Saturday, February 7, 2009

Casual Repose

Abandoned building in casual repose.

Siding and paint applied with care.

Windows reflect within and without.

Roof and exterior former protectors.

Unintentional skylights shed light.

View from the building remains.


  1. Linda, you are a poet. Beautiful! Thankyou...

  2. Hi Becky, I came across these photos I took up in the mountains in the autumn. A photojournalist I was reading about inspired me to write about the photos here. At first I wrote long sentences, then I tried to pare the words down to the least amount needed. This is what I came up with. It was a fun writing exercise. Thanks.

  3. Thanks! I want to move in tomorrow!

  4. Linda . . .what beautiful photos! Sometimes when we drive up 75 into Tennessee and Kentucky I will see abandoned farmhouses in similar "glory" and want to pull over just to get a closer look. So far, my family vetos me . . . one day I will be driving it alone . . . thank you for this. Your comments with them were perfect . .

  5. that is a million dollar view, isn't it?

  6. Hi Meredith, this is a really great place we can drive to most times of the year called Blue Ridge Lookout at 5733 feet. The building was built in 1930 by the Forest Service, and there is also a 60 foot high fire lookout tower no longer used.

    Hi Nona, for years my husband and traveled in the deserts of California taking photos of old ghost towns, now we are glad we did since many have been pilfered or destroyed by time. Make a day of it and go out and take some photos, you will be so glad you did.

    Hi Gary, there is a 360 degree view from up there and it is a great feeling looking down on the valley floor below. In summer it is the only place which isn't hotter than hades.

  7. What an awesome old building...and your photos really capture the moment.

  8. how simple and beautiful!
    You asked about my bowl and the slip/glaze.
    White and blue slip applied iwth a brush then clear glaze applied on the entire bowl. It's on earthen red clay.... really easy to do! Peace--

  9. What a beautiful house and view! So peaceful.

    BTW I have made a comment on a post you made on the 3.november last year about your Buddha statues :)


  10. Hello Senshin, welcome to my blog. I am glad you like the peaceful views. Posting photos about places I have been brings a peacefulness to me from the memory of how I felt being there.

    Thank you so much for your comments about my Buddha statues and for your information; I feel much better knowing I do not show disrespect.

  11. Hi CJ, you might like to take a drive up there when the weather is warmer, it is really a neat place to go especially when it gets so hot in the summer.

    Hi Amy, thanks so much. I'm going back for a second look at your pots. My next post is about some slip experiments.


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