Saturday, 6 April 2013

Picture This #194 ~ Abandoned

Many thanks to Joanne for hosting this week, and for a theme that will be a little more challenging than the last couple, but that's not a bad thing, and I hope as many folks will take part this week as previously!!

Here are mine:

1) One of the worst kind of 'abandoned' in my opinion......litter!! It really makes me angry that people throw their rubbish away in the countryside or in the streets. Take it home and put it in the trash!!
Woodsmoke

2) An abandoned worker's house at the Batsto Industrial Village, New Jersey.
Broken Dreams

3) Dan-Y-Coed Farmhouse, Lys-Y-Fran, Wales. Birthplace of Welsh composer William Penfro Rowlands in 1860. It now lies abandoned in the shadow of the Lys-Y-Fran dam.
Dan-Y-Coed4

20 comments:

  1. love this theme thank you
    yours are all good examples

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    1. Hey, Nico!! What happened to your comment?

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  3. I just love this abandoned look, something completely different. The third really has a charm of its own. Litter belongs to civilisation, thank goodness we are there to take such interesting photos. Broken window is also a good perspective (did you break it Mitch to take such a good shot?)

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    1. That third shot is my favourite of the three. The abandoned farmhouse lies in quite an impressive location. Looking in the opposite direction, you would see the Lys-Y-Fran dam built to create a reservoir for the water supply for South West Wales.

      No, the window in the second shot was already broken. I wouldn't go THAT far to get a shot :-))

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  4. Wholehearedly agree.

    A window of history.

    Impressive ruin.

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  5. Mitch, you are right, I hate seeing litter and garbage. I try to pick it up if it seems like it would be dangerous to animals. Your second picture I remember and it is one of my very favorites. That broken window couldn't be better placed for the shot. Sad of the old farmhouse.

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    1. Litter really does annoy me, because there's absolutely no reason for it other than ignorance, laziness and/or plain stupidity. Is it REALLY that difficult to put litter into a bag, take it home and put it in the trash? Some European countries have a lot more civic pride. When I lived in Sweden, I was most impressed by how clean and tidy the streets were, even in the cities.

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  6. Oh boy, do I agree with you on that first pic! I've never seen so much trash in my entire life, living in New York. I hate the trash blowing about on the sidewalks.

    Gee, there's something about old abandoned houses that make kids want to throw stones. When the Atlanta airport started buying out all of the houses in Hapeville,where I lived around 1965,66, it was like a ghost town there, and my brother and I did our share of stone throwing. the houses were being torn down anyway, so it didn't count as an act of vandalism. ;)


    Love that last shot! I love old stone structures, ruins, etc..

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    1. Thanks Debby. Having visited NYC myself, I have to say, I didn't think there was too much litter, considering the size of the place. That said, I did spend most of my time looking up rather than down!! LOL.

      Yeah, kids do like to break windows in old abandoned buildings. This particular building, although not lived in now, is part of the Batsto Industrial Village museum, so I was surprised to see it.

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  7. yep agree totally with #1
    love the window
    and I especially like the stone structure, wow that's old! great lighting too

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  8. I fully agree with you on the top shot. I wonder people who do it, do it at home, as well. Love the second shot... windows one of my favourite subjects! The third one is very interesting... love stone houses and that light makes it beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Belita. I often wonder that, too!!

      I was lucky to get some good shadow and light on the day I visited the farmhouse in the last shot.

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  9. I feel as strongly as you do about litter. How people can be so thoughtless! I love the second shot of the window in New Jersey. Great lighting on the third image. It's too bad that it was neglected because of the significance of the person who lived there.

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    1. Thanks Robert. I think the farmhouse was all but forgotten during the development of the immediate area, the building of the Lys-Y-Fran dam. However, there is now a small monument erected next to the ruin, with a memorial in both English and Welsh languages to William Penfro Rowlands.

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  10. All great choices, Honey! That trip to Batsto was the first time I've been there and I really liked it. I haven't been to Lys Y Fran since the first time I met you! Would be nice to go back.
    After dealing with slobs all day long, it makes me sick that they just continue it outside too. Pigs!!!

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    1. Hi Honey !! The thing I really liked about Batsto was the main house. It reminded me of the Addams Family house. LOL. Next time you're over we'll have to visit Lys-Y-Fran again, I haven't been back there since either.

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