Monday, August 18, 2014

Crumbling House

 Old house being taken over by Nature

Family farms are being sold to make way for larger farms.  Smaller farm homes are being abandoned. Plus I live in an area that's slowly quickly becoming urbanized.

In celebration of the old and wonderful "stuff", I  am connecting to Rubbish Tuesday HERE.
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41 comments:

Andy said...

With a shortage of affordable housing one wonders why do we allow buildings to deteriorate like this.

They do make for good photograph though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a shame EG, to think it was a thriving farmhouse in times gone by.

Bill Nicholls said...

It does not take long before places go like that if abandoned

Kathy said...

Now that the bricks are crumbling it won't last much longer!

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so sad to see but makes for a great photo op! Enjoy the week ahead.

Sandra said...

this is what would happen to an abandoned home here, the vines and weeds would cover it in not time... in the 25 years in our home, our city has changed drastically, there is hardly any dirt left

Revrunner said...

Out with the old and in with the new, just like the seasons.

Sharon Wagner said...

It's days are numbered!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Looks like vines and shrubbery could rule the world one day.

TexWisGirl said...

great photo material. *sigh*

William Kendall said...

It certainly isn't going to last long, looking like that.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nature doesn't take long to reclaim it's territory. Kind of a reminder of how insignificant we humans are sometimes.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Great capture! Sadly, we see a lot of that happening around here, too.

Visiting from Rubbish Tuesday #16.

Lindy

Ginny said...

This must have been beautiful, what a shame! Something really did a number on the roof!!

LV said...

What a shame such a neat place just left to rot away.

Jocee said...

Great photo, Mother Nature wins in the end. :)

Mama Zen said...

Excellent capture!

Lisa Gordon said...

This is really so sad.
I am sure that it was a wonderful little place.

RedPat said...

That's a sad sight, EG!

Jim said...

What a shame.

Rose said...

Another that just makes me so sad...looks like it has been a nice home at some time in the past.

Barb said...

It's hard to see this kind of change - urban sprawl means less green space. Enjoy it while you can!

Photo Cache said...

great capture. i can see the image as a book cover.

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful shot of a lovely vintage farm house ~ such a treasure for OWT ~

musedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

eileeninmd said...

It is crumbling down.. Poor thing! I do hate to see the big farms disappearing and becoming housing developments..

Joyful said...

Even though the building is tumbling down and in terrible decay it makes a nice shot. It's too bad the city is encroaching on the country in your area. I think it happened here long ago. I'm always surprised when I see pockets of farm land.

Sylvia K said...

A terrific shot, but how sad to see so many farms/homes etc. crumbling and disappearing! Hope you have a great new week, EG!!

Jenny said...

Same thing happening here in Eastern Ontario. Our population is shrinking while our farms are expanding. So many houses on the market and not many selling.

Small City Scenes said...

Pretty sad. Looks like it once was a fairly nice home.
MB

Roan said...

Sad and awesome at the same time. I like how the roof is still so brightly colored. Thanks for linking up!

Felicia said...

very nice image, but a sad one

Gail Dixon said...

Too bad the house is in such disrepair. Makes for a cool photo though!

Tom said...

What a roof! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Marie said...

Sad but beautiful! Taken back by nature now. Reminds me of houses I have seen in the south...Really nice Tuesday Rubbish post!

Jack said...

Ouch.

Randy said...

So sad and when many people would kill for a home.

Stephanie said...

It is too bad that it is falling apart, looks like a nice house with the lovely brickwork.

Indrani said...

It is the same story here in Bangalore. Old mansions are being brought down and huge concrete tall structures come up in their place. :(

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Very sad.. it's a brick home! Just on the stretch of old highway that takes us into the kinda big city I bet there are at least 20 abandoned homes and farms and that is just the ones we can see. Not the ones down the dirt roads. The falling in roof is the last straw I guess!

Pat Tillett said...

I hate it when old places are just left to decay. I also don't like the disappearance of the small family farms. Whenever I see places like this, I always wonder who lived there and what the history of the place is. Nice photo!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

This is so heartbreaking, on many levels.

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