Archives for July 2011

Creepy Doll in a Pioneer Museum

I think I’ve said something about this before; toys tend to retain the spirit of the children that once owned and loved them. It’s kind of eerie in a way when the toy outlives the child. Browse the archives and you will see similar toy images. It’s about capturing humanity or the remnants of human existence through images whether it is ruins that haunt the landscape or an artifact that no longer is used. One day, we will all be gone from this tangible world and all that will remain are the things that we used.

Old West Church

This is an old west church from what remains a movie set in Parowan Valley in Southern Utah. I’m not sure which flick was filmed here but it is a curious location to behold. It looks so good with the backdrop of pinion covered hills in the background.

Shaved Ice

This is the classic rural decay one finds around Southern Utah in towns like Minersville. Most of the buildings are old, decrepit and cracked but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Decay is a beautiful thing to behold. When a town cleans up their buildings and streets it loses the beauty that appeals to my camera lens. Look at all that awesome wear in the building with the white paint peeling away. I love it that there’s only a strip of the original sign laying exposed behind wood paneling on the side of the building. What a piece of history trying to withstand the winds of time!