The Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, California

Most of you know that I tend to favor black and white photography but there are many shots just crying out for color, like this one.

The red roofs are a corrugated tin that is highly reactive. Within two years of the installation of the new roofs, they had turned this color.

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Here is an aerial view of the mineyard I took this year. This is just part of the huge park. The Empire was the largest producer of gold in the west. There is so much to see here, including a short trip underground in the main shaft.

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Until next time,

Grover

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1 Response to The Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, California

  1. yubahome says:

    Reblogged this on Ancestral Yuba.

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