Sunday, 26 October 2008

Urban Exploration #2 Object #1

The kitchen ceiling

The stairs in the living area, probably a bedroom door but I think there is not much left behind it.
A part of the roof almost falling down, it is not a good idea to go there.

The living room the arch is in the middle and the first level floor is no longer there. It's hard to imagine people lived here doing this we all do, eating, sleeping, watching TV, having a party or sharing sorrows.

In this area the roof has collapsed. I have no idea how long and why this farmhouse is abandoned, probably they were sold out because the expanding city needed the land. How long ago? At least 20 years? Maybe longer.


This is in the barn, you can see the fence in the 2nd picture.

Bathroom window, nothing left inside.

This roof construction is still standing but it won't keep the rain out.


Nature has taken over.

I hope you have enjoyed this exploration, the next in a few weeks, I'm looking forward to see your explorations. lol.
But if you do, don't touch anything and leave it as it is. Respect the rule "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures".

32 comments:

thyme said...

I'd be afraid to touch anything, for fear that it will fall down!

Maibe it was abandoned because it cost too much to maintain it.

Mary Jo said...

Amazing reportage! It's always odd to go in a place like that!

RuneE said...

That was a very special hobby! And probably dangerous too.

I like the way you show the natural patterns in your pictures, my favourite is maby the "gren window".

That kind of pictures can keep one happy for hours.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

hi Dick,
Nice to see I like building (haha) like this but the photography I like even more though...

We just returned from aplace in Portugal "near the sea" . I showed some impressions come and see, wishing you a good weekend,

JoAnn's D Eyes

marie6 said...

I wonder what stories lie buried beneath the ruins???
Great photos!

Ackworth Born said...

I discovered "urban exploration" by accident after photographing an old local factory - googling for info found a UE forum that mentioned the place in question and someone said they'd seen someone taking pictures (which might have been me) - several months later when I checked the website again those posts had disappeared.

The factory disappeared more recently - I've a few photos of the demolition coming up on Hyde DP

happyone said...

It is sad to me to see a house abandoned and falling down like that.
I wonder about the people who lived there.

Amrita said...

SOME OF THE PHOTOS LOOK LIKE MODERN ART PAINTINGS TO ME

Reader Wil said...

Hi Dick thanks for visiting! This is a very special series of photos. What's going to happen with these ruins?

Aggie said...

I like looking at Bricks and mortar photos for some strange reason. Maybe because I can make up stories about the folk who once lived there. I think we are drawn too as it is a reminder that flesh decays as well as B & M. I especially like photo #5 with the window and the chains. Somehow it is as if what was important found a way of escape. Lovely colours and contrasts as always.

dot said...

I enjoyed your pictures. I don't know of any place where I could explore like that and if I did would I really want to? Are there snakes over there?

evlahos said...

very beautiful photography. i can image lots of stories for every photo.

Nihal said...

One more exciting article like a horror movies;)
Yeap, agree on the rule that I always leave everything as it's but the luxury item that I get is to take pictures.
In Istanbul, as you can imagine, we live in the heart of a very rich historical heritage. In every step you take on the roads you easily come across an interesting old and/or abandoned buildings. In my area I posted an article very similar to yours last year. If interested in pls go to my archieve. Find Nov 2007. There you'll find related article dated Nov 27, 2007 w/ subject ''Lonely''.
Sorry I'm not allowed to put the link here because of frustrating banning problem.

nihal said...

For an easier follow-up, I wanted to drop here, hope you don't mind Dick:
Yes it was very very fragile and about to collapsed in any moment.
Because of money problems among the family members, the old house waited toooo long! They finally left the house to the Government. Since last spring the house is under renovation. Still continues. It will become a 'School' for disabled people. When it's finished.. I'll take its photographs then to journal if blogger is running, lol:) Isn't it heavenly to see that it will find 'a new life' in the education area?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I wish I could have been there with you, that would have been fun! Very interesting pictures.

kbguy said...

is it haunted ?

Andrea said...

Awesome exploration. Makes me wonder who lived there at one time and what memories are left in someones mind?

Dick said...

Thank you all, I really don't know who lived here. Andrea's thought is interesting, some people must have memories left. This house is a lonely place now but somehow it felt like we were watched when we were inside, was it the house or "something else"?

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

hoi Dick
Thanks for you commenting on my blog...I still like this wooden house/shed...A Question about blag-lay-out in dutch:
"
Vraag in nl: is het bij jou ook zo dat je foto's op blogger niet meer kunt vergroten? Ik kan wel 's640 of s720' intypen, ( voorheen vergrootte de foto WEL) maar de foto vergroot nu niet,(niet als voorheen) dus moet ik "handmatig vergroten door aan de hoeken te slepen". Weet jij of er iets is verandert? Dan hoor ik het graag.
"
Greetings JoAnn

GMG said...

Hi Dick! Amazing exploration! Great shots!
I bet you won’t discover where Blogtrotter has landed, unless you get there to see… ;) Enjoy, comment and have a great week!

Nihal said...

Hallo Dick,
On Oct 28, Tuesday, was the day that CrossRoads is back again to be peaceful and motivational. Smiling Big:)

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a remarkable set of pictures, Dick. I like them all. It also reminds me that even New York City will look like this some day.

I am doing something different on my Gordon, Ohio blog. I set out to photograph and describe every house in the village where I was born.

Gordon, Ohio

Anna said...

Hi Dick, what a briliant idea. These are great. Anna :)

Nihal said...

Oh guess what? I *tagged* you.
For more and the rules pls visit CrossRoads when you can. Hope you let it continue at you:)
Have a buon weekend.

Donna said...

I Love these!!! Be Careful though! Watch out for rusty nails!!!hughugs

april said...

On the one hand it looks terribel but for photographers it's very photogenic and full of motifs. Great.

Nihal said...

Hallo Dick,
As far as tagging stuff, thanks for your lovely comment. I'm sorry I did not know if you're not interested in such things. Next time I should ask friends before announcement.
So feel free of yourself, because it's only a game and not a mandatory.
Hope to read your upcoming new article:) Have a blessed Sunday.

Middle Ditch said...

Wow Dick, awesome. I would love to re-build this place with those old beams etc.

Thanks for being a follower. Why don't you put yours up?

See you soon again.

PS did you know that virtual journey is back? (julie)

Ted Roth said...

Looks like a great shoot - my kind of place. Terrific shots.

Ted Roth said...

Looks like a great shoot - my kind of place. Terrific shots.

Mónica said...

nice, the imagination rules

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