I've visited this old abandoned house before on my blog. It's haunting. The windows gape openly or are boarded up. The wood siding is peeling away and faded to interesting variations of the color it once was.
They say that for people, the eyes are the windows to the soul. So if the windows on a house are its eyes, what do they say about the soul of this house? That once it used to be loved? That once a child might have played and slept in the room with the peeling ceiling? That it heard laughter reverberate from its walls?
Or was it always just an empty shell?
Photos taken at Long Pond Ironworks, West Milford, New Jersey
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Posted by Lynne on 03/20/2013 at 06:31 AM
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A beautiful old house and it makes me sad when no one takes care of it any more. It does make you curious as to who used to live there and what kind of life once happened there, doesn’t it?
Posted by Tracey of HaikuYouDo
on March 20 2013 at 07:48 AM
Beautiful! This made my heart go pitty pat.
Posted by Jori
on March 20 2013 at 08:02 AM
Those are really beautiful shots - it’s sad that it’s been abandoned. I guess I can’t think of it as an empty shell, but as a place where people once lived life.
Posted by Karen
on March 20 2013 at 10:36 AM
Tracey, I know, it *is* sad. One can imagine all kinds of things about it.
Jori, thank you! And thanks for stopping by.
Karen, thank you. I too would like to think it was once a place that was cherished.
Posted by Lynne
on March 20 2013 at 11:15 AM
More lovely photos from Long Pond Ironworks! I just love the colors of the weathered wood.
I,too, find abandoned houses very sad and often feel sorry for them. (I’m weird, I know!)
Love how you framed the first shot!
What a lovely patina on the weathered wood.
It’s a chiche but ‘if these old walls could talk’ I’m sure they would tell about the vibrant lives it once protected within its four walls.
Posted by Carletta
on March 20 2013 at 02:22 PM
Bigsis, Glad you liked the photos!
Carletta, thank you! Thanks for stopping by. I would love to hear what those old walls would say for sure!
Posted by Lynne
on March 20 2013 at 03:56 PM
Kind of sad but the colors are beautiful.
Posted by Gwen
on March 20 2013 at 09:30 PM
Beautiful colors in the wood.
Posted by Steve
on March 21 2013 at 12:52 AM
We have many old homes like that in our area. It is sad to see them neglected. I just know some of them were such grand homes in their day.
Posted by Anne Payne
on March 21 2013 at 05:47 AM
Yes, it has seen better days, but you have captured and preserved it…My Rurality: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/03/so-ready-for-spring.html
Posted by Laurie Kazmierczak
on March 21 2013 at 01:14 PM
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