Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Abandoned and Desolate

These structures were all on the same property - complete abandonment I would say!  Although, I am not sure you can call this first one a "structure" any longer!  My guess is that the rest of them won't be far behind.  I always wonder what happens - why does someone abandon a piece of property?  How sad to think they have no one to leave it to...or that no one wants it!




Linking these sad things to Tricia's Barn Charm.

19 comments:

thesedaysofmine.com said...

Aw...they are sad, aren't they?

Beth said...

i know it is ugly in person but so great for photos. ha. ha!! (:

onespoiledcat said...

If these old abandoned structures could talk imagine what tales they could tell! Ghosts of the past.

Pam and Sam

Nancy Claeys said...

Around here, it's usually a matter of the land being sold for farming, ranching...

Great captures of some sad-looking barns, Linda. :)

heyBJK said...

You have to wonder just how old they are. The last one is a really great old barn! Love the rust and wood. Just a matter of time for that one, I suppose.

Jan n Jer said...

Yep...it does make you wonder whats behind the scene!

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

The last barn has a ton of charm! I would hate to see it go.

La Principessa Errante said...

It is terribly sad - there is a story there. That last one is just charming.

TexWisGirl said...

I do like that last one. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The last one is really charming. I hate seeing the old barns tumbling down. I wish someone would at least reclaim the wood.

Marie said...

I am like you, I don't understand why such places become abandoned. Do the owners die and their children have no interest in keeping the place up? It seems like the most reasonable scenario, and yet it happens SO MUCH! It's just so sad.

Tricia Barn Charm Extraordinaire said...

I bet the history & stories would be interesting to know! Such a shame they've been completely abandoned

Thanks for joining, Linda =)

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

that last rustic old barn has lots of charm! It's sad to see them falling down. I guess it's just too expensive to fix them up.

Carletta said...

I love the survivor!
I couldn't for the life of me own this and let it fall down and just lay there. You could probably sell the old barn wood.
I think Marie is on to something in her comment. I think a lot has to do with inheritence.

EG CameraGirl said...

I doubt that the land is ever truly abandoned...but many barns sure are left to crumble.

Red said...

For some it's just the building that is not looked after. They get to a point where one doesn't know what to do to scrap it. Here they tend to burn places like that .

Rita said...

I have wondered the same thing on many occasions.

I did learn that one property here was left sitting for decades because the person died suddenly without a will and the children spent so many years fighting over the place that they too began to die off. Also, without a will.

My father in law put a survivorship deed on his house, naming three people to inherit but only the last surviver could sell the property. By the time the last one inherited he was considered by the courts to be unfit to enter into a contract due to dementia. So the family quit paying the taxes and left the old house to sit and rot until the city could claim it for unpaid taxes. That took five years in this case.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh la! there's definitely no going back for the first one Linda, it's sad to see but as someone said it's probably a case of the land being used for a different purpose.

Faye said...

That first pic looks like it may have been hit by the wind. Bottom two still have some life in them--do you think an old corn crib?