Sunday, 7 April 2013

Picture This #194 ~ Abandoned

Another great theme to work on. When I read that Mitch is touring in Arizona, this place we visited came to mind. It fits perfectly with our theme. Hopefully, Mitch will get to visit the Wupatki National Monument. This photo is an entrance to an apartment. These buildings were built back during the twelve and thirteenth century by the Anasazi and Sinaqua Indians. These dwellings were abandoned in the early thirteenth centuries.

This rusted tractor was on the opposite side of the apple orchard (last week's theme - Sky).


This photo of the barn was taken a few years ago. The land has been sold to a developer and there are homes on the site where this farm was once.


12 comments:

  1. Amazing structure

    Wonderful old tractor and barn.

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  2. Hi Robert !! Great choices for this week's theme. Of course, I was particularly interested in the first shot. Joanne and I had not actually spotted this place during our planning (at least I don't recall it). We do plan to visit the Sunset volcanic crater, and I understand that Wupatki is not too far from there, so we might add this to the trip, if there's time. Thanks for the tip.
    Great rusty old tractor in the second shot. I almost posted a shot similar to that. Wow, that barn in the third shot had a considerable lean!! If it hadn't been redeveloped, it would probably have fallen over anyway!!

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    1. Mitch, the Native Americans settled near Sunset Volcanic Crater because the lava flow made the land fertile for growing. Wupatki is in a crumbled state but it's interesting to view it.
      Thanks for your comments on the photos.

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  3. Excellent choices for the theme. Nice stone colour in the first. Thanks for mentioning a bit of the history. It makes me look at the photo with different eyes. I also like the second one... that tractor must have worked hard and now is having rest forever... Interesting shot of the leaning barn!

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    1. Thank you, Belita. It's sometimes mind boggling for everyone to consider there were civilizations in the New World at the same time of the Middle Ages. That tractor is rusting and resting.

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  4. Beautiful shots for the theme, Robert. I especially like the first one, and as Mitch said, we won't be too far from there, so hopefully we'll get to see it. Love the old tractor, and so sad about the barn. Lots of farms and barns here are now gone, with new developments being built on them. So sad

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I hope you and Mitch do tour Wupatki. It is sad about the dwindling farms and barns. I saw the tractor as a good icon that matches the collapsed barn.

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  5. Love the first photo, a piece of American history and a very interesting photo. Rusty tractors certainly can tell a tale and the barn is a good witness to the past on American farmlands.

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  6. Thank you, Pat. I like to share some facts with the images. The inhabitants did abandon those settlements. Incredible that they became nomadic. Our area had many dairy farms. There are still a few.

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  7. hi robert, good abandoned shots

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