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An old farmhouse, that was abandoned 20 - 30 years ago, when the land was bought and converted to a nature reserve, along with some other farms.


When I see an abandoned dwelling like this, I always think how people stayed there - living, loving and quarreling - and now maybe some will still be alive, with memories of the place.



comments (13)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Nov 2016, 00:46
Dommage que cela ne soit pas en couleurs.
Louis: Il s'agit d'un chemin de mémoire. C'est lorsque les couleurs se fanent. smile
Imagine if we could recall memories from these places somehow....
Louis: It could tell bad stories or good stories. Maybe we are better off not knowing. Doesn't stop me from a few melancholy thoughts.
If walls could talk...
Louis: Especially the walls of the honeymoon suite - we wouldn't have had TV I think - we would just sit and listen to wall recordings grin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2016, 06:46
and missing all the colours ...
Louis: This is a trip down memory lane. That is when colours fade, heh, heh ...
It has become one with Mother Nature, or so it appears, Louis. Yes, indeed...if these walls could talk!
Louis: I am sure some small animals and birds have moved in. Barn owls like places like this.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Nov 2016, 07:17
A little house out in the middle of nowhere
Louis: Once it wasn't nowhere, but now it is nowhere.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2016, 09:38
Yes...interesting to imagine what the story might be, Louis.
Louis: Time passes by.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2016, 10:59
Places and objects, having no power of memory and speech, are unfortunately unable to pass on or describe what has happened and everything slips slowly but surely into oblivion.

Black and White works a treat for this melancholy subject.
Louis: Strange that some viewers want to see this in colour. Well - Wednesday there will be colour smile
Slipping into oblivion - an observation I made in a graveyard. As relatives and others who would tend a grave, become less, so the oblivion of a grave increases. Other people will just refer to the old and new sides of the graveyard.
It makes me want to go close and investigate.
Louis: Just watch out for snakes in old buildings like that. Take a stick along and you will be fine.
And to think - they could never go upstairs to bed.
Louis: Heh, heh - a Greenlandish comment ...
Yup - it's an ancient landscape!
Louis: Even the power distribution poles and lines are of the type not used anymore, Tom.
There are memories, good, bad or otherwise wherever one looks, but in abandoned dwellings they seem more poignant.
Louis: True, very true, Brian.
I have a feeling that houses store memories of those who lived there and some people are sensitive to the atmosphere of such places. That is why when you are looking for a house some places just "feel" right
Louis: That right feeling is an interesting aspect and very important when looking for a dwelling. Yet, people may rave about their new place and a year later they start making changes.

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