I was going through some old pictures, and I found these. I thought it would be fun to post them. These are from the morning the Hotel Mapes in Reno was demolished, January 30, 2000. My friend and I went down to witness it (at something like 8:00 in the morning…jeez) and we wandered around for a while in the aftermath. A fine layer of dust settled on everything, and we scooped up some of it and put it in a jar. I’m proud to say I still have my Mapes Dust on my mantle.
The full set of photos, 17 in all, can be found at Flickr. Here are few highlights of The Pile.
Update: I guess I forgot to put up a “before” picture of the Mapes, for those who weren’t around when it was still standing. This one is from Flickr user lasvegasmikey.