7.28.2014

no tiara, just a cape


we walk and walk and walk. it doesn't matter where and it doesn't matter when, we just keep moving. i haven't photographed my favorite house yet here in our tiny temporary town, afraid that i could possibly disturb the owner, but it's the only house that really calls out to me. granted the "calling" is technically the sound coming from the numerous pigeons who inhabit the opened and rotted out soffits of the once spectacular home, but still…it speaks to me.


the building behind us that i tried to photograph earlier this summer, continues to flirt with me every morning while i brush my teeth. the gnats are gone now and after a few more come hither winks i decided it  was time to get a bit more personal with the slightly creepy empty shell that dares me to visit. 

even though you can see this building from every window in the back of our apartment, i still took my cell phone with me…for protection. the man who loves me to pieces raised an eyebrow when i left, so i didn't explore for very long...alone. i came back after a few shots with my lensbaby, unable to figure out an aperture i was happy with but loving shooting on manual, took off my barely used bad-ass cape {carefully draping it over a dining room chair for future use} switched lenses and said, "come with."

together we explored "mr. slightly creepy" and then in the abandoned limestone rock quarry behind it, we found an old wooden boat, a tiny rusted but operable door built into the side of the quarry labeled explosives {which is kind of scary} and lots of beautiful old limestone rock, rough and cut. you're probably surprised by how much fun we are, huh? snort.


"the storm"


"sometimes we stare back at you"


"if you follow me up, you have to stay forever"

14 comments:

  1. be still my heart. I love these abandoned spaces and places...the chippy peely rusty crusty feelings....walls, buildings and rooms with a soul...stories to tell....."if you follow me up, you have to stay forever"

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  2. Love the stories you found, brave ones.

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  3. oooh, surely there's more???..... love these images!

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  4. Love old buildings too. Your photos are wonderful and yes! more please.

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  5. Oh, I love that last line, Beth. Very cool post ~

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  6. I also love old, abandoned buildings. So many people seem to, I wonder what it the special attraction?

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  7. So glad he went with you. Wonderful parallels in that last photo.

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  8. Marvelous images and I enjoyed your words with them. Slightly creepy place, but in a good way. :)

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  9. Definitely my kind of exploring and images. I really love the window.
    Fantastic mood.

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  10. You have some wonderfully evocative photography here -- the dark clouds against that skyline of buildings was certainly ominous. You know, I can never see old buildings now without thinking of you!

    Catching up on reading after a tight schedule including travel time that took me away from the computer. It's good to "see" you again!

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  11. Ooooo yeah... that window shot has me captivated.

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  12. I enjoy so much reading about your adventures in the Building Behind. Beautiful photography, Beth.

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  13. Dare I say- its almost "creepy." Like in a haunted house cool and still scary kind of way. You really make it intriguing and like I want to see more, but maybe between my fingers planted firmly over my eyes, just in case.

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  14. OMG....that window shot... Love this post...xo

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