JEROME, ARIZONA â€“ WEST OF SEDONA, EAST OF JAVA
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When you are next in Sedona, take some time to visit Jerome. Be sure to stop in Cottonwood â€“ another highly rated â€œold westâ€ town â€“ if time permits.
Mile-high Jerome clings uneasily to the side of a mountain. Earthquakes, gravity, and blasting have destabilized ancient foundations. The valley lies hundreds of feet below.
Jerome is one of Americaâ€™s â€œlargest ghost towns.â€ I can see where it would be a little creepy at night.
Hull Avenue is lined with interesting tourist-friendly businesses that occupy some of the most attractive Victorian buildings.
Jerome is a National Historic District.
I meant to spend about an hour in Jerome, but I spent half a day there, instead. It was one of the highlights of my three-week trip. I highly recommend a visit!
I have been thinking about the collages I upload, usually four images to a frame. Collages allow me to maintain a conservative upload policy without sacrificing the opportunity to thoroughly illustrate the subject matter. But, these collages have their limits â€“ some of the images are just too small. I think I shortchanged the four buildings in my previous upload, for example. Those buildings are very rich in detail, but much of that detail cannot be discerned because the images are too small.
So, I am closing out Jerome with this image, presented here in â€œfull size.â€ I want to show one of Jeromeâ€™s side streets â€“ the ruins, the steep grade, and the abyss below. I am not certain I have achieved this goal, but I am certain that I could not have achieved it had this photo been part of a collage.
If you have any thoughts on collages â€“ their strengths and weaknesses â€“ please do not hesitate to share them.
Well, from here I am running over to Ash Fork, Arizona to join â€œThe Mother Roadâ€ â€“ Route 66.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
Also by Richard Knight
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