Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Go West XXXIV - Silverton

Main Street of Silverton, Colorado  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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The small town of Silverton began as a silver mining camp in the 1870's. But the past evolves into present and instead of mules and horses tied-up in front of these establishments, pickup trucks and SUVs park. Instead of communicating to the outside world via telegraph, there is satellite TV, and instead of mining for silver, they mine for tourists (the area is now a National Historic District). To add a bit of local color denizens dress-up in period costumes,
playing their part of the Old West.


19 comments:

  1. I love such small, traditional towns..
    I wonder whether it looked so colorful in the past?
    Probably not, but now looks charmingly.
    Excellent picture, allowing us to feel like in the Wild West

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  2. Fantastic colours for the desert. We also have a town in outback NSW called Silverton founded on silver mining. It was used as a set for filming Mad Max. I visited once and was surprised to find wild camels roaming through the dust.

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  3. I wonder wheter it was also so colorful in the old times...

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  4. Like a scene from old films..... I did look for the horses.
    Perfect location for some many photo shots.
    Could have been even fashion shots here:)

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  5. Positively delightful. Terrific way to pull in tourists, but Ola has a point about the past.

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  6. would you dress up if you lived there? like wild bill, perhaps?

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  7. Fantastic photograph, fantastic colours. I am greeting

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  8. the same old colourful saloons, but with very different horses tethered in front ...

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  9. I like your POV in this shot very much Doug... i see that you are still enjoying your tour of the old west... keep safe and avoid any man carrying a gun outside his pants lol:)....peter:)

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  10. very cool town. lots of history there

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  11. Nice vivid colors. Great setting. Nice shot.

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  12. A wonderful mix of the historic and modern times. The colours of the buildings are very bold, the hills provide an interesting backdrop. Very well composed Doug.

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  13. I love these old houses, looking like in a Western moovie.

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  14. Sparsely covered bluffs overlooking colourful wooden houses. Perfect, just how I imagined the (not so) Wild West to be.

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  15. those storefronts still look charming though.. nice shot! :)

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  16. Wonderful painted houses: they offer a great combination of colors with the green hills and the blue sky. Nicely done!
    Have a nice day.

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