Miners Castle Before and After

While looking through some old photos, I came across another trip in 2002 to the U.P. of Michigan.  This time, our mission was to photograph the U.P.’s many waterfalls.  We took a side trip out to Miners Castle and I snapped a few pictures of the formation, not knowing it would be the last time I would be able to see the entire formation.Miners Castle2Miners Castle

These photos were taken on August 24, 2002.

I vaguely remember hearing something about the right turret collapsing, but wasn’t sure when we’d get back up there.  I recently researched it and found out it collapsed on April 13, 2006.  The next time we were able to make it out there was May 3, 2010 and I was shocked to see the difference.

Miners Castle

This is what it looks like today.  What a difference!  But knowing the harshness of U.P. winters along the shores of Lake Superior, I’m surprised it lasted as long as it did!

I recently framed the second picture and put it in a collage of other U.P. pictures but converted it to ‘Antique’, it turned out really nice.Miners Castle

I then converted the current picture into a watercolor and that also turned out really nice. Miners Castle_Watercolor If you ever get a chance to see these sandstone formations, do it, before they are gone!



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