There's something about deserted old buildings that fascinates me. A few years ago I started photographing some that I happened to see when traveling in my home province, Manitoba. Now I have this a little collection, which I'm hoping to make into a set of cards one day.
Some seem haunted, others sort of sad and tired, and all have this rustic beauty about them, that seems to tell stories of another era. As my eyes linger on these prairie gems, I can't help but wonder what memories these walls hold, where the people are who once lived there. Or why they abandoned the place.
I love the colours in this old barn. It would make a gorgeous backdrop for 'pioneer pictures'.
I traveled past this little leaning shack many times and never had a camera with me - and then one day, after one wind too many, it was gone. Fortunately a friend had some pictures that she was willing to share.
Are there any 'abandoned jewels' in your area? Or maybe you recognise one of these. Perhaps you've lived in a house that now holds nothing but memories. Care to share?
I'll leave you with this Wheely Tired one.