Speechless Sunday: Time's Toll on Structures

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Sally Dunbar
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How cool... we don't have many structures like that here, so that's a treat.  Can you imagine doing the disclosures on one of those?

Apr 26, 2009 03:18 PM #6
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Chris Ann --- It is sad to see buildings fading away like these. Great photos, though.

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Apr 26, 2009 04:16 PM #7
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Chris Ann - Great shots of a wonderful old building! I love shooting old abandoned anything - buildings, cars, whatever!

Debi

Apr 26, 2009 05:48 PM #8
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JL Boney, III
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I love these old places, and these are some great pictures.

Apr 26, 2009 07:48 PM #9
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Connie:  It was a neat site.  Of course, yesterday I had time to snap a shot.

Gary:  I turned around in the driveway and thought my car backing up would set it all downward.

Myrl:  Indeed!  The roof isn't the prettiest with the oxidation, but it's still in good shape.

Charles:  Wouldn't dare! 

Apr 26, 2009 09:12 PM #10
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Mike & Sheryl:  We've been having some really terrible wind storms over the past months.  I'm surprised they haven't done the trick.

Sally:  I was in a house today where I nearly fell through the floor boards.  It was a mess. 

Liz:  It is sad, but it is kind of neat looking at the same time.

Debi:  This is my first attempt at this type of subject.

JL:  So whose pic do you like better?  Mine or my husband's?

Apr 26, 2009 09:15 PM #11
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A couple of summers ago, my mom took me back to the "old home place" of her grandfathers.  There was a similar barn and other outbuildings, a sad little dock that went out to a fishing pond...I love looking at this kind of photo and wonder about the families who put blood, sweat and tears into building these places

Apr 27, 2009 01:32 AM #12
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Cheryl: It is the same thoughts that go through my head. Last night I was interviewing for a listing. The wife (in her 70's) had a cute little house on top of the TV that had been constructed from the wood of the home she grew up in. That was a neat idea.
Apr 27, 2009 08:30 AM #13
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Hey Chris

Nice photos, but i dont think i want to begin my summer looking at ruins. The whole building looks SAD.

Apr 27, 2009 10:03 PM #14
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Diane:  It's definitely not in the best shape, but it's at least something different to see.

Apr 28, 2009 08:31 AM #15
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Chris Ann,

Time does indeed take its toll. This is a little more extensive than just a coat of paint. :)

Steve

Apr 28, 2009 06:26 PM #16
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Steve:  My husband said I should use the pics in a blog post about maintaining a home.   Thought that might be a bit much, even for my sarcastic wit.

Apr 29, 2009 07:42 PM #17
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Hi Chris Ann-I used to see a building just like this on the way to my Mom's I was always amazed it never fell and always wondered what was holding it up. Great photos I hope your week has been a good one. <SMILE>

Apr 30, 2009 11:25 AM #18
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Sharon:  My week has been decent.  A few problems popping up, but it's real estate...to be expeceted. 

Apr 30, 2009 11:37 AM #19
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Now there's a bit of deferred maintenance!

Apr 30, 2009 08:49 PM #20
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Pat:  Just a tad.  At some point, someone just gave up.

Apr 30, 2009 10:22 PM #21
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Wow what an amazing photograph thank you for sharing it with us here at activerain.

-Peg  <(-.-)>

May 13, 2009 02:23 PM #22
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Peg:  Every once in a while you see something you want to remember.  This was one of those times.

May 13, 2009 10:04 PM #23
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Anne Clark
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Those are great shots.  It's neat to take the camera out and get shots of things that are not the brand new homes we see up and down Linton Hall Road.

Nov 14, 2010 11:19 PM #24
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Anne:  This building certainly had a lot of charm, though it looks like it's about to collapse.

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