|The desk clerk told us they sometimes hear|
children talking who are not there. That made
the strange miniature furniture look really eerie.
The big news this year is that the Mizpah Hotel has finally re-opened.
|Last year...outside in.|
I've been photographing the place through the windows for years.
There have been other changes around town as well.
That photo I found a few years ago of the guy posing with a beer is gone.
|Little remained of tailor's |
shop from days gone by.
I'm hoping the museum folks rescued the equipment. I don't think it was in the rubble but then I didn't dig around.
|Tailor shop today, collapsed and gone.|
And, as I mentioned before, the little store Hippies of Tonopah is gone, not the building itself, but Hippy. Graffiti inside reads "Ur Gay". So much for love in diversity.
But no time to mourn to past.
The ghosts of Tonopah Present haunt us even now...
|Goblin of the Fifth Floor|
...not only the goblin that accosted us as we explored the hotel...
|The Lady in Red|
...but the ghost the Lady in Red herself. Legend has it that she was stabbed to death by a jealous lover in the hallway outside of her room, 502, and haunts the hotel to this day. Naturally, we tried reserving her room for our stay next fall but it was already booked. But we will be in room 501. Close enough. I'm already spooked. The building itself is morose and vaguely threatening. I was happy to get back down to the lobby and glad to re-emerge back out under the blue desert sky.
I posted more photos of the Mizpah here.