Thursday, June 29, 2006

Abandoned House

One of the more interesting adventures Scott and I had, while on our trip to Pennsylvania, was to explore an old abandoned house. It's just down the street from an old barn that's been converted to an antique store. We got the scoop on the house from the antique store owners.

The owner of the abandoned house has another house in a town about 45 minutes away. When his wife died, he stopped taking care of the now-abandoned house. Over time, people have pillaged the house and stolen things. It's just slowly falling apart. Oddly, the owner still comes on many weekends and stays on the first floor of the barn behind the house.

We checked the barn first to see if he was there and to get permission, but nobody was home. So we decided to explore anyway. The house is trashed, like someone was in the middle of packing to move out, and then just stopped. There are partial boxes of clothing, shoes, book, etc. Some rooms have furniture and some do not. There were wasps and bees that have moved in and mostly taken over. The thing that interested me most was the layers of wallpaper peeling off, creating the most amazing visual textures.


Anonymous Michelle said...

Ooohh...looks fun but must have been odd to be in the presence of boxes half something out of Stargate or some other sci-fi show. Cool pics!

11:50 AM  
Blogger Left-handed Trees... said...

This is so beautiful, visually...but oh so sad! I don't know about you, but hearing about characters like these makes me want to run screaming to my notebook and write out fictionalized versions of these lives.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Peachy Kiki said...

What a neat experience- that old house is incredible!
btw, I love your stamps! Your website is great, I still am working on mine. Here's to our stamping ventures!

6:42 AM  

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