Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

From the four walls that currently surround you to the infinite potential of space, this week we’d like you to show us your take on room, rooms, or a room.

Neglect and decay are taking their toll, but hints of her former grandeur are still evident in the rooms of this abandoned Virginia plantation house: 20140411_102006     http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/room/

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Life in a 1915 farmhouse in Central Virginia. Blogging about whatever happens to catch my fancy - sometimes nonsense, occasionally not.
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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

  1. Phil Taylor says:

    I love pictures like this because of the potential implied. It could be remodeled to something beautiful or it could been the scene for something really creepy in a Stephen King book. At the moment in time this picture was taken the room is Schroedinger’s cat.

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  2. dorannrule says:

    Good one Barbara! How I love old crumbling abandoned grandeur and you have captured it all in this one beautiful shot.

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  3. nrhatch says:

    Aah . . . the stories that mantle could share.

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  4. How sad to see such a stately mansion in ruins. After clicking on the “abandoned” link… I’m surprised it has been left to go to decay.

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  5. sueslaght says:

    Oh imagine the happenings that once occurred in that room. Conjures up all kinds of family celebrations. I love the lighting in this shot .

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  6. Parnassus says:

    Hello Barbara, I too love the evocative look of abandoned buildings, but please be extra careful when you go in to take photos. For one example of a very dangerous old house, see my post:
    http://roadtoparnassus.blogspot.tw/2011/11/abandoned-house-adventure-in-fair-haven.html

    –Jim

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    • Hello Jim and many thanks for this cautionary tale. My curiosity overruled my common sense, but I did get some great interior shots.There is a most enticing grand staircase in the house which tempted me, but I could just envision the thing collapsing as almost happened to you. What a shame about these old houses!!! Thanks for the link to your Fair Haven post and some sound advice. I will be very careful in future. Barbara

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  7. Diane Ahlberg says:

    How cool to imagine the life that once filled those rooms, Christmas, births and birthdays. sickness and sorrow.
    And how hard it must have been just to simply walk away no matter what the circumstances. it is sad to leave this empty to decay

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  8. It really is sad to see decaying buildings like this that must have been lovely when they were new. I always think of the stories the walls could tell. I agree with Phil–could be sad, could be scary. Depends on the background music. 🙂

    janet

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  9. Sue Mayo says:

    Barb, is that the interior of the house that you came upon on your walk done the country lane with Roger and the boys?

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  10. Why?Matters! says:

    That is a nice shot i really like the bright on the left and how it flows over to the darker area.

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