Saturday, November 21, 2015

Dilapidated Cottage

 Shadows on deserted cottage

They're rare but DO exist: dilapidated cottages  a block or two south of Lake Simcoe. Soon it will be bought up, hauled away and replaced by a mega home, and the new home fondly called a "cottage" by the owners (a castle by the rest of us).

 More shadows on cottage

More of the cottage

I am linking to Shadow Shot Sunday 2 HERE.

38 comments:

Revrunner said...

Out with the old. In with the new.

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the shadows and light on an angle against the horizontal wood in that first shot.

TexWisGirl said...

goodbye, old thing.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Smashing pictures, I love the first one...

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

ooooo! What a cool old cottage that is full of textures and various states of degradation. Soon to be gone...

Klara said...

I had to laugh at your comment (about new castles replacing old cottages), so true. nice shots.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Out with the old and in with the new!!! That's one of the saddest I've seen in a while!! Great captures for the day though!! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wow. The poor old soul. To think that this place was once a home and loved. The caved in roof is a little scary.

Jeannie Marie said...

I wonder about the owners of this cottage that allowed it to fall apart. Why?? There has to be a story there. Fun shadows on such an interesting building.

Carver said...

I like the dilapidated cottage. I may be weird but there is something beautiful to me in old buildings falling down and out and out ruins.

colleen said...

Ah yes, the first shot is my favorite shadow shot of the day. So, you know Ye Olde Mill Grill in Hingham MA?

Maggid said...

good-bye to ages of marvelous stories . . . sigh.

Ralph said...

To tear down one or even two cottages is so prevalent - it happens all the time in Southern CT along Long Island Sound. Mega-houses on the water - happens all over the place. Sigh, I'd prefer preservation, but lacking the $$ to maki happen. Nice shadows!

Anvilcloud said...

That one is a goner for sure,

Sandi said...

Always sad to see an old house falling down.

Linda W. said...

Oh boy, looks like it's time to bring in the wrecking ball...

RedPat said...

I have friends who had a 'cottage' on Lake Simcoe and like you say it was a castle - bigger than my place in the city with all the bells and whistles!

Kay said...

Nice shadows...and too bad you're so right about the mega home that will probably replace it. Whatever happened to the concept of "enough" rather than "more and more?"

The Furry Gnome said...

That is dilapidated!

Small City Scenes said...

Aw how sad. Probably served it's master and mistress well.
MB

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Oh dear. One can only wonder how it's been allowed to remain for so long.

Linda said...

It almost looks dangerous. Great capture.

Jim said...

Seen better days.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG; Really sad scene, we have trouble of empty houses in Japan now. I myself have to deal with my parents' empty house soon. I was happy to learn the idiom 'Out with the old, in with the new' from your friend :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Mersad said...

Sad to see it wither away. But your images are lovely.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Margaret Adamson said...

Oh dear! It is a bit of a sorry sight.

Andy said...

Dilapidated is a kind word for the shape this cottage is in. ;)

Sandra said...

that is some serious peeling paint in that first shot and you used the right word to describe it. i always laugh when i see the Log Cabins on TV that people have at a lake, i could put my house in their living room

s.c said...

Great detailed shots. I like them.

Jeevan said...

Also the cottage holds wonderful light exposure! Hope it was replaced by a wonderful home

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh dear, there's no saving this little cottage, will be interesting to see what replaces it EG.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deram belas fotografias esta casa a cair.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

fredamans said...

Poor old cottage needs to be rebuilt or taken down.

Marissa Biden Sergey Christina Murphy said...

history is reserved here.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oh my, looks like some of the places in the desert I looked at that were for sale.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Oh I think the cottage to castles phenomenon is going on all over North America.

William Kendall said...

At this point, it does look like a wreck.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

There is a lot of that going around!
I think the name 'cottage' refers to the location, not the house style. Our 'cottage' was a seasonal residence, but located on a lake. I miss my lake!

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