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[Silver Plume, Colorado, Pop. 203; July, 2012]

I can't imagine why anyone would think this was a store . . . . .

Silver Plume, Colorado, an ancient silver mining camp, is located in the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic District. The District’s main attraction is the “Georgetown Loop Historic Mining & Railroad Park” and its narrow-gauge passenger train.

The passenger train that connects Silver Plume and Georgetown is justifiably famous. As the train huffs and puffs through the magnificent mountain scenery, it executes a series of 360° loops, which is rare in railroading.

I highly recommend the Railroad Park and its passenger train.

Colorado has dozens of ancient mining camps, many of them clinging to life. I have found that these small “dots on the map” almost always offer good photographic opportunities.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

38 responses

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Hmmm... If it's not a store, how can it be closed? "Not Open," maybe.... ;-) Either way, a great find, Dick.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Good question, Steve. Nonetheless, this is a superb find, Richard!! I love the vibrant colors and the array of items in the "non-store front." What a fabulous ride that would be, 360 degree turns!! I would imagine the scenery on that ride would be staggering. Very well photographed.....I love this one my friend!!!!!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Great picture and it sounds like a fascinating place Dick thanks for the input!!!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    I like it!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    If it is not a store, why does it have a storefront? Awesome and interesting find, Dix!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful !!!!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Nice looking building, whatever.....the oddest things are the best for pix, eh!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Your images are always fascinating and interesting, this one is no exception !

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (15 Aug 2012):

    Not a store? Is it someone's home?

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Whatever this delightful place happens to be? it is wonderful...great shot & story!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I suppose it could be an alligator in disguise!!!! It does look like a fascinating place to visit, even if you can't get inside to not purchase anything.....since its not a store!! We have experienced one of those 360 degree train rides in Mexico.....it's quite an experience! I'd love to experience Colorado as well!!

  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Wonderful find!! 360 degree turns, sounds like something the government had a hand in .... keeps going in circles but does make some progress. Once again a wonderful shot and narrative to go with it.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    What a great find.. In all honesty, I'd want to wander through that store if I stumbled upon it.. that sign was for people like me.. hehehe

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    i am loving all the yellow .... yahoo..... great find Friend....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    To me It looks like a museum, that perhaps is only open certain times of the year...In a town the size of 203, they probably wouldn't have much business if they charged admittance for a tour through the building...How trustworthy of the owners however to leave everything intact inside the building where it could be seen from the outside through the windows and but not open for business:)

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    A very interesting building! Nicely captured too! It sounds like a place that would be fun to visit! Thanks for the information too.

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (15 Aug 2012):

    Wow, what a great find, I'd want to meander thru it too!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    I agree with all the above! I think maybe I have driven by this place while in the Georgetown area.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    The train sounds like a blast! Great narrative and a fun photo.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    Very interesting shot and narative

  • P. Michael Bodigor

    P. Michael Bodigor gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    Some people just know how to decorate their home.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Aug 2012):

    It looks so colorful and inviting, what an beautiful find. I would just love to meander through this gem of a building.. Beautifully captured!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (17 Aug 2012):

    Cool find .... well then what is it ?

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (17 Aug 2012):

    'Closed?' Looks open for viewing from here. Looks a little raggled-taggled but very eclectic.......like it!! you find the most interesting subjects BB.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (18 Aug 2012):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (18 Aug 2012):

    What a great find!!! Ed & I will have to check this out the next time we get to Colorado and we'll probably take the train ride : )

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (21 Aug 2012):

    Leave it to you to find the unusual. Great discovery!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Aug 2012):

    Such a great find, Dick. Beautiful building. Love the yellow. Always appreciate the info.

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (22 Aug 2012):

    I love the colors and feel of this !!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (25 Aug 2012):

    i love mining towns....and frankly, i WANT that storefront!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (28 Aug 2012):

    ha, too funny!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato said (31 Aug 2012):

    Very nice design and the color yellow contrasting with the dark green of this building. The table adorned with a single gable window on the first floor on the right and a beautiful setting of simple design that is very reminiscent of Japanese architecture. The large windows just suggest a small but smart shop. The place is really lovely, can be glimpsed woods and mountains.

  • Yaz Hawkins

    Yaz Hawkins said (31 Aug 2012):

    Maybe the name of this store is "Not A Store"! Great find!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (9 Sep 2012):

    LOL!! What a funny find!!! Great shot too.

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (15 Sep 2012):

    As always, a great narrative with a wonderful image.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (22 Sep 2012):

    Impressing shot and story!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (7 Oct 2012):

    I do love the colors though. It's amazing how well yellow, black and a bit red go together. :-) R

  • Drora Baharal

    Drora Baharal said (19 Nov 2012):

    great shot

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