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Ramshackled Past by FramedByNature Ramshackled Past by FramedByNature
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Last summer when we went back to Kansas to visit my grandma, we had the pleasure of visiting the old family farmstead. My grandmother lived here during her childhood. She described sleeping on the porch at night during hot summer nights, something you just couldn't do today. The house, now abandoned and falling apart, has obviously seen better days. However, I'm really glad I got to see it. It now sits on a farmer's piece of land. It could be demolished a week from now or continue to stand through years of storms to come. It was just such an odd feeling of everything coming full circle. My grandma lived here as a kid. She since grew up, she found a husband, had kids, whose kids had kids, one of whom eventually gave birth to me, who grew up to ultimately compose this photograph 18 years later. Well over half a century of history in this house between now and then. Some of it with other tenants, a year when everyone moved out, a year where someone came to essentially ransack the place, followed by years of withstanding the elements. I wish I could have seen it all, but all you get is this shell-like afterthought of its entire life.


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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot! The wide angle works so well for this!
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Yodoll Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
The same place where the story something.
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NireXleSqueak Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Reminds me of when I went to go to this old sanatoruim. It's really eerie seeing an empty place after it used to hold the hustle and bustle of a lot of people. Kinda just leaves you standing there trying to imagine what it would've been like back in it's hayday. But it is also interesting seeing how parts of the building have been effected by human hands, such as scratches on a door or used pencils and dolls. I suppose in a way it can be both sad and happy to see an empty building. One because it is empty, but the other because it has served its purpose and it wasn't necessarily a place where bad things happened.

Good photo!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad to see what some do to places for no reason... looks like it was a nice place to live once
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DB-KT Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the Sepia effect. It makes the picture itself seem old.
Ah, gotta love abandon buildings. ^^

Same thing with my step-grandfather. We took family pictures by the old barn/chicken coop/farm house; and everything seemed so deserted but yet so peaceful. The beauty of nature taking over a man-made structure and making it (almost) fit into the environment.
I don't know why, but abandon buildings really makes me curious. -Who lived here? How did they live? What happened to them? Where are they now? Why did they leave? What did this place looked like back in it's hay-day?
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Trinitite Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, stunning.
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