Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 20 – Wild West Americana Inspiration

Francoise Gaujour is a French photographer who has documented her recent travels across the “Wild Wild West”  of America.

http://francoisegaujour.net

There are some very atmospheric shots of buildings of many periods and landscapes.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/42204465/WILD-WILD-WEST-1American-Dream

https://www.behance.net/gallery/44088347/WILD-WILD-WEST-2How-the-west-was-won

“After a solid career as a radio and TV journalist Francoise Gaujour (France) began her photography in Mali in the 2000s, attracted by the colours of Africa. Since then she has exhibited in several galleries in Paris, in France, and abroad. Her series invites you to meditate on the beauty of the planet. She seeks how to colour the world and her approach is poetic, sometimes graphic, often in search of the abstract.” https://blinq.art/francoise-gaujour/1038-wild-wild-west-7.html

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http://forgottengeorgia2.blogspot.com

Don’t forget the lovely Americana blog Forgotten Georgia which features old and sometimes abandoned buildings across the state of Georgia USA, both historic sites or more modern. Barns, churches, farmhouses, railway depots, general stores. This website has inspired several American western gaming scenarios.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/13/forgotten-georgia-all-159-states-visited/

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/04/dutchy-and-dade-the-confederate-history-of-forgotten-georgia/

This has inspired parts of my own occasional blog of railway and gaming related material https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com

New Zealand Heritage

There is a similar list of lost vernacular buildings in New Zealand, including lots of small wooden colonial buildings with a surprising number of buildings lost in the earthquake and demolitions of 2011.

http://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/lost-heritage

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Advent Calendar Day 20, 20th December 2018.