The Old Ridgway Firehouse by Eric Glaser

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The semi-sleepy town of Ridgway, Colorado, known as the “Gateway to the San Juans,” began as a dusty railroad and ranching town, and served the nearby mining towns of Telluride and Ouray. The town was named for railroad superintendent Robert M. Ridgway, who established the town in 1891. Much of that history is still evident today – not only in the railroad museum, the dirt streets, but also in great old buildings like this one. Now an artist’s home and studio, it was used for a more dangerous pursuit back in the day.

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The photo was made using a Canon EOS 50D digital body, EF 24mm f/1.4L lens (or full frame equivalent of 38mm), at f/13 for 1/10 second at 100 ISO.


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  • ducilla
    ducillaover 3 years ago
    That is a great bell tower!..Excellent shot of the old building!…Dennis
  • Thanks so much, Dennis!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 3 years ago

    Please consider this and any other wonderful building images you have for our GROUP Unique Buildings Of The World. We would love to see you join

  • Consider it done! Thanks, Karen!

    – Eric Glaser

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardalmost 3 years ago

    Great capture and history.

  • I’m happy you like it, Sheryl, thanks for your comment!

    – Eric Glaser

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