Virginia City Cemetery (Color)

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Comments (19)

Joe Gattuso on November 1, 2007

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.

Joe Gattuso on November 7, 2007

Thank you. You have some good work too.

Silverio Luiz Soligo on April 4, 2009


Luciano Rizzieri on April 16, 2009

Beautiful is interesting photo, congratulations:From Brazil -Jundiaí sp

Joe Gattuso on April 21, 2009

Thanks, Luciano. I liked seeing your photos too.

nanoinca on December 13, 2009

Ese árbol es el complemento perfecto para la foto. Me parece estupenda.

Joe Gattuso on December 17, 2009

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

Wonderful landscape~!

Joe Gattuso on February 9, 2010

Thanks, Paul13. This has always been one of my favorites.

Joe Gattuso

tu-quoque on February 9, 2010

It’s incredible how different shapes can nature create

Joe Gattuso on February 9, 2010

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

wou!...very good

katyyyze on November 21, 2010

i like this foto. Really interesting and great work.

♦♣ powell ♠♥ on March 24, 2011

great picture! ~like~ greetings from hamburg, germany

pradeep kumar chatte… on August 2, 2011

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

"interesting graveyard. is it abandoned?" Tell me this: How does a cemetery become abandoned?

Joe Gattuso on November 3, 2011

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.

hans visser on December 30, 2011

Great shot beautifull composition good colours, Reminds me to old cowboy films i used to see in the '60s greetings from The Netherlands

Avel-Breizh on September 19, 2015

Welcome in the group Death. Hope you stay here for a long time.


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