Ghost Towns of the Wild West~

This is a great post from Cindy Knoke.


Bodie is a gold rush era ghost town east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Mono Lake California. In its heyday it was a wild west era boomtown with shoot outs, bar-room brawls, stage-coach robberies, and murders. Dust and mayhem in the old wild west!

It had a jail, saloons, a red light district, and a morgue, everything you needed in the lawless frontier, just like all those western movies we’ve all watched.
Bodie also had a Chinatown with an opium den and Taoist temple. I don’t remember Taoist temples in the old western movies, do you? I guess this doesn’t quite fit with the six-guns and society ethos of those movies.

There was a Catholic and Methodist church, to counteract the lawless ways of the frontier, no doubt.
Bodie was founded in 1859 and at its peak it had a population of almost 10,000 people and around 2000 buildings.

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A love letter to San Francisco: the many many reasons why I love this city

A love letter to my City…:)


It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is I love about this city so much.

Perhaps the physicality of the city itself; the colours, the striking victorian architecture, the walkable streets.

Perhaps it is the people; the welcoming nature of the city allows for all walks of life to feel like they belong and to be as odd or as normal as they wish to be. Both and all those in between are welcome.

Perhaps it is because before I arrived in San Francisco the only culture/design/style that I had been exposed to beforehand came in the form of a coffee shop in Mammoth Lakes named ‘Black Velvet Coffee’ whose scandinavian coffeehouse interior decor made me never want to go outside.

It’s probably a mixture of all these things and a little more.

My expectations were also low for this city as during my travels I’d learned to experience the…

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Autumn in San Francisco

Art by Rob Goldstein
Autumn Lights-September 2016

Happy Labor Day to my friends on WordPress and other social media.

As a child of the working class I owe a debt of gratitude to the
generations of brave and selfless immigrants who worked
together to give me a nation that wanted its children educated,
housed and fed.

We are not mature until we understand our duty to a future
that is not ours.

Thanks to my grandparents and great grandparents, I had the time
to cultivate a taste for art, and to learn how to express myself as a
civilized man in the World.

Please enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Rob Goldstein 2016

Art by Rob Goldstein
Dolores Street
October 2012


Art by Rob Goldstein
The Hard Rain


Art by Rob Goldstein
Still Busy



Beethoven Symphony No.6 in F Major Op. 68 ‘Pastoral’
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, cond The Chamber Orchestra of Europe



Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #27

Meet and Greet Fridays on Yesterday After


2113797ca1079b9900df89db28d236d5 Hello September!

Week #27 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Hello today we are at Week #27 !!! Time comes and goes…

we welcome September a beautiful month that brings us the Fall Season and all the goodness that comes with it! And is my Birthday Month! 🙂

I hope that you all had great time during your busy week, mine has been fulfilled with many things and in a creative mode!
Right now here in US we are all ready for a long weekend since Monday is Labor Day! 😉

Meet and Greet time brings always excitement to connect with others! Please Keep posting your links in the comments!

Thank you for your participation I appreciate so much all your reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media shares it helps a lot all of us!
That’s so kind of you to help sharing this post and keep this event going! I am very thankful! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is…

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