Sunday, June 28, 2009

Beauty vs Decay

The interesting color of the trim and the red bricks got my attention first then the beautiful wild daisies took over. This is an early 1950's era school that has been closed. It's right behind my house and is in the process of being reclaimed by nature.

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21 comments:

Nukke said...

So beautiful. It's a shame there isn't any activity for children. Big house just empty.

Ebie said...

Great angle shot. The three-color (brown, yellow and blue) combination is in harmony!

Vicky said...

you have captured the beauty of nature.

Tanvi said...

Nicely captured and i must say...Good utilisation of space for nature.

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Sally in WA said...

Such a shame to see some of these buildings sit empty. Nice colors in the photo, the red, blue and yellow. Hmmm..primary colors!

Carletta said...

As a past teacher it is sad to see the school sitting empty. It has so much more character than today's buildings.
The color would have drawn me right in for sure. At first I wasn't sure about the yellow in contrast but the more I look at it the more I really like it.
Hmmm....I wonder if those old doors led to a fallout shelter?
Nice shots!

Vogon Poet said...

A pity, the school wasn't bad at all, but nature is reclaiming it so gently and in such a colorful manner...

Thom said...

Great capture...sad to see that school the way it is however.

VioletSky said...

Nature is doing a wonderful in the schoolyard.

Greyscale Territory said...

Nature seems to have her own plans for beautifying this old school! And she seems to be doing a wonderful job! Great photos!

Lois said...

Beautiful but sad!

shopannies said...

I love the yellow against the brick but wish the building was being used for good

Jacob said...

One would think the powers that be could find some use for this building...

But it will crumble into dust ere long...fortunately, for now, nature which is slowly but surely turning it to dust, is a beautiful yellow!

Nice series. Good photos!

Nickie Goomba said...

I only have to briefly focus on these lovely photos for my hay fever to kick into overdrive.

Cezar and Léia said...

So sad to know this school is closed!Anyway fabulous flowers and perfect pictures James!
Have a nice week!
God bless you
Léia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Field of daisies
creeping up to schoolhouse door,
soon you’ll take over.

Martha in PA said...

Great captures!
Mellow Yellow Monday

Carol said...

Nature takes over with beautiful color...thanks for the ID last week...

storyteller said...

Lovely yellow daisies by this old brick school house. Such a pity to see it closed.
Hugs and blessings,

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. There is a vacant school in Hatfield. I love driving by and imagining its future.

Hood Photo Blog said...

What a very cool submission, James! I love it!