Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

The WordPress weekly photo challenge for this week is “Inside”

I took this photo at the “Old Style Saloon #10” in Deadwood, South Dakota. It’s named for the original saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed. The original saloon is actually down and across the street and is no longer a saloon.

I saw this safe there and while you can’t see the inside of it, I wonder every time I look at it what is inside of it. I wonder what treasures it may have held and the people who put them there.

And although I was curious, I didn’t ask what was inside.

My imagination can figure it out for itself. It’s sure to be wrong but it’s much more entertaining.




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©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012

The Badlands…

I was looking back at photos from the past year and I realized I didn’t share the photos of the Badlands of South Dakota. Badlands are a geographic feature where the earth has been stripped to the bare rocks as opposed to the Naughty Lands which only go topsoiless.

They’re a pokey bunch of rocks. Trust me don’t trip..

Doesn’t this one look like a bunch of medieval Sci-fi castles?

This one looked liked  a temple with a pagoda.

There’s most likely a bigfoot monk living up there. Bigfoots can be deep.

And baaaaa or maaaa or blehhhh or whatever it is that goats say..

I’m still playing with this lightbox thing.  I’m boring Dummy so much, he decided to take up a hobby.

A closeup of the painting which is acrylic, 2.5 by 3.5 inches.

It’s of downtown Deadwood, South Dakota. Why there are Wii people walking in the background is beyond me. (and why Wii people have big fat heads is also beyond me.) Looks like city hall is ready to collapse there, I really should pay more attention to perspective.


©Virginia Spencer, thepurpledogpaintingblog, 2012