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Friday, 24 August 2018

Vacancy

She sits nestled among the trees, barely visible from one side of the road. 





The clapboard is gray, having lost its colour to the elements. The faded brown roof looks intact for now. The old place has stood empty for years though someone mows the grass.


The laughter of days gone by is but a faint echo and tears a mere stain on the old wood floor. Her glory days are past and she faces an uncertain future.


The old garage is showing its age as well. Vines have climbed over one side and make their way down the front too. Soon it will disappear into the tree line.





Every now and then people stop to take photos of the sad house. Maybe one day, someone will buy the property and return her to full life again. I hope it happens soon.







32 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Maybe the house could be restored but I think the garage is a goner.

Anvilcloud said...

Seems a bit sad, especially when you personify the place a little.

Celia said...

Great photo of an entrancing old building. Love old houses and can't help but wonder who lived there and where they went? I hope it gets filled and rescued soon.

Linda d said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if houses had memories. I hope it was filled with happiness and peace.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh that's so sad Marie, I should think it was quite grand and very pretty in its heyday!

William Kendall said...

I suspect it would take an enormous amount of work.

Rhodesia said...

We see so much of that here. Restoration used to be the order of the day, but so many young people are now looking for new houses that they can afford, Restoration is too expensive! Very sad.
Enjoy your weekend, Diane

bill burke said...

It's sad to see this grand house reduced to such a state. It would be a nice project for someone to work on and save it.

Elephant's Child said...

Old and beautiful. So very beautiful. I do hope she can be (sympathetically) restored to her former glory.

ann @ studiohyde said...

It looks delightful, and oozing character.

DJan said...

I hope it happens, too. There was much life and joy in that place in past years. You can feel it, still.

Joanne Noragon said...

I wish it a better future.

Shammickite said...

Well, that's quite a lovely house but sadly may be too far gone to be worth reviving! I wonder what the story is, why nobody has lived there for such a long time..

Mage said...

I'd like it but not the work.

Debbie said...

it is beautiful, just a little tlc is all she needs!!!

Marie Smith said...

The garage looks beyond repair Debra,

Marie Smith said...

I always imagine how the thing feels AC. Crazy!

Marie Smith said...

I always wonder about the people who lived there too Celia.

Marie Smith said...

I hope it was too Linda.

Marie Smith said...

I’d love to see the inside Grace.

Marie Smith said...

It would indeed William.

Marie Smith said...

Young people leave here and move to western Canada Diane. The older places are left to ruin.

Marie Smith said...

It would indeed Bill. Lots of work for sure!

Marie Smith said...

I hope so too EC.

Marie Smith said...

You’d do a great job on this scene Ann.

Marie Smith said...

I wonder what life was like there Jan?

Marie Smith said...

Me too Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

I wonder that too Shammi.

Marie Smith said...

I so agree Mage.

Marie Smith said...

I fear it needs a lot of tlc Debbie.

jenny_o said...

It's intriguing that the grounds are still cared for. I hope the property gets a new lease on life at some point, and like others here, I'm so curious about the back story!

Catarina said...

I am wondering why the owners don't sell it.