Monday, January 21, 2013

Abandoned



There is nothing more haunting then an abandoned building.







A shadow of a long majestic reign.












A home refusing to give into decay.
Holding on to forever.







Beauty that once was.







Echoes of a happier time.










Faded warmth.




The only thing living here now is history.









But, sometimes you can fool Mother Nature.
And beauty still remains.


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Here in Blogland, were renovations rule, 




 we think tool belt and Anne Sloan paint would change that in no time!




Abandoned maybe, but not lost forever.




Diane

picture source - tumblr

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I will be linking up with these parties

The Sunday Showcase Party at Under The Table and Dreaming
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
HOME at Rose Chintz Cottage 

32 comments:

  1. Wow, such amazing images! Haunting, yet so beautiful. I just love all the architecture, even when it is in decay.

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  2. Some of those places are just amazing. So sad that they were give up on by people.

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  3. WOW! I love all of those. It's a shame that things that beautiful were left to fall apart.

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  4. Where did you ever find these wonderful photos? They are sad but beautiful all the same. It's sad that these old mansions have fallen into ruin but I can imagine the cost of repairs would be in the millions.

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  5. Awesome pictures....I have always said that I'd love to find an Old church and revamp/renovate it into a house.
    I'd love to walk through each one of those homes you showed.

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  6. Oh the wonderful stories that those walls could tell! Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Cowgirl Up @ StoneGable.

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  7. Can't believe someone wouldn't want to take those on. So much beauty in those places even in their abandoned states.
    Liz

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! If walls could only talk... Happy to have found you.
    melinda

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  9. Still gorgeous! I would love to be turned loose in one of those!

    Jenna @ http://www.rainonatinroof.com

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  10. What a journey you took us on-I was mesmerized by the photography!! Enlightening and thought provoking!
    I am one of your newest followers:)

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  11. Beautiful and eerie all at the same time.
    Those places--grab your attention don't they?

    Pat

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  12. Cue a round of applause. I really enjoyed this post (found through Cedar Hill Ranch). I am so intrigued with old, forlorn buildings. You said it best - there really is nothing more haunting. I just think of all the people who have passed through those places. So mystifying!

    Blessings from Oklahoma,
    Meredith

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  13. Hello Diane,
    What amazing architecture! Lots of scope for imagination to be found in those places. Thanks for sharing. I was just stopping by to let you know that your post from last week was one of the top viewed at my HOME party and so you will be one of my features tomorrow at this week's HOME party. Congratulations and have a wonderful day. I know it's very cold where you are and it's coming our way tomorrow. Stay warm, my friend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. It would be fun to walk through those old things and gather some true old decor. Except the swimming pool - why does that freak me out so bad?

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  15. Such beautiful images, I would love to see what they looked like when they were lived in and loved.

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  16. oohh, creepy and beautiful. My daughter and her friends photograph old abandon places:)
    http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/sweet-heart-pillow-upcycle.html

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  17. Sad, melancholy and beautiful at the same time....such wonderful workmanship to be admired.....

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  18. I'm fascinated with urban decay--the abandoned buildings that are no longer loved. Great images.

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  19. Some lovely photos, Diane! I adore the castles. Stay warm and have a nice week!

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  20. All are hauntingly beautiful Diane and sure fixer uppers if one were to win the big one! You have to admire people that do have the money that bring these places back to their former state.
    Judith

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  21. Hi Diane, I am your newest follower. I love Victorian houses/mansions/manors and abandoned ones always get my attention. I can see potential in almost anything and wish I could save one/restore one. I'm looking forward to looking back at your older posts. I hope you will visit me on my blog as well. Gina

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  22. All beauties in the rough! Beautiful architecture! I would love to explore them all. They look so facinating! thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    Lisa

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  23. It makes me want to cry when I see something so beautiful abandoned like that. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Fabulous buildings, magnificent architecture, wonderful post. Found you over at the Cowgirl Up party this week. Thank you so much for sharing!
    XO Barbara

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  25. Beautiful post! I actually have that photograph of the piano in my home.

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  26. BREATHTAKING.
    I wish I could visit some of them.
    I would be tempted to bring a door home...
    Claudine
    www.restory.ca

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  27. Good morning Diane,
    Your post was the most viewed last week at my HOME party so you will once again be one of my features this week. Congratualtions, my friend! Hope you're having a delightful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  28. So eerily beautiful! You wonder what stories they could share-So glad I found this post- fascinating!

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  29. Amazing...thank you for this great post!

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  30. Amazing beauty. So sad to see such masterpieces in ruin. It is still grand and stunning. Such craftmanship is lost today. Maybe we should all put our talents together to bring it back... Just dreaming I guess.. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wow! Spellbinding! Absolutely thought provoking!!! Lovely aqua room-- just beautiful and makes me want to put on my jeans and get to work. Truly beautiful.
    ~T

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