I haven’t posted for a couple of days because I haven’t taken a single photograph that I felt was blog-worthy. Today up in Auburn, I came across some pieces of rusty, old Gold Country mining equipment that have been used to enhance a bank parking lot. It was late afternoon, I was hot, and I was tired but I did take a few shots. I was not particularly thrilled with any of these shots, either, but since I’m feeling like a bit of a slackard because I haven’t posted in a couple of days, this one will have to do.
These rusty spokes are part of a Pelton Wheel, manufactured at the Miners Foundry and Supply Co. out of Nevada City. The Pelton Wheel is basically a more efficient type of water wheel used in the mining camps.