Christmas in Rhyolite, Nevada by S.D. Gates | Advent 2018 – Day 24

Solveig has very kindly asked me to, once again, guest post on her Christmas Advent Calendar. Thanks Solveig!!! Happy Holidays!!!

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Creepy white statues at the Goldwell Open Air Museum in Rhyolite, Nevada

Solveig Werner

Christmas in Rhyolite, Nevada

By S.D. Gates

She had always wanted to visit the collection of sculptures in Rhyolite, Nevada – always. But Rhyolite is so far out of the way from anything, it’s about 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, on a paved, but very bumpy road, which winds its way through a landscape littered with Joshua trees, desert sage and interesting rock formations. It is about 4 miles outside of Beatty, Nevada, but really that doesn’t serve as much of a point of reference, as probably 99.99% of the world’s population doesn’t know where Beatty, Nevada is either. Suffice it to say – Rhyolite is in the middle of desert, in the middle of nowhere.

With a love of all things strange; strange buildings, strange art formations, strange landmarks, she was always searching for the new, but old. She was drawn to ghost towns such as a nail…

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