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Best Things To Photograph In Tombstone Arizona

Author : Rick Valence


Take a tour of the silver mines and photograph some of the still functional equipment from that period. Take a photograph of the famous rosebush at the Rose Tree Museum and bookstore. How about visiting the Birdcage theatre known in its day to bet he rowdiest place between San Francisco and New Orleans. Fourteen birdcages filled with the wayward women plying their trade was this place was named for. This was a Man's saloon and you can still see the 16 bullet holes in the walls of the building. This is one photograph that will make an excellent conversation piece.

The entire town is a photographer's dream as the buildings are kept in great condition and the wooden sidewalks are a marvel. Take home a lasting memory by taking pictures of the re-enactment of that famous gunfight. It is replayed several times a day.

The roads to the town offer the best panoramic views of the surrounding territory. Nature lovers will enjoy taking pictures of the ever-changing vistas. There is plenty of greenery to be seen as well as some of the desert flora and fauna.

The entrance to the Tombstone Boothill Graveyard will make a memorable photograph. The graveyard is free for the touring public and inside you will see markers from the 1800's and of course all the now famous names are buried there. This is also a very good photo opportunity for the lay shutterbug.

It is worth it to take a short side trip to Bisbee. The little town grew up because of the copper mines in and around it. The ground is a rich coppery color and the entrance to the mines will make a great photograph. The local smoke shop still has the obligatory wooden Indian out front.

This is a town that is as much a museum as it is a city. The traditions of the past are carried out everyday for the pleasure of thousands of tourist. Taking pictures of these events will cement them in your memory and give you a lot to discuss at your next dinner party.

It is a historical fact that the town got its name from the good natured ribbing endured by one prospector, Edward Schieffelin. They always joked with him that the only thing he would find in that wilderness was his Tombstone. Well he found a little more than that. His silver mines produce enough ore that it would calculate into billions of dollars on the market today. The monument to this man would make a very intriguing photograph.

If all else fails you can photograph the Harley's staked out in front of the buildings. Tombstone has a certain attraction for biker's and you will see them in droves year round. It is almost as if they are the modern day Cowboys.


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Mr. Valence is a digital camera repair guru at C.R.I.S. Camera Services in Chandler, Arizona. Rick loves to blog about his favorite camera repair destinations in his spare time. He also enjoys making home brewed beer and watching car races.

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Tags:   tombstone, arizona, az, corral, photo, photography, cowboys, mines

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