Thursday, January 29, 2009

Sky Watch #30


IMG_0247, originally uploaded by airam94564.

For my fellow skywatchers who drops in this site once a week, I am still running a series on my road trip from memorial day 2008, which is a road trip of highway 395 from Carson City Nevada to Yosemite NP via Tioga Pass.

This was the end of our second day. After a long day driving, we arrived at our destination for the night, Mammoth Lakes. It was late May and we were staying in a lodge just outside the mountain. It was snowing when we arrived.

But on the village as pictured here at 8 pm there was just snow flurries. This is the village (shopping, eating, etc). Pretty deserted on off season and just after the holiday. We replenished our energy by downing some huge portions of pub grub at the Auld Dubliner.
Then we called it a day, finally.

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65 comments:

Mirage said...

Twilight Zone, in real life!!!

Awesome! Happy SWF!

Dewdrop said...

Doggone... I don't have my mojo either. lol

Awesome shots, all the way down the page. I love the amazing mountain shots.

Lurch said...

Have been absebt from commenting Maria so am on catch up. Great shots so far this week.
SC is having major problems :-(

Joy said...

Looks like a European city to me! :D

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Louise said...

Beautiful! I would have bet this was a European village!

Walker said...

Beautiful picture, thanks for posting it.

imac said...

Great post.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful place. I'd say it'd be far nicer without a lot of tourists around for getting great shots like this one.

Carver said...

That looks like a great place to visit. I like how you captured both the town and the sky so well.

Lene said...

I guess you had a great pubtrip too ;) Gorgeous sky :)

bowledover said...

At the end of a long hard days travel this looks a fine place to stop and recharge.
Lovely pictures.
Thanks for sharing.

Mojo said...

Snow on Memorial Day. What an alien concept.

Then again, around here snow in general is an alien concept.

I know the focus of this shot is supposed to be that rather grim looking sky, but I love this whole scene. Beautiful capture!

Susan said...

I love the colours of the sky and street complementing each other, and the whole streetscape is gorgeous--thank you for choosing this one to share!

Old Wom Tigley said...

This is a delightful capture, and I do like the clock...
I had to take time out from Sky Watch to check out some more of your post... you have an excellent blog here my friend ... it's nice to get told that sometimes. :O)

Tom
Tom's Sky Watch Pictures

John said...

This is a lovely capture!

Steffi said...

Happy SWF!Awesome!All your pics of your blog are very beautiful

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely.

Janie said...

Beautiful, quaint little town. Nice photo with moody sky.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

That's a really beautiful place! Lovely photo!

Tranquility said...

What a beautiful location! Snowing in May? Oy, glad I wasn't there at that time of the year!

Rune said...

Great post, beautiful shot, thanks for sharing!

FickleMinded said...

beautiful places!

Kathy said...

It does look like someplace over in Europe. Great picture. =) Hope you have a wonderful day.

Namnet said...

I am enchanted by this photo. I really am. Beautiful.

paoruiz said...

this place looks amazing! It has a magical feel. Haha.

bingskee said...

it is a nice village pic. it has this mystery effect on it like those in suspense thriller or horror movies. nice capture..

Kathiesbirds said...

Cute village but the photo below is breathtaking!

Babooshka said...

Really amazing images

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great picture!

Skies said...

I thought this was a shot in Europe, it has the look in it. I like the clock pointing up towards the sky. Perfect photo catch!

Sidney said...

Although modern it looks a bit like an old medieval town in Europe.

Carletta said...

When I first opened this I thought it was in Europe somewhere. :)
I love the perspective of the shot.

I scrolled down while I was here and really enjoyed your last few previous posts - awesome images.

my gulch said...

wow, this looks like it came out straight from a movie. i am loving the mood. you know, i find it hard sometimes to comment on your photos, i just look at them and enjoy the moment. i am a fan of the clouds and the sky and they usually make me speechless, you know what i mean? it's just that, sometimes, saying something spoils everything. but then again, i had to say something so that you'll keep throwing us those lovely shots. :-)

mimi said...

mary poppins!

i've been staring on your photo and cant figure out which movie...
hehe...

PJ said...

I thought you were going to tell us you had made a detour to Europe.

alicesg said...

The town looked beautiful but deserted at 8 pm. I guess the cold winter keep everyone in. Have a nice weekend and keep warm.

bintang said...

This place looks creepy with a dark cloud up there.

Carol said...

Great photo...the buildings lead the eye up to the sky... love the clock tower...

Leora said...

A pretty village! Looks like a fun trip.

Wren said...

Pretty town, and great photo. Win-Win.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Cool shot and that meal must have been welcome after the long trip.

earthtoholly said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

This looks surreal! Very cool...I love the "dark" town and brooding clouds.

Naturegirl said...

Lovely photo catch! Reminds me of the small villages we came upon in Europe this past summer!

SandyCarlson said...

The sky's light is so strong and subtle in contrast with the clock's. Lovely shot.

Luke Wiley said...

Interesting dark weather.

Dennis Villegas said...

This is beautiful Maria. I like the idea of twilight for this photo. Looks to me like an old town from Europe.

Dirk said...

Looks like a lovely place to stay (for one day:-)). Very nice picture!

Pietro said...

It's really picturesque this deserted village (I like the clock). Wonderful photograph!

Etje said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog and the comment.
Great pictures here.

magiceye said...

.....beautiful.........

Raven said...

Great photos.

P-TER said...

A perfect picture with the clouds en houses.
Just I like de picture of wednesday.
Great!
Gr.
P-TER

luna miranda said...

looks like an interesting place! it doesn't look scary but it reminds me of a stephen king novel.:D

Catherine said...

I love they preserved the village buildt houses with a mountain style chalet.
Love the paved street too.
Tha Sky is a mountain sky at sunset. It was certainly cold even in MAY.

syel said...

looks creepy but seems so peaceful for me :D. Happy SWF!

Sanna said...

Interesting =)

Afanja said...

Fantastic, these swirling clouds.
It's almost as beautiful as the one in your previous log. :-)
Have a good weekend!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great photo......

Gill in Canada

Lindab said...

It does have a very eerie feel, especially with the lowering clouds. I've enjoyed my visit here - some spectacular landscapes.

esnorway said...

Good pic and color. have nice SWF weekend

theArthurClan said...

What an awesome shot of a dramatic sky. I really love the angle and perspective of your photo!

standley said...

A great perspective Maria. The sky is terrific!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

mammoth is a great place in all seasons...we used to go up there all the time.

thanks for sharing
and have a wonderful weekend.

erin

Tarolino said...

What a pretty and nostalgic street you have captured here. The bell tower is fantastic. Lovely post.

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Very eerie.