Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Bed, Bodie Ghost Town, California

Since I’ve had a great response to my last shot of Bodie Ghost Town in California, I thought I’d use another for this week’s photo challenge. I’m sure this bed has an incredible story to tell, but it will be forever shrouded in mystery. It epitomises the eerie feel of the abandoned mining town which in 1879 was home to around 7,000 people. Not that you would believe that looking at it today!

Unfortunately most of the 2,000 buildings that originally made up the town are no longer present. But the 170 that do remain provide a fascinating window into an exciting period of American history.

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13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

    1. Ben Post author

      Haha, thanks Jo. I wish you could too! I really like this effect so I think I’ll be experimenting more with it in the future.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Those springs really make the picture I think. It almost looks like it could be some kind of strange torture device. Thanks for stopping by Barb!

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  2. eskay10

    I love this photo! Have you seen some of the first shots of Ellis Island after it was abandoned? Really eerie! Photos of abandoned places speak so much stronger than any description.

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    1. Ben Post author

      I have now! It looks incredible, some very similar shots to this one of mine actually. Totally different to what you see if you visit today. I agree, they are really quite powerful and tell such compelling stories without any words at all. I’m glad you enjoyed the shot, thanks for stopping by 🙂

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