Mini challenge # 328 : Ruins and other derelict buildings

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

We've had general architecture mini's but this time I want to get a bit more specific and focus on older structures which are falling apart
Both inside and outside is fine, as long as it is clear it needs a lot of work to restore it to its original condition

Here's a few examples from me, but I think theer are many more possibilities that fit the brief

1: The partly blown up redoubt of Schilde

2: Chartreuse (Liège)

3: Remains of a former priory in Grobbendonk

4: Deserted farmhouse

5: Shed

Looking forward to your contributions and making my (judging) life difficult
This mini will be open for ~3 weeks and close on friday december 10 at noon (NWE time)

And if you haven't participated before, please take a look at the un-official rules here: https://dgrin.com/discussion/248032/mini-challenge-un-official-rules#latest

Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug

Comments

  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 2,798 Major grins

    Love this topic and love old buildings - the more decrepit, the better!

    1) Pflug Mansion, Washington State. John Pflug began building in 1908 himself - hauling all materials from 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.

    2) Madera County, Ca - on its last legs, but apparently still being used.

    3) "Adobe Doors" - Hornitos, Ca. What's left of an Adobe building from the gold rush era. Lots of work to put this back together - and one would have to find another home for the herd!

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Thanks Jo, three excellent entries!

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Registered Users Posts: 1,829 Major grins
    edited November 20, 2021
    1. Manager's house on the Dismal Swamp Canal

    2. Covered Bridge

    3. I was thinking of this photo, but it was taken in 1996 in Barbados when I was just using a small point and shoot film camera, so it isn't a very good photo (IMHO) - It was of Farley Hill. The house was restored in 1957 and used in the film "Island in the Sun" (Harry Belafonte and Joan Fontaine) and then was destroyed by fire in 1965, Same photo - two different edits

    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 6 Big grins
    edited November 21, 2021
    photo is now embedded below. Thanks to the admins.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKSuper Moderators Posts: 8,519 moderator
    edited November 20, 2021

    Great theme Pieter! Here are my 3, although I do not have many.

    1 Independence Mine in Hatcher's Pass Alaska

    2 Idaho Dilapidated Farm house, This picture was taken back in 2005 when I got my very first digital camera. It was a Kodak point and shoot, about 5mp. Thus why not so clear as we are use too. I might change this out if I have time. Out celebrating this weekend with my hubby for our 38 anniversary.

    3 Homestead house abandoned, Eagle River Alaska

  • LexingtonAlarmLexingtonAlarm Toby Sackton Photography Lexington, MA 02421Registered Users Posts: 6 Big grins
    edited November 21, 2021

    This is my first Dgrin Challenge, as I recently began transferring photos to smugmug. The photo is an abandoned cabin of some homesteaders who came to this area of New Hampshire in the 1960's. They only lasted about 10 years, and the cabin has been slowly deteriorating. This photo was taken in 2002. Since then the cabin has completely collapsed. My goal was to show the woods reclaiming their space as the building weathered away.

    This second photo is an old mine shaft on the Southwest Coast Path in Cornwall, UK. I had my 400 mm telephoto lens on my regular camera for birding, so this was shot with an iphone camera.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 7,376 Major grins

    Thanks for entering GrandmaR, JAG and LexingtonAlarm, all very worthy entries. You're making my judging life difficult which is a good thing B)

    @LexingtonAlarm : You're allowed up to three entries, so you can enter two more if you want.

    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • DavidRGillespieDavidRGillespie Chilliwack, British Columbia, CanadaRegistered Users Posts: 776 Many Grins

    Great mini Pieter! Here are three from my files

    1. Abandoned farmhouse, British Columbia, near Lumby.

    1. abandoned resort, at San Rafael Glacier, Patagonia, Chile

    1. Abandoned sawmill, near Comox, British Columbia

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