along the way to Striped Butte in Butte Valley

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Ted

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There's something melancholy or ghostly about those abandoned homesteads and such. They represented someone's hopes and dreams. There sure is a lot of abandoned industrial equipment out there too, representing a lot of capital investment, too. Getting those boilers and rock crushing machines, simply getting all that stuff transported to the remote deserts and high country was no mean feat in those days. Here in the midwest, wooden structures soon decompose, and iron and steel isn't far behind. The dry desert or mountain air keeps things in kind of a state of suspended decay or preservation.
 
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