“When sleeping women wake, mountains move.” ~Chinese Proverb

A turn of the century brothel in the Catskill Mountains, of New York, USA. Though the brothel now is silenced forever, the building remains as a memory of many waking women!
I sat many a time in this dwelling when it was a countryside tavern, I met the owner who was the grandson of the owner of the Brothel, and indeed the history of this place is correct. The women woke and the mountains moved! The trains ran nearby and the road was a main route for all travel across the mountains in those day! From what was told to me, it was a most lucrative business in those days! All in all it was a place for some to call home!
Composed in DAP and Photoshop. Two images created in DAP, one of the mountains and one of the dwelling both layered in Photoshop individually, a texture was added with low opacity. All layers adjusted, then flattened for presentation.

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love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
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  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    The quote is very true!! Great information Sis. this one is headed for a bunch of features!!

  • Well no one seems to be looking at it even! No features for this one! Thank you for viewing!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful work

  • Thanks so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    This is awesome Pamela. Superb support info!!!!

  • Thanks John!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéabout 3 years ago

    beautiful :) xxx

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    Perfect title!! Talk about a ghost town once vibrant!!! I love the treatment you gave this as if to emphasize that fact.

  • Thanks, glad you liked the title!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 3 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thanks kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 3 years ago

    This is a great picture Pamela what a narrative

  • Thanks so much kind sir!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 3 years ago
    A wonderful period image and homage to the ‘waking women,’!!!
  • Thank you so very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • vigor
    vigorabout 3 years ago

    Nicely done!!!

  • Thanks so much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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