Thursday’s Special

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) challenge this week is slightly different than usual in that she has provided a list of words from which to pick one to illustrate.

I am going for decrepit: adjective meaning  – worn out or ruined because of age or neglect; dilapidated; rickety; run-down; broken-down; ramshackle; worn-out; derelict; falling to pieces; on its last legs

I like photographing old and decrepit things and on a trip around the Canyons a few years ago we came across this abandoned ‘village’ near Marble Canyon, AZ. During the Great Depression, a few white settlers built a small town of wooden structures with shingle roofs that still cling to gigantic boulders in a moon-like setting at the foot of Vermilion Cliffs. They were known as the Cliff Dwellers.


How anyone survived in this desolate landscape I have no idea.

Please pop over to see Paula if you would like to join in.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

27 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special”

  1. They must have roasted, I wonder how long ago it was abandoned. What a photogenic place and it fits decrepit perfectly, top marks that girl!

    1. Well I do have a lot of decrepit photos, but this place sprang to mind first and I thought the photos deserved an outing 🙂

  2. I have never seen a boulder amazing as these. What a pleasant surprise, Jude! I am very grateful for this virtual travel to a place I am not likely to see in real life. Thank you for joining this challenge 🙂

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