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Black Hawk

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 1 October 2016 in Cityscape & Urban.

The tiny city of Black Hawk, Colorado is a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.

Black Hawk is located adjacent to Central City, another historic mining settlement in Gregory Gulch. The two cities form the federally designated Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District. The area flourished during the mining boom of the late 19th century following the construction of mills and a railroad link to Golden. The town declined during the 20th century, but has been revived in recent years after the 1991 establishment of casino gambling following a statewide initiative in 1990.

Personally, we liked it much better when it was just a historic little town rather than a gambling town.

NIKON D5500 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 46 mm (35mm equiv.)

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Jolie rue. Belle profondeur d'image. )

1 Oct 2016 5:22am

Devi from Chennai, India

Looks a very laid back, peaceful town..wish it had remained a sleepy historic town..gambling bring with it crime !!!

1 Oct 2016 5:48am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

The town looks like the picture very attractive.

1 Oct 2016 6:00am

Sonja from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice image and an interesting description !

1 Oct 2016 7:19am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful composition . Looking at this street we can imagine it crowded in the 19th century .

1 Oct 2016 7:28am

jean pierre a from France

belle compo!! amitiés

1 Oct 2016 3:32pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

Beautiful little town. And a nice capture of it. I agree with the somewhat sophisticated addition of gambling which makes someone rich, perhaps pays for upkeep. But eh!

1 Oct 2016 3:54pm

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Looks wonderful!

1 Oct 2016 7:06pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Lovely street view. looks and sounds like an interesting town.

1 Oct 2016 8:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame & perspective!
Lovely city!

1 Oct 2016 10:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Thanks for the commentary. Very well done

1 Oct 2016 10:35pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

A wonderful street, almost looking European now. Beautiful !

2 Oct 2016 1:01am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful view of the street in the historic town. A fine shot. :)

2 Oct 2016 3:41am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


2 Oct 2016 6:48am

1/250 second
ISO 200
46 mm (35mm equiv.)