Tuesday, October 23, 2012
You remember that last year we highlighted photos relating to "Devil" of some sort: Devil's Cove, Devil Mountain, Devil's Fire – and so forth. This year we simply turn to Flicker and are inundated with photos relating to: "Ghost."
Not simply just Casper, but a whole host of photos documenting how often plants, trees, snakes, towns and ships are named after the specter.
We sorted through a thousand or so photos and selected the most interesting for your seasonal perusal – with preference given to those representing a location, geography, flora or fauna.
Clicking on the photo will take you to the original photo where there often can be found a more complete description.
Ghost in the Tree - in East Sussex, England, GB
The sun has set on the ghost fleet
Seen as it was in late 2010, the dwindling fleet of ships formerly held "in reserve" in the aptly nicknamed "ghost fleet" of Suisun Bay would today make this view impossible; the battleship USS Iowa on the far right is the only positive story, as she is now a museum ship in the port of Los Angeles. Yet the others have not been saved from the sad fate of being cut-up for scrap or being sunk at sea as a target ship. The brownish barnlike structure housed the 'Sea Shadow' stealth ship until July 2012, but she has now gone to the ship-breakers for scrapping. By 2017 this scene will be totally empty of ships.
The lit speleothem on the right is the Pluto's Ghost column formation in Luray Caverns in Westlu, Luray, VA, US
Euphorbia lactea 'Cristata' cv White Ghost
Water drops on Ghost Plant (Graptopetalum paraguayense), a succulent native to Mexico
Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch - in New Mexico, US
The clock of the Holy Ghost Church -in Kesklinn, Tallinn, Harju County, EE
The painted clock on the Holy Ghost Church's facade is the oldest public timekeeper in Tallinn.
Bangkok Ghost building
Coquelicots fantômes // Ghost poppies
A sign for ghosts outside Niedzica Castle, Poland... The ghost, known as the "White Lady", is the ghost of Umina, from the Inca's royal family, married to Sebastian Brezevichy, one of the previous owners of the castle.
Fantasmini (little ghosts)
The Harlequin Ghost pipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus, is one of the most unusual fishes in the world's oceans.
1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
Ghost Fungus (Omphalotus nidiformis) at Bunya Mountains, Queensland, Australia.
This is one of several brick homes still remaining in the ghost town of Grafton, UT.
Autumn Ghost - in Wiesbaden, Hesse, DE
The Ghost Train - in Entroncamento, Santarém, PT
On the outskirts of town at Randsburg ghost town, CA
Ramshackle ruins at Darwin ghost town outside of Death Valley
Fairbank ghost town, Arizona - Just a few miles to the west of the famous 'ghost town' of Tombstone is the tiny, forgotten community of Fairbank. While Tombstone has been turned into more of a tourist trap and amusement park, Fairbank truly is a ghost town - a collection of abandoned ruins from the nineteenth century crumbling in the desert sun.
Goldfield Ghost Town in the foreground; Flat Iron & the Superstition Mountains in the background.
The ghost town of Modena is on US 56 just a stones throw from the Nevada border and fifty miles west of Cedar City.
Railway Express building, inside Ghost Town, near Findlay Ohio
Calico Ghost-Town, California 1965
Ghost Town in Kolmanskop, Karas, NA
Ghost Town of Animas Falls
Ghost Mantis (Phyllocrania paradoxa)
This is a male Ghost moth
Burrowing sand crab
Athyrium 'Ghost', a cross between a Japanese Painted Fern and a Lady Fern, shade garden.
Canon City, CO, USA
Ghost mansion in Cortenova, Lombardy, IT
Bodie, California, US
Ghost Mantis - Phyllocrania paradoxa
Rhyolite Ghost Town
Ghost Town Barber - Manor, TX.
Ghost Town Hotel - Manor, Texas, US
Ghost Town Kayaköy - OLU DENIZ, Muğla, TR
Ghost Ranch Backyard, New Mexico
Ghost Gum trees have a fine white powder on their bark
Commonly known as Corpse Plant, Ghost Plant, and Indian Pipe
Ghost Moth Female
Ghosts statues in Rhyolite ghost town, Nevada
Sunset - Pulpit Rock Ghost - Portland England
Casper - He's friendly
Now that you've seen what I collected - add a link to your favorite ghost photo in the comments below. What should we do for next year?