Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Empire Gold Mine

I recently took a trip to this place.  These pictures were taken on the grounds of the mine owner’s summer cottage.  The mine originated in 1850.  It is located near Colfax, CA, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains.
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The front of the cottage is flanked by double fountains, and just beyond the row of bushes you see in the picture above it drops down to a reflecting pond and another fountain that comes out of the wall.
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  1. Great photos! That is a Summer cottage? Makes you wonder what their other house looked look. :) Thanks for sharing your trip.

  2. What a gorgeous place and grounds! Looks like the weather was perfect for your visit.

  3. Dear Rooster Party Participant,

    Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

    Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

    Hugs, Barb

  4. Beautiful place, so peaceful. Can't you just imagine a wonderful wedding there? LOL, don't know why my mind took me there - must be because youngest and beau are talking marriage.

    I always love your photography!

  5. That place is GORGEOUS!! Those urns are just beautiful! Thanx for the tour and stopping by earlier!:)

  6. GREAT pics. I love, love, love the one with the archway and all the brick.

  7. Just popping in to see where you've been. This is a beautiful place. Amazing what you can do when you have money. Looks like an interesting stop on your trip.~Ames