Dgrin Mini-Challenge #277 - Abandoned Architecture
I am guessing that this topic may be fruitful since many photogs love shooting buildings or structures that are in a state of disrepair. For purposes of the mini, any type of building is allowed; the structure doesn't have to be historical or very old, but must be abandoned and uninhabitable by humans or animals (in the case of barns). If the structure has an interesting history or story - that would be a plus!
A couple of examples:
The Pflug Mansion, off Highway 395, Wa. John Pflug began building a family home in 1908 himself - hauling all materials from a saw mill about 10 miles away with only a team and wagon. He never finished his dream house and it has been vacant since 1921.
Adobe Doors - what is left of an adobe building in Hornitos, California and loved by local goats. Hornitos is now qualified as a Ghost town, although there are a few people still in residence.
The Murphy House in Hornitos, California - a favorite of local photographers through the years. Each year the structure seemed to take on a new personality as it slowly crumbled. I love this structure so much that I have my photograph hanging with a charcoal drawing and a watercolor (by local Hornitos artists) of the house in different states of disrepair. The charcoal and watercolor represent the house much better
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