Monday, 11 May 2009
I occasionally find the odd abandoned building in the countryside around where I live in Somerset. I have always wanted to visit an American Ghost Town and,during a quick visit to New Mexico in 2002, I had the chance to drive along the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It was great. There were a number of artists colonies en route which were fascinating to visit. I noticed a ghost town to one side of the trail, but the warning signs were very clear in warning that entry was dangerous. To be on the safe side, I used a long lens to capture this shot. A mediocre image, I know, but I had achieved my dream. I realised two more dreams the same day - I visited the Georgia O'Keefe Museum in Sante Fe (she being one of my favourite artists and . . . when I drove back to Albuquerque . . . I had tumbleweed blow across the highway in front of me. Yeeha!