The view from my perch on the mountain

Back in the day

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Today’s gorgeous weather had me out wandering the back roads, camera in my lap as I drove. While Autumn colors are beginning to show here and there, the color wasn’t all that drew my attention.

IMG_8441  Abandoned buildings id varying states of decay dot the rural landscape. I always feel that these sad old structures are better captured in black and white.

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Some of the old buildings are still put to use, such as the old barn above that serves as improvised cover for a flock of sheep.

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Others, like the shed above, are simple testament to the workmanship of the carpenters who put them up as they continue to endure Nature’s ravages. This shed is missing it’s windows, doors and most of one wall but has yet to begin to lean towards it’s weak side.

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Many farms have modern homes on the same property as what must have surely been the original homestead. While there’s no way of knowing how long this house has been abandoned, electrical service lines and a modern looking electric meter are are evidence of fairly recent habitation.

For a different perspective on this afternoon’s trip visit my other blog page, Virginia Through My Lens.

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3 responses

  1. love the first pic especially Chip it is so vibrant!

    October 7, 2010 at 5:04 PM

  2. Beautiful . Love the farms and love the road with the leaves.
    Very Nice.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:21 AM

  3. Thank you for sharing this valuable

    October 8, 2010 at 5:58 AM

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