Sunday, December 13, 2009

Concordia Cemetery- Part 2

Someone had been through on Day of the Dead leaving sweets for the deceased!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Concordia Cemetery - Part 1

On To Texas!

Unlike many cemeteries, Concordia has its own website that you can visit HERE

You can visit the cemeteries own site for more on its history and famous residents. Despite its barren appearance I really liked this cemetery and it was very photogenic!

Stay Tuned for Part 2!

Full Moon over New Mexico

When we first crossed into New Mexico it was late afternoon. The following two photographs were taken from a moving car, and through a dirty windshield ( not something I normally do!)

 The sun had all but set and the full moon was on the rise. I have NOT enhanced the colors of the sky. Isn't the sky breathtaking? I had never seen such a beautiful moonrise! Land of Enchantment indeed!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ghost Towns- Lordsburg and Shakespear

A bit farther on up the road in New Mexico from Steins sits another ghost town named Shakespear. Shakespear was a bit harder to find. We arrived in the town of Lordsburg, which is on its way to a ghost town it seems. There are people there, even a McDonalds, but a good half the towns footprint seemed to contain either abandoned buildings or ones that looked almost there.

We finally made our way to the other side of Lordsburg and found the dirt road that took us to Shakespear. Unfortunately, Shakespear was closed for the day. It seems that Shakespear is such a good example of an old west town that it has been seriously fenced in and now has regular business hours. We arrived too late in the afternoon, and after having to off road it in our Scion- which is not a good car for off roading- we arrived too late. Because the fence was too high (with a guard dog sign) and set well away from the town we couldn't even get photos through the fence.

We did however encounter the Shakespear cemetery at the foot of the dirt road to town. Not too impressive a cemetery, but nonetheless historic. At this point sunlight was fading fast so we continued on our way to Las Cruces. Perhaps we will have another chance to see Shakespear again, at least this time we know just where it is.

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