Bodie, California, USA.
Copyright 2015 Martyn Phillips, M4Photo.
Bodie is a ghost town in the Bodie Hills east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, United States.
The small population are said to have suddenly up sticks and left the town under the threat of a big winter storm and the towns people falling into bad way during some tough times. The town is rapidly falling into decay, but there is still plenty to see and many of the mine workings are spread around the site.
Because of the dirt track road which washes away each winter, the site is usually closed in the winter when the snow falls. However, as we drove over the hills and into the town the snow began to fall heavier and heavier and we were presented with a real treat.
This is the first of several images that I took whilst visiting the town. This truck caught my eye because of it's framing with the snow covered ground and the 'seemingly' out of place yellow wheel. The footprints in the snow remind me of the spirits of the people left behind and those buried in the graveyard above the town, many babies, children and young folk.
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