Beautiful Abandon

Monday, January 6, 2014

Have y'all noticed the growing fascination with old abandoned homes and interiors?  For as long as I can remember I've loved the sight of one of these houses.  As a kid on a family trip, riding through a small town and being awe struck by the sight of a structure taken over by vegetation and time would spark my imagination and fill my head with daydreams making the task of playing sardine with the family a little easier.  Thanks to brave souls who, with camera ready, are willing to trespass and navigate these condemned structures we now have the joy of browsing thousands of these striking images.  You can't help but be drawn to a beautifully abandoned structure.  For some it's the love of history and a bygone era that pull them in.  Others may find a certain grace in how, when left alone, a structure will be reclaimed by nature.  No matter the connection we all want to ask the same questions.  What happened to the people that use to live there?  Why was this house left to the elements?  The list of curiosities provoked by the sight of one of these structures can go on and on.  It goes to show that our homes, either occupied or abandoned, hold strong ties and emotions for us.  Sometimes looking to the past can offer a healthy perspective for the present.

Thanks to the work of Dan Marbaix and Daniel Barter (as seen below), who's images have gone viral, we are seeing a surge in uploaded pictures of abandoned spaces.

These images make me want to hop in the car and head off the beaten path for a little inspiration.  How do you relate to these structures?

Book: States of Decay by Daniel Marbaix & Daniel Barter

Images: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7


  1. There is a lot of soul and mystery in homes like these, I just love them!

  2. They really are intriguing and provocative. Thanks for stopping by~


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