Keep Out! by hrs

Keep Out!

On the opal fields at Lightning Ridge more than half the people who live there are not registered on our census. Some don't pay taxes and some change their names and some prefer you don't ask where they are from. Claims are pegged and heaven help you if you are found on someone's claim. The miner we spoke to said it is a way of life that these people love. You'd have to, as in summer it is stinking hot. The town has some amazing amenities.
Sounds like an interesting place, I've been to Coober Pedy which sounds similar. I love these old cars and wrecks, so interesting to pick over.
August 28th, 2016  
Great story and a fabulous rust shot. I would definitely keep out, there could be snakes or spiders plus lots of other nasties in there.
August 28th, 2016  
Love the shot and story!
August 28th, 2016  
After seeing the opal fields in Coober Pedy, I know it's not a life I would enjoy. 😀
August 28th, 2016  
Interesting find
August 28th, 2016  
Cool picture.
August 29th, 2016  
Great capture!
August 29th, 2016  
Someone we were talking to there said - 'everyone here is running away from something'
August 29th, 2016  
Impossible to live like that in our country. And we do n`t count on heaven, we`ve a social system. Every one have at least a minimal income by the law.
August 29th, 2016  
Best not to think about the despoliation of the environment when trying to enjoy the natural/manufactured/neglected juxtapositions here.
August 30th, 2016  
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