08 November 2010

Earlier that day

Merely hours before we hit that deer, Jeff and I were driving along when I saw an abandoned house and said that I'd love to go investigate. Without hesitation he circled back, telling me I had five minutes. (Yesss!!!)

I stepped into the house through a curious window.

The Entrance to That Old House

And then I walked around inside, wondering.

I thought about Christmas, birthdays, special days and regular days. I imagined a variety of families enjoying life in that old house. I wondered about the many people who have lived here and ohh, probably at least one creepy person lived here, too. Where'd everybody go?
That Old House

I equate this house with my childhood home, think of all the memories created and wonder if anyone misses this house. My time in that old house was fleeting, but in retrospect, the years spent in my childhood home are fleeting as well.

That Old House

I was only there for a few minutes but created memories that will stay with me for many years. It has inspired me to explore more abandoned structures. Well, this inspiration has been in the works for quite a while now, thanks to Paul Hohmann.

That Old House

There's something special about investigating a now-empty building that was once useful to humans.

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Listening to: The White Stripes - Black Math
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7 comments:

  1. About a year ago now, the house I grew up in burned down. It's amazing how sad and angry I am that a house that I haven't lived in for 15 years is gone. We leave little impressions on the buildings that we live in and they live big impressions on us.

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  2. I go into old structures every chance I get. When I was a kid, a couple of us went into an old building that was suppose to be haunted. One of the older kids fell through the floor into the dark scary basement & broke his leg.

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  3. I would have LOVED the chance to do this. What a beautiful and mysterious house!

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  4. I agree, abandoned houses tell tales. There is one near where I live; you can barely see it from the road because it is completely overgrown with brush, and surrounded by a business park. I checked it out once and only found trash, but it made me wonder about its past life and the owners who once called it "home."

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  5. i heard there are many abandon houses in the western countries? we rarely have those here, usually demolished so badly no one would dare to go in.

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  6. Looks pretty interesting...bet you wouldn't be so antsy if it was pitch black outside and thundering...

    ryan
    My Blog

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  7. I love how you look at the world.

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