ST Road Trip: Rhyolite Update

Outside Death Valley (and even within the park), are reminders of America's history in the form of ghost towns. We explored one of those towns, called Rhyolite. This town in the desert cropped up to support nearby mining, and contained schools, an opera house, a bank, and train station. But the city was abandoned almost as quickly as it was formed when the mining ores were depleted by 1911. This photograph was taken looking through a rail car that had once served the area- the contrast of the red exterior paint and turquoise inside paint was too wonderful for words. Taken with the @leica_camera SL.