I always wonder just how houses get abandoned. It always makes me sad to see someone's house abandoned and left all alone. I know sometimes it's because someone with more money wants to do something lucrative with the property and I find it sad. I always think of the families whose home that was. I picture happy family scenes and Christmas trees and fun. I know that some houses must see some ugly stuff, but I never think of that.
Here are some of the neat old or abandoned places we saw on our trip.
An old barn that we saw lying almost flat on the ground. This closer view shows me that they have a stove in there like my old one in the garage and I wonder if I could ask them for the oven rack.
Another view of the barn.
This house looked interesting as we approached it. It was on the other side of the road, but the driveway was open and we had room to park there so I could take some pictures.
I like this picture. It shows that the house seems to be separating from it's addition. The tree in the picture is not only falling on the house, but it has a lot of moss and some ferns growing on it. The outbuilding appears to have tin corrugated roofing put over a shingled roof. This is a place I would love to explore. I would love to go inside these buildings. I would have loved to have gone closer and taken closer pictures, but felt like I would have been trespassing on someone's lost memories without their permission. It would probably have been ok.
The same house from the beginning of the driveway. The driveway is right there at the bottom of the picture. It's a nice winding driveway. It was hard to walk away without walking up it to see the house.
What used to be a shed on the same property with that house.
This poor house has seen better days. It is another one that makes me want to go explore inside, though.
As seen from the road. Do you think if you stepped inside on the left side there, it would tip it over?
A barn or shed losing the battle.
This house still stands tall, but the vegetation is gradually taking it over. I couldn't tell if it was still whole, but I think it is still standing, just buried in the brush.