Saturday, 30 November 2013

Picture This #228 ~ Natural Or Urban Decay

Many thanks to Baz for hosting this week's challenge. His chosen theme is a little bit different, but something I think many of us have photos for. When I saw the theme I immediately thought of quite a few shots in my archive. 

1) This end-wall is all that remains of Dan -Y-Coed, the birthplace of Welsh composer William Penfro Rowlands. It sits in the shadow of the Llys-Y-Fran dam. 
Dan-Y-Coed4

2) I saw this ramshackle old building in the middle of nowhere while travelling through the Mojave National Preserve with Joanne.
Ramshackle 2

3) I saw this old neglected farmhouse on a cold frosty winter's day, just outside the Welsh village of Llandeilo.
Forgotten Farmhouse


18 comments:

  1. Terrific examples of decaying structures

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  2. Some lovely Welsh romantic there, especially the last one. I have never been to Wales, but Mr. Swiss toured around as an English student and loved it. second photo is very sad, but a good shot.

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    1. Thanks Pat :-)) Yes, many Welsh buildings have air to them, even in a state of decay :-))

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  3. hi mitch, absolutely cool pics. the decay of the last one is somewhat gorgeous if we can say so, lol

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  4. Fantastic captures for the theme Mitch cant pic a fav love em all;)

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  5. Hi Mitch, great shots! I love the bottom one and would love a history of that little cottage and the people who called it home. Nice touch to take it on a frosty day.

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) I'd be interested in knowing it's history, too.

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  6. I love them all, Mitch but the last one is really beautiful....

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  7. Somehow when I first glanced at these I knew the middle one was here (USA) out west somewhere, I love all three of these, beautiful yet sad...great textures and composition :)

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  8. Mitch, these are a great collection of decay images. You included one ramshackled building from the USA with the photos of decay in Wales. I love the photo of the farmhouse set in the winter.

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    1. Thanks Robert :-)) The 'wintery farmhouse' is a favourite of mine. I've been wanting to use it for some time, and finally got a theme that was appropriate!!

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