I finally got round to processing my infra-red pictures from our recent trip to Big Bend National Park so I’ll be posting a set taken in and around the ghost town area of Terlingua, the town closest to the park entrance.
Terlingua is a fascinating place. It rose to prominence as a hub for mercury mining in the first half of the 20th century but, when the mines closed, its population reduced to a trickle. Recently, though, it’s become a popular tourism location and has morphed into an enormously quirky collection of weird and wonderful rental properties, many based around old caravans and trailers, many off the grid entirely, serving as a base for many visitors to the national park. I’m also pretty sure it would place highly in any national competition for yard art.
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