Open the door, Hornitos.

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Hornitos, CA. This was such a cool find. There is just not a lot in this area, but what is left makes you see and hear the ghosts of the past. I shot this with my Fuji X-E1, and once again Fuji proves they are more than capable of capturing and producing wonderful colors. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Santa Cruz Cemetary

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There is an incredibly small and forgotten cemetery (except for the locals who know about it) in the Hornitos/Mariposa area. The area is rich in gold mining history and many of the graves, or what’s left of them, resemble the picture above. I was told at one time a church stood on these grounds but sadly burned down during a restoration effort. Taken with my Fuji X-E1.