Bodie – Ghost Town in the East of California close to the border of Nevada
S. Bodey found 1859 close to the Mono Lake gold and soon the town named after him grow.
By 1880 about 10 000 people lived an worked in Bodie including brothels, gambling hauls and criminality took over.
When the gold was soon gone the people left and Bodie became known as the Ghost Town.
Abandoned houses, old cars und the dust from the past are remaining.
A paradise for photographers.
Altough the wealth is gone in Bode the remaining ist still detail-rich.
Did you know: Instead of Good Morning people asked:
“Have a man for breakfast?”
meaning: Did anyone get killed last night?
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zuletzt aktualisiert am February 4, 2023
20 thoughts on “Bodie – California´s Ghost Town”
Great find! I’m collecting these places for when I’m going to do a road trip in America. This goes on the list, thanks!
You´re welcome. Hope you will have a great time during your road trip in America.
Agree, this must be a photographer`s wet dream!
Cool and spooky, like stepping back in time. What a great find and great pics.
It is like stepping back in time but I didn´t think it was spooky. Was very interesting to watch all this old stuff.
Good to know! I’ve been wanting to photograph a place like this. I thought most of them had been cleared out.
It´s the only Ghost Town I know too but maybe there are some other places…?
That’s fascinating. I suppose there must be places like this wherever people went prospecting for gold. As you say, an absolute gift for photographers.
Photos are awesome – ghost towns are creepy but so fun!
Wow this is incredible (and rather eerie!). If someone asked me about the man for breakfast, I’d take an about turn and run before they finished their question 😛
That´s exactly what I would do too, Surya. 😀
I love ghost towns! We have a couple in NZ, really fun to look around.
Never heard of them but I am sure they are fun and interesting.
OOoo it looks just like an old western! I’d love to go there! Your pictures really capture the deserted atmosphere! Great choice to make them Sepia!
Thanks. Yes, the Sepia adds more atmosphere to it. At least that´s what I´m thinking.
Wow, in this day and age you would think there wouldnt be a place like this. Great find!