Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
03 Oct 13.  Continuing traveling east on I-90, it isn't long before you come to the town of "historic" Wallace. When first we visited this little silver mining community back in 2007 Jan's eye was captured by a small building called the Oasis Bordello. It had closed 5 minutes before our arrival, so we promised ourselves we would visit it the next time we passed through. That first day of our trip was the next time but once again we missed getting there before it closed, so we made a point of visiting before we left for Glacier National Park a couple of days later. It was worth the visit, and should you be traveling on I-90 passing through Idaho I highly recommend it to you. The basement and main floors are open to all, but to really get the full story it will cost you $5 for a complete tour. Do take it! It finally closed its doors in 1988 in a hurry; you can see what was there in the working rooms on the day they left. It has been converted into a museum and a few years back a few of the girls who worked there, it was actually a circuit business with the girls spending several months in one location before moving to another, so the rooms were just given color codes and not names, came back to tell the story of how it was run. The madam was a good business woman, and each girl had a time card and a time clock (12 minutes per trick) and all business was both clocked and recorded. At the end of the day the monies accounted for the bookwork was destroyed; the madam took 40% of the listed prices on the menu for whatever service was performed, but the girls were allowed to charge any amount they could get away with, the 40% being taken on on the menu price. For the 40%, the girls were provided room, board, and (mandatory) weekly medical care. One young lady managed to earn the tidy sum of $100,00 in just three years. There is MUCH more to tell, but I'll leave it to you to go visit for the full story. To the base image layer I added another and ran a filter on it to get the creative look. Then I ran another filter to adjust the contrast, and finally, I ran the pixel bender application to give it to an oil painting look. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority;  ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 4.8.

03 Oct 13. Continuing traveling east on I-90, it isn't long before you come to the town of "historic" Wallace. When first we visited this little silver mining community back in 2007 Jan's eye was captured by a small building called the Oasis Bordello. It had closed 5 minutes before our arrival, so we promised ourselves we would visit it the next time we passed through. That first day of our trip was the next time but once again we missed getting there before it closed, so we made a point of visiting before we left for Glacier National Park a couple of days later. It was worth the visit, and should you be traveling on I-90 passing through Idaho I highly recommend it to you. The basement and main floors are open to all, but to really get the full story it will cost you $5 for a complete tour. Do take it! It finally closed its doors in 1988 in a hurry; you can see what was there in the working rooms on the day they left. It has been converted into a museum and a few years back a few of the girls who worked there, it was actually a circuit business with the girls spending several months in one location before moving to another, so the rooms were just given color codes and not names, came back to tell the story of how it was run. The madam was a good business woman, and each girl had a time card and a time clock (12 minutes per trick) and all business was both clocked and recorded. At the end of the day the monies accounted for the bookwork was destroyed; the madam took 40% of the listed prices on the menu for whatever service was performed, but the girls were allowed to charge any amount they could get away with, the 40% being taken on on the menu price. For the 40%, the girls were provided room, board, and (mandatory) weekly medical care. One young lady managed to earn the tidy sum of $100,00 in just three years. There is MUCH more to tell, but I'll leave it to you to go visit for the full story. To the base image layer I added another and ran a filter on it to get the creative look. Then I ran another filter to adjust the contrast, and finally, I ran the pixel bender application to give it to an oil painting look. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 4.8.

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