Friday, October 17, 2008

Abandoned...

I was looking through talented architectural photographer Brian Vanden Brinks portfolio...
and came across a haunting set of photos

he has entitled simply

Abandoned

He has amassed a collection of photos of abandoned houses

from throughout the country.

Forlorn, each must have their own hidden story...locked somewhere in the

wind and sun-worn shell.


These homes, no doubt held memories and life for a family...
maybe several.

Once square and proud.







somehow, there is still a stoic beauty.


Thank you to Brian for capturing their elegance.


25 comments:

karina said...

When I was a child near my parents vacation home there was 3 abandoned houses that fascinated me, and I used to imaging the stories of such houses.

dec0r8or said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for posting the pics, Linda. I've always had a fascination with old abandoned houses. I usually break in and walk around inside to imagine the inhabitants of years past.

Deb said...

I often wonder the history behind Abandoned homes & buildings. You can see the beauty and life that was once there and imagine what I would do to bring them back to their glory :-)

Joyce said...

Each and everyone of this homes are simply gorgeous. If I look real close I can almost see and hear the families that once lived in them. This breaks my heart to see abandoned homes- to know at one time there was laughter, at times saddness protected within the walls of these grand homes.
I wish I could gather each and everyone of these homes in my hands to bring them back to life.
Thanks for sharing my friend, once again a wonderful post!
Have a golden weekend!

sandra/tx said...

You do have to wonder about the families that called those houses home, don't you? Kind of like an estate sale. Memories and yet abandoned.

Mango Gal said...

These photos are amazing. They look "quiet".

Pat @ Back Porch Musings said...

This is beautiful Linda. I've been "collecting" abandoned places for awhile and always wonder about the stories behind these structures.

My Castle in Spain said...

these are fantastic shots Linda.

Abandoned houses make me melancholic and it would be so nice if some rich entrepreneur had the whim to restore them!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

So...I'm not the only one that was drawn to these old souls? figured it could just creep many people out...especially with the economy and all.

Mango...I like how you described them as quiet. They do kind of whisper to you, don't they!

Ms. Tee said...

These photos are beautiful! My favorite is the first, the old house against the autumn woods. You're not the only one drawn to to these, for sure. :)

Kat said...

I love these photographs. The houses look as tho they are sleeping or waiting. Wouldnt it be fun to wake them up!

Eloise said...

Wow. Wouldn't you just love to know the story behind each and every one of those houses? The first and the last particularly captivated me. I wonder if the last occupants knew when they left that they would never return?

A perfect October post, Linda!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

These are some of the most amazing photos!!
Such beauty, so much history. Oh the stories these homes could tell. LOVE it.

Ma'dame French said...

Wow you gave me goose bumps, isn't that so true? All houses have stories to tell~~great post;) French

Sarah said...

Those pictures make me so sad! I think of who must have taken care of those houses and what they feel if they saw them now!

hello gorgeous said...

So hauntingly beautiful - my daughter (17) wanted to do this very book.

Velvet and Linen said...

Wow. What incredible photos.
There is a sad beauty to them all.

Brooke

Lisa said...

Its so sad, those photos. Great shots, eh? Totallly emotional to me for some wierd reason tonight.
Lisa
coastal nest
PS...
love it sista..

ShirlGirl at "Got more time than money" said...

Beautiful pictures. The one that makes me feel lonely is the old restaurant one. The last one kinda reminds me of the old house of Jenny's in the movie Forrest Gump.

CatHerder said...

I have a HUGE affection for abandoned places....I took a ton of pics this past Wed. at Fort Hancock, of the old gun turrets and empty barracks...its so eerie walking through there, especially when no one else is around! Havent gotten around to posting them on my blog, but i will

Topsy Turvy said...

Great post - wonderful photos.

-Lana

Fifi Flowers said...

THose are some great abandoned houses... they all need a little tlc!

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

They are beautiful. I wish I could adopt one. Or two.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

There is something about abandoned houses like this that are very moving. I was born in rural Southern Illinois and abandoned homes and barns were a common sight.

Right next door to my grandmother's house stood an old, green house that had been abandoned and was slowly collapsing in on itself.

I always thought the empty buildings were fascinating--and spooky! Just seeing these photos takes me back to my childhood and peering into those dark windows, wondering if there were any ghosts living inside.

Marti said...

Oh my, I can't breathe.

I am going to blog this on my blog.

Thank You!

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