Amargosa Hotel

The Amargosa Hotel

Outside the eastern boundary of Death Valley National Park is the Death Valley Historic District and the Amargosa Hotel. The hotel is a small establishment that doesn’t provide a lot of onsite entertainment. There is a coffee shop across the parking lot, but the menu is limited. There are a lot of rooms that are not available due to a lack of enough business to pay for the refurbishing and maintenance. The highlight of the area is the old Opera House … and the painted walls and ceiling that tells the story of the once thriving mining district community. Access to the Opera House is by tour only.

Amargosa Hotel Veranda
Amargosa Hotel Peeling Paint

Stairway

Stairway

This structure was built in the late 1800’s, when there wasn’t a requirement for how steep a stairway could be. This thing would be tough to manage with an armload of groceries, for sure. Hopefully, it is only used as an emergency exit.

It also provides for an interesting view out the window.

Victoria Scenes

Victoria Alley
Victoria Door

One of the things that I miss with the virus having closed the Canadian border is the ability to visit Victoria, BC. The trip is just a ferry ride … and the cost is cheap if you walk onboard … and the ferry terminal is in the main harbor in Victoria.

The old areas of town are a great location for photo shoots. Plenty of interesting visuals. I loved this claustrophobically narrow alley and one of the doorways that opens off it.

Dust

Dusty Glasses

Well, there isn’t any lipstick left on these, but I still would be nervous using them. Not sure why they all ended up lined up on this interior window sill.

Found inside the Hastings Building, Port Townsend, WA.

Window Sill

This window sill was just awful, but I liked the detail work on the window pull. The design was matched by all the hinges in the building.

Lawnmower

Lawnmower

Another image from the interior of the Hastings Building in Port Townsend.

This old lawnmower is one of the few items left inside the building. It reminded me of my youth when I would push a mower similar to this around the neighborhood looking to make some extra money during the summer. The one I used wasn’t so rusty.

This one seems to have a board attached… not sure what the purpose was. Either to assist with the basket that catches the grass … or maybe to use the mower (with the handle in reverse) as a hand truck (?)

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