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Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:46 pm
by Total Reject
I spend a lot of time wandering around the hinterlands and I'm always intrigued by old houses and cabins in the middle of nowhere.

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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:51 pm
by Total Reject
Most of these are on private land. I know the story of some, but for the most part I know nothing about their history.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:52 pm
by Total Reject
Somewhere in southern New Mexico.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:56 pm
by Total Reject
This is the same house, different times of year. This one was demolished 7 or 8 years ago.
There's a big new business where this house used to sit.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:57 pm
by DCComic
Nice. Post more?
It's be good to see interiors.
Some of the Scottish islands have abandoned crofts that look as if somebody just walked away without taking anything with them.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:59 pm
by Total Reject
Thanks. I was thinking about interiors too, but I don't have those kind of photos. Sorry.
Feel free to post your own abandoned house photos.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:02 pm
by Total Reject
I know the guy that owns this one. Off the grid, it was abandoned about 20 years ago.
Pretty much a junk storage site now. You could probably break in and live for a year before anyone noticed.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:04 pm
by Total Reject
This old cabin was in southern Arizona. I heard it has since collapsed.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:09 pm
by Total Reject
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Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:18 pm
by Total Reject
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:40 pm
by Bill Barilko
We used to see lots of same in Canada in the 60's, 70's & into the 80's-after WW2 there was a general migration to cities & towns and rural life as it had been largely disappeared-my Dad could recite the histories of countless abandoned houses where we used to hunt Grouse or pick berries in season their former families were people he grew up/went to school with.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:46 pm
by Steve_in_Exile
Here are a couple I had posted a few years back, from Dangriga, Belize. For some reason they fascinate me too.

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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:55 pm
by Bill Barilko
There were some beauties in the Vava'u archipelago down in Tonga-whole families who were fairly well off just pulling up sticks from big decent looking wood houses and never coming back-some amazing looking architecture fallen into ruin.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:51 pm
by Stan In Maryland
I agree about a fascination with abandoned homes, although I have no pictures. With some I think it is such a shame that a really interesting old house had been allowed to deteriorate. Almost always they leave me feeling a bit sad wondering about the lives of the people who lived there and the broken hopes and dreams that the house represents. I guess it could be equally a happy story when the person struck it rich and moved to a better place, but that doesn't seem to fit somehow. Perhaps I just enjoy having morose thoughts.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:30 pm
by polardude1
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Clsoe to the Susquahanna River, Pennsylvania


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Abandoned hospital, Yangon, Myanmar

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:42 pm
by snowgirl
Some great photos here, peeps. nice work. I like looking at abandoned houses too. It doesn't;t make me melancholy like Stan, more just thoughtful. I try to picture what it was like to live in that house. Maybe I should take pics. These are cool.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:12 am
by Nines
I'm with Stan. A couple of TR's pics of abandoned homes aren't that old of a structure.

Not sure why anyone would walk away from that unless something bad happened.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:48 am
by Steve_in_Exile
Here's one with some interesting choices of building materials...
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:20 pm
by Total Reject
Nice additions from Steve and Polardude. I like the house covered in vines in Pennsylvania.
Nines wrote:Not sure why anyone would walk away from that unless something bad happened.
I was thinking that particularly regarding the large house with the green aluminum roof that I posted. That picture was taken the day before I posted this and it's what made me think about it. Some of them might have been an upgrade and a move, but others might have been death, hardship, or foreclosure.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm
by Total Reject
Big barn and the smaller boarded up house to the right.
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Another angle of the big barn showing how it's falling down. Since this photo was taken, it has completely collapsed.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:51 pm
by Total Reject
This one is a real shame. It has been abandoned for at least 15 years, you can see it's boarded up.
Someone will eventually fix it up, but I've always wondered the story behind it. It's quite large and you hope it's not beyond repair.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:42 pm
by DCComic
Yell,
Shetland

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Benbecula,
Outer Hebrides

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As one of the most primitive forms of the North Atlantic longhouse tradition it is very probable that the roots of the blackhouse, in which cattle and humans shared the same roof, is well over 1000 years old. The Lewis examples have clearly been modified to survive in the tough environment of the Outer Hebrides. Low rounded roofs, elaborately roped, were developed to resist the strong Atlantic winds and thick walls to provide insulation and to support the sideways forces of the short driftwood roof timbers


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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:56 pm
by Total Reject
Nice ones, DCComic. The interiors are a nice touch, I like the image with the stove and the couches. All the old beds in one room. What was once someone's living area is now filled with blue barrels and pallets.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:02 pm
by DCComic
The picture with a stove in the middle has a drying rail on pulleys over it, with coat-hangers still there, curtains at the window and a picture frame to the left where the picture has collapsed out of it, presumably from getting damp.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:22 am
by section8
The community of Old Bettles. 8 miles down river from Bettles. It was mostly abandoned by the 1960s, but there was one guy living there by himself until the mid-90s.

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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:04 am
by Steve_in_Exile
Hey S8, what is that thing hanging on the wall. At first I thought it was some type of animal trap, but I don't think so...
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:40 am
by section8
I thought it was a snare.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 am
by Bill Barilko
section8 wrote:I thought it was a snare.

It's two different things the one with the circular metal around the handle is itself a handle for lifting off the burner lids that allow wood to be added to a stove-that's not a great description but that's what it is.

Something like this

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The second thing hanging there I dunno.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:48 am
by Steve_in_Exile
Yeah I was thinking snares also but not quite sure. Maybe that handle type thing with the coiled wire is a separate item.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 am
by section8
I think Bill's right.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:52 am
by Steve_in_Exile
I think there may be two animal snares wrapped up together. Looks like there is some kind of cable lock mechanisms on the cables, which would be consistent with snares.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:28 pm
by RedsailsII
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Japan is full of crumbling houses. The nation is depopulating and becoming a giang ghost town.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:33 am
by avalon_
These are all interesting photos. There are some I'd like to photograph, but I'm always passing by so quickly.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:29 pm
by Total Reject
Was out driving around again last week and stumbled on some more.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:32 pm
by Total Reject
This one I was able to look inside.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:30 pm
by Total Reject
Not sure what happened there...
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:36 pm
by Total Reject
This one was creepy.
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Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Sun May 07, 2017 8:26 pm
by Total Reject
More from last week. Eastern Oregon.

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Probably 6 or 7 more I photographed but didn't upload.

Re: Abandoned Houses

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:59 pm
by muthafunky
You guys would like this: http://desertedplaces.blogspot.com/