United States Nevada Storey
by Joe Gattuso
Selected for Google Earth [?] - ID: 3793001
Joe Gattuso, on November 1, 2007, said:
It's old and I'm pretty sure not accepting new burials. But Virginia City is mostly a tourist city now and the cemetery is crawling with visitors. Someone is keeping up the cemetery. On a later visit I saw that there was a new entrance and new trees -- I think this tree, as photogenic as it is, was cut down.
Helena & Douglas, on November 7, 2007, said:
Joe Gattuso, on November 7, 2007, said:
Thank you. You have some good work too.
Silverio Luiz Soligo, on April 4, 2009, said:
Luciano Rizzieri, on April 16, 2009, said:
Beautiful is interesting photo, congratulations:From Brazil -Jundiaí sp
Joe Gattuso, on April 21, 2009, said:
Thanks, Luciano. I liked seeing your photos too.
nanoinca, on December 13, 2009, said:
Ese árbol es el complemento perfecto para la foto. Me parece estupenda.
Joe Gattuso, on December 17, 2009, said:
Gracias! I remember taking this same photo twice, once as a boy and this one when I returned as an adult. I'm sorry to say, though, that I discovered on a later visit that the tree is no longer there.
Paul13, on February 4, 2010, said:
Joe Gattuso, on February 9, 2010, said:
Thanks, Paul13. This has always been one of my favorites.
tu-quoque, on February 9, 2010, said:
It’s incredible how different shapes can nature create
And in this case, I'd say that that the human setting has made nature's shapes a little eerie.
josé carlos farina, on June 14, 2010, said:
katyyyze, on November 21, 2010, said:
i like this foto. Really interesting and great work.
♦♣ powell ♠♥, on March 24, 2011, said:
greetings from hamburg, germany
P.k.chatterjee, on August 2, 2011, said:
A very amazing photo beautiful photo and very nice composition and very nice place, I like it. Thanks.
Greetings form India.
JBTHEMILKER, on November 3, 2011, said:
"interesting graveyard. is it abandoned?"
Tell me this: How does a cemetery become abandoned?
Joe Gattuso, on November 3, 2011, said:
Greetings JBTHEMILKER. Thanks for inviting me to your group.
This graveyard is not abandoned as far as I know, nor is Virginia City a true ghost town. I don't know the precise definition of "ghost town" and I think it is considered to be that informally. The city's heydey was in the mid-1800s. When the silver ran out the population shrank, leaving behind I lot of empty buildings. As I remember there was still mining into the 1950s, even small scale mining through today, and the population never went to zero. I don't know if there ever was a time when this or nearby cemeteries were completely uncared for -- "abandoned." On a visit subsequent to my taking this photo I saw that the tree is this photo was gone and that a person or group had put in some new trees or shrubs and a new entrance gate. The cemetery is getting some care, even though I think that makes it less interesting photographically.
hamavis, on December 30, 2011, said:
Great shot beautifull composition good colours,
Reminds me to old cowboy films i used to see in the '60s
greetings from The Netherlands
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Photo taken in Storey, NV, USA
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