On one of our trips to Tucson, Arizona we drove south to the old mining town of Bisbee just past Tombstone near the border with Mexico. Founded in 1880 and known as the ‘Queen of the Copper Camps,’ Bisbee was once a thriving town driven by a booming mining industry of copper, silver, and gold. But after nearly a century of mining the mineral reserves were depleted and when mining operations closed, the city of Bisbee fell into decline. Fortunately efforts were taken to preserve the historic downtown and artists moved into the area making it a fun place to visit (though it’s off the beaten path, I grant you.)
I say all this to show you the photos I took on the outskirts of town as I thought they would do nicely for Cees Fun Foto Challenge, Blue and Yellow.
Nice shots, Susanne. I love the Art Deco petrol station. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete. It was a fun place to visit out in the middle of nowhere! 🙂
That car is so cool!
Thanks! 🙂 It was a fun old town to visit and I loved the old cars too!
Two absolutely wonderful photos for this week’s blues and yellows 😀 Thanks for playing along.
Aw thank you so much! 🙂 I knew I saved them for something!
Fresno has a gas station like this too, in an older part of town. It looks pretty much the same, I don’t think it’s actually in business but is it nicely preserved also. So cool!
I loved seeing the old gas station and cars against that deep blue sky! Loved all your colorful mosaics too by the way!! 🙂
Thanks! I think I’m starting to get too many mosaics 😋
Nice photos. I’ve never been to Bisbee, but it looks like a fun place to visit.
Thanks. It was a nice drive from Tucson and a cute artsy town. 🙂