Friday, October 22, 2010

Looking Into the Past

If one could make alive again for other people some cobwebbed skein of old dead intrigues and breathe breath and character into dead names and stiff portraits. That is history to me!
George Macaulay Trevelyan

What is it that fascinates us about the past and its events? Bodie is an especially intriguing place because it is a piece of the history that still retains the feel of the people who lived there. It has not been "prettied up" to the detail of a museum or reenactment village. It contains the very real pieces of what is once was.

You can look through many windows and find those pieces. Certainly they have had a bit of nudging from the State Parks employees, but for the most part what you see is what was. It's one of my favorite things and I'll share a few pictures over the next nights about that history.

This was one of the most startling. Perhaps because a famous face is peering back as you peer in. A bit unexpected and an eerie feeling...

Weekend, "Past Meets Present":



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