Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Day 356-An Abandoned House



We were running in a fairly rural area two Sundays ago when I spotted this abandoned house sitting alone on the side of a hill. The sun was in my eye but I could see even then that it was an unusual house. 


It didn't take much to convince everyone that we had to battle the cutting weeds and the steep uphill so we all could take a closer look. What we saw was as intriguing as it was bizarre.


The wooden verandah was engulfed in overgrown creepers that looked like they could eat anyone who dared come close. The ornate railings that were carved in wood and flimsily built were rotting away. It felt like Nature was reclaiming the abandoned. 


Much of the decorative spindles and carved posts together with the  scrollwork of the corner trims were already badly weathered although we could still see the paints that were applied through the dust and dirt. We were amazed that this house that looked more like a shed, was still standing.


Not only that, the carved work remained fairly intact. It was easy to tell that it had a colourful past. 

As we came totally unprepared, we couldn't get past the menacing weeds and so decided to head off after taking a few pictures.

We left with more questions than we had before we saw the house up close. 

Who built it? What kind of a person was he or she? What was it for? Why was it abandoned? What of its future?


As the others ran off, I turned back for a last look at the house that would haunt me in the weeks to come. I knew then that I had to go back. 

26 comments:

Virginia Isabel CoMa said...

como siempre me encanta tu forma de trabajar. y como lo cuentas... esas cosas que encuentras asi son las mejores. a mi me pasaba con una casa de aqui que despues de años la han arreglado. pero ya no es lo mismo.
besujis!!!

The Old Maid said...

I have a thought in my head...... Can't wait for more!!!!
The photos are stunning! I LOOOOOOVE the ornate railings, decorative spindles and carved posts.
Super curious what's next!:)

Hugs and kisses!

Sans! said...

Hold that thought, Ewalina. You are probably right ;)

Kim said...

I cannot blame you for I also want to explore the abandoned houses I see and dream of who might have laughed, loved and cried there. I cannot wait to hear more about this house!

Sans! said...

Virginia, gracias. Estoy tan feliz de verte aquí para compartir mis experiencias. ¿No es el mundo maravilloso blog de ​​esa manera?

Sans! said...

Heyyyy Kim ! Feel a giant hug coming your way? Looks like you are back in blogland and I am super happy to see you here :).

I didn't know you used to be a floral designer! WOW! I have only 1 way of arranging flowers : everything in the pot. :).

We should be going back to that old house soon. ;)

Fabiola said...

It's so real.... I'm curious to see more.
Bye Faby

Sumaiya Mehreen said...

Beautiful! My 4 dolls want to stay here ...

rosanna said...

I guess that Ewa and I share the same idea ;o)
Want to see more of it :o))
Tight hugs, Ro

Eliana said...

The abandoned house is the embodiment of a fairytale. It's lovely. Seriously, I need to know more about it. ;)
kisses

Ara said...

Yes! Go back go back!!! I want to see more. Just lovely! hugs, Ara

malu2 said...

Que relato,que intriga ya tienes que contarnos la historía hasta el final!!
Te queda geníal el envejecido!!!
Besos de las Malu´s.

Drora's minimundo said...

Intrigueing. I love your photos and curious about your further explorations.
P.S. I know exactly which your favorite painting is.
Hugs, Drora

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Hello Dearest,
Amazing and gorgeous and wanting MORE !!! i would like to be a tiny me inside your head...LOL. The ideas I could gather.
Thank you for stopping by.You always make my day.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Mona said...

Fantastic pictures!!! Fantastic carving!
Mona

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

More please! Is this new??? Awesome photos and I Need to see more :)

Hugs,
Victoria

BiWuBär said...

When you go back - you will because you have no other choice - I'll be on your sight, at least in thoughts, curious and wondering about the tales the Abandoned House might have to tell... Fantastic pictures and a text that is like poetry...

Greetings
Birgit

Norma said...

Totally awesome Sans, your imagination knows no bounds! And there's that lovely turquoise again...

Rosamargarita said...

Es una "casa abandonada" muy hermosa, tiene un sabor muy particular, me pregunto cosas sobre quiénes vivieron en ella? que hay dentro?
Besos

Daydreamer said...

AAAAHHH...Beautiful, Beautiful... Mysteriously.... Passionately Beautiful!!! What is this Feeling we have for the Forlorn and Forgotten Dwellings? The Places once so full of Life... now Ensnared, Overtaken... reclaimed by that most Potent Life Force... Mother Nature Herself...?
You have Ensnared us Again....!!!
I LOVE what you are making...!!!

Susanne said...

Sans, I love the colors, your settings and your settings as always ;-)
Susanne

Alexandra said...

Mysteriously and forgotten.
It is wonderfully beautiful and deserted and so romantic.
I wonder who was sitting on the Veranda once, maybe with her beloved one in bygone time.

Let us know how the story will go.

The Veranda looks so beautiful made.

Kind regards, Alexandra.

Ascension said...

Estoy segura que en nuevas entradas veremos el secreto de esa casa, aunque ese envejecido me es muy familiar.........porque sera? jeje
besitos ascension

Lucy Coles said...

Your images are lovely. Oh and the little ghost bellow is enchanting, he looks like such a sweet boy.

Sans! said...

Jejejeje Ascensión, eres demasiado inteligente :) O yo no soy lo suficientemente bueno :)

abrazossssssssss

Sans! said...

Heyyyyy Sumaiya! It's been a while and nope, no way jose, your dolls don't want to stay there :)

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