Monday, February 14, 2011

Independence mine

We went to Independence Mine State Park the next day.  I've always like to look at old mines and this one was a beauty.  The signs may not interest you at all but I found them interesting and thus the pictures.  It's hard to imagine working at a mine like this.  I've been watching the Alaska : Gold Rush series on TV so this blog comes at the right time.






4 comments:

Ginny said...

I LOVE the picture with that one house in the foreground. Mines are very scary places nowadays, and these photos evoke a lot of feelings, destitution and desolation, death and beauty all at the same time!!

Carletta said...

I would think you'd have to be a mighty hardy soul to live and work in a mine in cold Alaska and this looks so far from anything. :)

George said...

This is a wonderful old mine. I enjoy visiting places like this as well

Rose said...

What amazes me about some of the old places is that some of the buildings left seem to be built so strong, straight and true...