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    Default Alta, Colorado - Part 2 .....What a difference a year makes.

    I first shot these in about 1970. Went back a year later and the buildings had really suffered from a harsh winter as seen in the collapsed structures. Remember get those pictures while ya can cuz they ain't gonna be there forever. The last two pictures got reversed by this frustrating new posting format but you cans see what happened with the heavy snow.
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    What a shame on so many levels...
    1st: that first picture would look good on my wall in that frame (LOL) if the building was still standing. (nice crop job, Don).
    2nd: those roads look like they were plowed...hope those plow guys weren't into "destruction mode" about having to go plow a road that no one uses during winter.

    So many questions come to mind as to "if it was nature or man(?)". Glad that you snapped a few before everything was totally gone. At least we know what the town looked like...somewhat!

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    Don, I find these even more interesting than the first batch. The visable stress almost gives one an audible sense of wood creaking against wood as the only sound to compete with the biting wind.

    Could that stoney silence soon be broken by the explosive blast of a Harley's firey anus?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulture View Post

    Could that stoney silence soon be broken by the explosive blast of a Harley's firey anus?!

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    Well Vulture, you certainly have a way with words. My genuuuuine Harlem Davis ain't quite that loud. I used to punch the baffles out of the mufflers 'till I got caught by the boss and had to replace 'em at my expense. Sure did sound good though fer a little while.
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    Remember get those pictures while ya can cuz they ain't gonna be there forever.

    Sage advice... and more great photos. Gracias!

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