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Sunday, February 15, 2015

JEROME, ARIZONA

Some views from my trip to Jerome on Friday.  It's only about 20 miles away but worlds of difference.


Through a forest, up and over a mountain.

The narrow winding road then brings us to a legendary town perched on the other side of the mountain.









Some buildings have fared better than others.

In the restored Grand Hotel, sparkling wine glasses await new customers . . .


. . . amid stories of the past.


Outside a one-time bordello, later a reknowned restaurant and now a quirky gift shop, the House of Joy, mysteries linger.


In the post office, brass mailboxes line up on duty.


Outside a perky indication of modernity in the street.


And a stylish hat awaits its owner.


The views over the Verde Valley to the cliffs of the Red Rocks are amazing.


And heading for home, the rocky cliffs bear silent witness to all that has gone before.




8 comments:

Steve said...

Nice photos, nice trip, thanks.

Stephen Hayes said...

It looks like an interesting place that time forgot. Thanks for letting us join you on your trip.

Anonymous said...

It looks a little like Sedona. 500 people! I thought I lived in a small town.

Judy said...

Following me around again I see;)

Tom Cochrun said...

Great trip. Thanks for taking us along. As you, we always enjoy visiting the little town too strong to die.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

You would never compare it to Sedona if you'd seen either town lately. Sedona is chi-chi. Jerome has retained it's funk.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

When are we going to meet?

The Bug said...

Nice road trip!