Austin Nevada Mercantile and Drygoods

In 24mm PC-E, nevada, Vintage by Robert LussierLeave a Comment

My first hour or so in Austin last spring was spent walking up and down Main Street, taking in it’s charm with my camera. It was an exercise I repeated  a couple of times during my stay. The town has a wonderful old west feel to it. It’s rich history can be felt from International to the “Austin …

Ione: Unfinished Business

In 14mm f2.8, nevada, Travel, urbex by Robert Lussier4 Comments

Unlike Berlin in Nevada or Bodie in California (both of which are on my must shoot list), Ione is not a State Park. It is not a destination ghost town monitored and maintained by the State. Ione is more of a drive-through ghost town. “No Trespassing” signs were clearly displayed on most of the ghost buildings …

Belmont Courthouse

In 24mm PC-E, nevada, Travel, urbex by Robert Lussier5 Comments

From the Nevada State Park’s Web Site: “Built in 1876, the Belmont Courthouse was the seat of Nye County government until 1905. The building is partially restored and offers a glimpse into Nevada’s colorful past.”  When I found the courthouse on the web while I was researching the trip, something about jumped out at me. …

The International

In nevada, Travel by Robert Lussier5 Comments

The International Hotel is the oldest hotel in Nevada and one of the oldest in the west. It was high on my list of things to shoot on this trip. Back in 2004, when I first visited Austin on TREK USA, my teammate Tom and I popped into the bar for a beer. We were completely …

The Loneliest Road in America

In 14mm f2.8, Travel by Robert Lussier8 Comments

  I have more images from Reno but for the next few posts I’m going to give an overview of my Nevada trip. Just a sampling of the various places I visited. Then I’ll get into some detail about each place as we get deeper into the images. Let me know if you get bored. …