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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rural Thursday Blog Hop # 3


This lonely little house sits all alone in Catawba Valley. I don't know the story of this little place but it appears to be deserted. I'm always drawn to it when driving by and always have to get a photo of it and I'm sure I've shown a picture of it on this blog before. I wonder how a home just becomes this way. Who just up and leaves?

Linking to Rural Thursday Blog Hop....go rural and unwind some!



27 comments:

  1. I used to wonder how a place could wind up empty, too, but now I know. The old folks pass away, and the young people already have their own homes established. The place had probably already run down and the next generation had neither the funds nor the will to fix it back up, nor did they have the desire to sell the old homeplace. So there it sits.

    It is sad, but I feel sure that is the way it often happens.

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  2. i'm sure you're correct....i actually prefer that than seeing it sold and made into another boring subdivision. these old places have stories to tell!

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  3. You should walk over for a closer look. It might be gone before you know it.

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  4. I bet there are a lot of photo opps inside the house...hint..hint.....and ghosts..

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  5. I always wonder about homes like this too..... Great shot.

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  6. p.s. meant to say.... I love your header-photo too!!! =)

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  7. i always wonder about homes like this...

    great shot! great focus!

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  8. There are so many little homes like that around. I always wonder about the families who lived there.

    Thanks for linking up today!

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  9. I've been past this same house a couple of years ago and took it's portrait as well. That particular road is ridden with old barns and houses that have certainly seen their better days. Out with the old, in with the new I guess you could say. Sad.

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  10. ha jim, no way! the ghosts wouldn't scare me but the thought of what critters are crawling around inside would!

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  11. Love the two doors -- wonder if it was a duplex?

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  12. LOL...I posted an old abandoned house yesterday on my blog!!!
    It does make you wonder what the story is behind them...so sad to see them sitting there all alone!

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  13. I always wonder how anyone can AFFORD to just up & leave! How's it possible?! There's no way I could leave my house

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  14. Very good black and white photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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  15. I always wonder about the stories that could be told if walls could talk. Abandoned houses, old barns and homesteads, what was life like back in the day?

    I also like your Yellow, Green, Red picture from earlier this week.

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  16. It's so beautiful. Looks like an old train station. Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

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  17. There is still a tiny bit of elegance and pride left in that house. It could use a lot of TLC.

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  18. That house looks like it has a wonderful story to tell.
    I love the pictures of the buildings and houses on your blog. They are beautifully intriguing.

    I enjoyed my look around.

    Pat

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  19. This is so perfect in black and white.

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  20. It is always sad to see what had been a home fall into such shape. This is a marvelous monochrome photo.

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  21. Great shot. Such a cute little house.

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  22. That house is gorgeous. It drives me crazy when people abandon those old houses. I blogged about it recently. I think it's because the upkeep on those houses is so hard. They're very difficult to heat. And many people who own them are poor farmers. So they let them fall into disrepair because they don't have the money or the energy to keep up with them. When the houses finally get to the point of no return, they abandon them and build a brick ranch house next door or put up a doublewide. It kills me because I love them so much.

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  23. When I see places like this I always think: Who owns it now. What are doing, just letting this place rot. Of course, we don't know people's circumstances but I always wonder why it's in its present condition.

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  24. I love this shot. These abandoned places always fascinate me!

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  25. That house is so quaint. It is a keeper thanks for taking it. For Show and tell it here.

    Lovely take.

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