Sunday, April 05, 2009

Solemn/Playful

This week's challenge over at 2Things is Solemn/Playful.
Anyone can play along, won't you join us?


A ghostly rendition of Leonardo DaVinci's Last supper
taken in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada at the
Goldwell Open Air Museum. Click on image to enlarge.

I was so excited to see these sculptures amidst the ruins
of this ghost town.

Rhyolite ghost town, 35 miles east of Death Valley was
originally founded in 1904. There was speculation of a gold
and lots of it. 85 mining companies moved in with plans
to prosper. It had a population of 10,000 in it's day. 1907
financial panic set in, the town went bust, by 1920
only 14 people lived here. In 1924, the last resident died.

Today there are quite a few remnants of the buildings,
train tracks, a bank, grocery store and abandoned mines
that remain in this town and share the land with this museum.

Now for playful:

Barbie, Ken and friends on a Romeo's Holiday

Click on image to enlarge.

Romeo's Holiday Bed & Breakfast was just across the
street from where we stayed in Provincetown, MA.
On one of my early morning walks I discovered this
party still going on. It really made me laugh because
of it's playfulness.

Thanks for the visit.
My other blogspot: "ThE ArTfuL EyE"

9 comments:

The Gossamer Woman said...

You must have an endless supplies of photographs to choose from. You always seem to come up with the right ones. I like the Kens and Barbies, never having had them when I was young. I'm sure I missed out on something. Glad they are getting to play on Romeo's Holiday. So festive. I hope they had nice weather all the way through.

Vivian said...

Great entries for both Solemn and playful! I was cracking up when I saw the Barbie and Ken dolls hanging out at the pond. I thought you set that up for the shot, then I read your comment...too funny. Did you ever find out who posed the dolls there? a kid perhaps?

The Artful Eye said...

Vivian- I pretty sure it was one of the proprietor's of Romeo's B & B who staged this Ken and Barbie party.

John said...

i.think.that.rusty.has.ked.on.mermaid.barbie.by.now

sppoklie and funny - and always enlightening....gracias, otra cerveza por favor.

Anonymous said...

John realy said...
i.think.that.rusty.heron.has.snacked.on.mermaid.barbie.by.now

gracias, otra cerveza por favor.

Anonymous said...

Vamos a safeway para la ganga de corona la mas fina

John said...

I wanna lay down on the couch - happy Easter, Andrea.

Indoor Easter egg hunt here when Greg and Marie wake up. Poor Alex and Mariana have been up, awake, in their room for an hour. You'd think thery were in Pennsylvania and it was the fierts day of deer hunting season..

Maya said...

Those are both good for this challenge. We may be driving through Death Valley. If so, maybe we can see this ghost town. It looks interesting!

jgy said...

Idyllic/Serene.