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Day 9 “Journey” (#BlogFlash2012 Haiku No.7)

journey back in time

moments captured through a lens

like winter frozen

Day 9: Journey (Alaskan Gold Dredge Towns... history to be discovered)


History in Alaska at the click of a camera….


I am also a photographer and one thing I have learned to love photographing, especially living where I live, is Industrial Decay. It’s a window to the past. A former teacher and friend finally talked me out of my portrait shell and had me go on a historical adventure with him, complete with bears and wolves but that is in another post. Jason showed me the beauty of the decay, and the history that is found and captured with something like the above diner ticket.  Notice the date of February 4th, 1942? This pad is still there, at Cleary Hill Mine in the same spot waiting for someone to pay their balance for the week (I wonder how much it would be with interest after 70 years!). I believe many of us have photographed it “as is” without disturbing it  for at least the last 6 years. It still lays in the same spot through winters and summers, out of the sun so it is not fading, in the diner of this mining town. The mine is still active but the town is long since been abandoned. History is a journey that one should never take for granted.

Are there hidden historical finds where you live?

#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts

#BlogFlash2012 Challenge 30 days, 30 prompts, 30 posts. Every day there will be a different image/word prompt to inspire your writing, which could be anything from flash fiction to a real life anecdote.

I have chosen to do the majority as Haiku responses and 10×10 poems. I will spend no more than 15 minutes on either. (The 10×10 poems -10 minutes of writing with 5 minutes of editing, and  the Haiku’s done in under 5 minutes. This is my own personal challenge).

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Are you taking part in #blogflash2012? Where can I find yours? Please feel free to leave your link in the comments, I would LOVE to hook up and find out what everyone else is writing, doing and saying for the next 30 days!

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  1. Gave me Chills. What an ethereal find!

  2. ‘Time waits for no man’. Extremely evocative. Love it! 🙂 xx

  3. I wish I could see things through the eyes of a photographer you take such amazing pictures

  4. Thank you so much for sharing another wonderful haiku, Kriss!
    Show me some love!

  5. Great post and image Kriss.

    I love all things history so this was perfect for me.
    Show me some love!

  6. Great haiku Kriss, time standing still is very thought provoking Kriss, . I love when you write about Alaska, as I spent a few weeks there and yearn to get back.

    Not too far from where I live, in Central Texas Hill Country, exists the biggest woolly mammoth find of the US, but I haven’t gotten there yet. :0(

    • WOW! I used to live in Copperas Cove. I know where you are *GRIN* thanks so much Donna and THANK YOU EVERYONE!
      Show me some love!

  7. Ancient history is wonderful, full of tales to capture the imagination.
    Show me some love!

  8. Love this so much!! So simple yet says so much!

    Glad I found you via the BlogFest today!


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