Sunday, 18 August 2013
movie set towns
Just off the 101, something else that has struck our English eyes are the various towns that look as if they could be movie sets from another era.
Understandably, there's always a few places that are preserved and maybe have a tourist bias, but for parts of this trip we've skipped around some of the well-known places that we've visited on other occasions.
There's a compressed kind of history, with many places developing in the 1800s and sometimes there's the story of their greatness and then decline. We saw that in some parts of Oregon and can see similar now in California.
Somehow everything keeps going and in a few places we can't help but wonder how it all works, with small prospering towns miles from anywhere.