The content I posted here was moved from another of my sites. I also have content from a site I wrote for (which closed) to move in. So, with images broken and deciding what I want to use or not from the other site… I am really behind on getting this blog ready for viewing. For now, I took all the posts into pending review. So, there isn’t much to see on the live blog at the moment.
Lee-Ann sent me this link, 100 Abandoned Houses. It is heartbreaking to look at them but I looked at all 100, cringing and sighing over some of those beautiful homes being left to fire and eventual death. A house can die I think. It may not be alive in the sense of having blood or opposable thumbs, but it is a creature of sorts. When (if) you look at these houses think of them as a home, a place that used to have a friendly kitchen and bedrooms where children lined their stuffed animals up along the headboard of their bed. These houses aren’t homes but they have lost more than that. One, in particular, just seems to be moaning “I’m hurt.” Where did the people go? I read the about page for the site, that explained some of it.
Maybe knowing Detroit is/ was a big part of the auto industry explains even more. Will this be the future for more of our cities as the big employers buckle under and there are fewer jobs for an increasing population? Could the cities become ghost towns, like out of some science fiction story? It’s a weird feeling to look at these houses and know they are all in a large city, not some out of the way farmhouse in rural Ontario.
This is one of my favourite photos from this place. I also took a lot of photos of pebbles and rocks with grass growing through the cracks. I love rocks, pebbles and stones. I thought I would try out one of those photos as a blog background.
I took a photo of this before the fire. Thought I would get another photo in the morning, in better light. Never had any thought that there would be a fire. Wish I had taken it off the wall when we ran out and brought it back with me. I really like this. Never even had the chance to find out if there was an artist name on it.
I like the colours and the atmosphere/ mood of the scene. Kind of has that feeling of an abandoned place out in the middle of nowhere. Though nothing looks ruined, it seems lost.
This house is on #11, went to see it yesterday on the way back from Gravenhurst. Tons of mosquitoes on a rainy day. Didn’t get to see a lot of the place up close as the grass was very long and rain slicked. Without being able to see where I was walking I didn’t walk around the whole house. Looked like it was once a real beauty. I’d like to make another trip there.
Ben Spark has been taking photos of entropy for PhotoChallenge.org. I will be getting out on Sunday for my own rural exploration. Might start around Stayner as we found a great little place (just off the main street) for coffee there.
This was a great coffee place. I went here while touring around looking for derelict places. The coffee shop is just behind the main street of Stayner, on William.
I hoped to get a better shot but the bus goes fast and I was lucky to get it twice. No time to zoom in. This house is at the fringe of a new development. The basement is all dug around for some reason. It looked like a tooth having root canal or something else very out of it’s place.