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Silver City New Mexico November 2017

I don't take enough photos for compelling albums. I was once an amateur photographer with film cameras. Now I respect others’ privacy. I think our society has overdone it since everyone has a camera. Instead, I take mental pictures by talking to the locals in order to understand what I'm seeing in a historical dimension. It took me my whole life so far to see the invisible which is beautiful in its own right.

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The frontier is alive and well in New Mexico. Silver City is where large-scale cattle ranching was attempted, start-up style, in the 19th century by venture capitalists. All of the operations went bankrupt due to drought. This was the approximate location of the television show Bonanza. The place looks exactly the same. Time has stood still.
If you want to buy a ranch, I know a place. It's amazing. But water is a problem.
Silver City is probably the most egalitarian city in the US. Although small, the government obviously has the typical jobs such as judge and p…