The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (but not necessarily in that order).
In fact it's the chapel that's ugly - well at least the situation is. It's falling down fast. Much had already gone since Brother Yodlaf was last there and Brother Chris Casey had referred to a wall that fell down when he was there. Altho' it's 'listed' nobody seems to care much about it ..... except maybe us! What saddened me about this trip is that this heritage is disappearing - and fast!!
I can understand it of the 'built' sets - the derelict locations of the building right at the start of GBU where Tuco shoots 'em up, and the nearby Blindman set - cos they're only made of wood and plaster .... but these are real buildings, in a 'protected' park. You get the feeling that some of the landowners would rather they weren't there. ???
Instead we've got the 'theme parks'- and particularly of Oases Mini Hollywood - that are pandering to the commercial tale of American-stylee 'Cowboys and Indians'. Here, besides the Bank and a coupla others, and one building with spag. posters framed on the wall, it had little to do with it's actual original reason for existence.
Directly outside the entrance to the run-down, but better, Texas Hollywood (I think), we were taken to the actual 'bar' where LVC shoots Kinski in FAFDM - but the chances of that surviving beyond another coupla years is frighteningly unlikely. Sorry, rant over (for now) - the pictures ...
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