Sky Chief Clouds move across the sky at an abandoned filling station in the town of Yermo, California, a sleepy little near-ghost town in the Mojave Desert. This little station is the next door neighbor of the previously-posted Snack Bar, also abandoned and sharing similar architecture and construction materials.
New Idria is a historic quicksilver mine that operated between 1858 and 1972. The town that grew up around the mine became known as Idria. Idria is located in the southern Diablo mountain range about 80 miles south of Santa Clara, California. The mine and town closed in 1972 and has since become an abandoned ghost town. New Idria is State Historic Landmark # 324.
This village was built on the site of the ancient city of Carmylessus in the mid-18th century. It has an almost only Greek Christian population since 1923, when the village became abandoned after a population change between Greece and Turkey. Since then it's a museum with intact Greek-style houses and two Greek Christian churches.