Jerome, Arizona is a lomographer's dream. Settlers have come and go in waves, leaving behind them mere remnants of a once wild city. Houses stand in a state of disarray, often abandoned and sometimes overgrown. It's not uncommon to hear tales of local haunting, especially at the Asylum-turned-Hotel. Bring some extra rolls of film; You'll need as much as you can spare.
Bri loves ghosts. She’s been known to spend hours in isolation watching ghost hunters while we spend a night out on the town. I recently decided to indulge her and accompany me on a trip to Jerome, Arizona. Jerome was, once upon a time, a busy mining town. As people began to arrive in greater numbers, vice followed. Gambling, prostitution and drinking made Jerome notorious as a Wild West town.
A series of fires and economic decline led to people leaving the city of Jerome behind them; Shortly after, wanderers began to occupy the abandoned homesteads. They tore apart the homes, using furniture and any other wood as fuel for their campfires.
Bri and I stroll through the city streets. We pass a rock wall with…
written by j_rad on 2010-09-13 in #world #locations #travel-destination #ruins-abandoned-jerome-arizona-mining-ghosts-haunted-vintage-antigues-hills