Sunday, March 7, 2010

Forgotten - Digital Photograph



This is a house in our downtown historic district. It is in such bad shape that no one wants to buy it and the owners can't fix it up. I feel so bad when I see places like this. It is as if everything that has gone before have been forgotten. Sometimes I wonder if progress is really progress.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Very poignant, isn't it? I'll bet this house was someone's pride and joy at one time...what stories could it tell?

Thank-you for sharing this--hope your weekend is wonderful!

Shopgirl said...

Although I live close to town, we have miles and miles of open country with little old farms that for whatever reason have been left to fall apart before our eyes. I have thought that I should just start taking short trips in all directions an take pictures of these soon to be gone homes. I would love to know their stories...I just know that I would love to see someone make these places home again.
It is sad! Love the picture, Hugs, Mary

Bettie said...

Hi Elizabeth,
This is just to let you know that I'm an admirer of your work and I visit your blog often. This photo is beautiful and sad.
Best wishes
Bettie

Heavens2Betsy said...

It is a tragedy when people's histories are left to moulder and disappear, I agree. I love your photograph and it goes some way to preserving what would otherwise fade from view.

indybev said...

A poignant photo. These old places had such character, cozy nooks and cubbyholes that are totally lacking in most contemporary cookie-cutter homes. It's sad to see them disappearing, with their stories left untold. OK, I'm feeling all melancholy now, Elizabeth!

Rita A. said...

I love to photograph these old buildings. At least you have saved a piece of it. Thank you for sharing.

Melinda Cornish said...

the shutter is really beautiful...it is sad to see what once was a home to someone just abandoned.....

Janet Ghio said...

This is really a wonderful photo. Such beauty in such decay!

Indigo said...

Awesome - I've always had a thing for doors and windows anyway. This one really speaks to me ... Even better would be if one of the shutters were slightly open, inviting me inside. Nicely done.

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xo LaWendula

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