The buildings associated with the baths, one of them #23 Main Street, are all now unused and falling into disrepair.
Is it just me, or are they hauntingly beautiful?
In the 1800s the village’s population of 500 would swell to 10,000. The throngs came to soak in the soothing waters laced with magnesium, sulfur, and something called chalybeate.
Apparently Saratoga Springs, with its own mineral springs and the nearby race track, lured vacationers away from Sharon Springs. All that remains are these crumbling buildings with cracked walls and chipped paint.
I did enjoy a lovely massage and mineral bath in Saratoga once, a few years back–so luxurious and relaxing.
My hands down favorite. The green of the shrubbery with the green of the window–amazing.
Sometimes the worn and the old are beautiful in their own right. Do you agree?
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