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Bisbee Arizona is an old copper, silver and gold mining town south of Tucson, near the Mexican border. Mining ceased in the mid-1970’s. It’s also known for mining Bisbee turquoise, although that operation has ended as well. It’s a classic “Old West” mining town that has become an artist’s community and its architectural and historic heritage has been preserved.
The VW Bus was painted on the corrugated aluminum door of an auto mechanic’s shop that has been closed down and is for sale. At first glance, it’s so realistic it looked like it was going to drive out of the garage’s doorway. But, of course, the paint peeling off the door gives it away. I don’t know who the artist was but she or he did a great job. For future reference, the garage sits next to the Red Shoes Hair Salon, a photograph of which will be posted later this week.
The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/30 sec at f/16, ISO 400 on SanDisk Extreme IV Digital Film.