Walhalla once was a town of 5,000 people. That was in the late 1800s when gold was discovered and a mine dug. As the gold ran out the town shrank. Today there are some twenty or so residents, and only a handful of surviving buildings. Just up the street you can see the Mechanics Institute and Public Library which is one of them.
Whist the town has shrunk the surrounding forest has grown. When mining was in full swing the surrounding hills were completely denuded of trees, burnt to power the mine. You'd never know it today.
The town lies at the bottom of a steep valley. This image was taken from the side of the valley
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ifege (9909) 2012-02-15 2:10
Another good view of Valhalla Steve and a different angle to I've seen before - only a small climb to your view point.
macondo (18461) 2012-02-15 3:02
You've made a very pleasing-to-the-eye assembly of historic (I presume) buildings in this well composed/cropped vertical format picture, in which the various angles of the buildings make for a nice tiered arrangement. There's a good balance of light and shadow, and the sharpness and DOF are really good. Very well done, and good note. Perhaps I'll go there soon for a gander, as it's been about 35 years since I was there.
dta (56784) 2012-02-15 5:36
Hello Stephen ,
Like this kind of pluging view over houses nestled in the greenery . For sure , the houses are not spectacular , but they are typical of this region and of the "new" countries .
- Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) (6187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 700, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-15 1:37