Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Aged to Perfection




I love taking pictures of ruins and old abandoned buildings. This one is in Tyler State Park in Newtown. It's part of an old homestead that's now used seasonally as a hostel. I posted another picture of it on my Something Sighted blog. I took the top photo from inside of the building.


35 comments:

Ebie said...

Beautiful composition James, I love the first shot! There are more ruins I found along RTE 66.

Pat said...

What a cool looking building! I love the different textures of it, and the moss growing on the roof! I'm always on the lookout for old barns, too!

Thom said...

It's beautiful in color but I prefer the B&W :)

mbkatc230 said...

What a gorgeous old building! Thanks so much for stopping by and the good wishes. I've been a bit remiss in my blogging - just a bit busy :) But I got a really cool reflection shot at a parade last week that I can't wait to share. Kathy

Owen said...

Oh... I love it... this could very easily become one of my dream houses... And the youth hostel sign is a funny touch... not too many youths are going to want to hostel there...

Luis Gomez said...

James, lovely images. Great composition and color.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow, I love the color in these photos. I haven't seen the black and white yet...but, I am sure it is amazing as well. I am curious about the "Youth Hostel" sign...an added bonus for this scene. Beautiful, James!

Olivier said...

la première photo est magnifique, une superbe lumière et un beau cadre

Sunny said...

I'm with you James, I love old building/barns, etc.
These pictures are wonderful, I like how the window framed the first one.
Sunny :)

kaye said...

I agree--that is perfection. It has a hobbity feel to it don't you think?

Loree said...

So beautiful - all that lush green grass. I would love to roll about in it. All the grass here is about gone and we'll have to wait for late September to see it again.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The first shot must have been taken through the window of the old house. I love the framed effect.And the greens are glorious.

Joanne said...

Love the colour! You live in a super place, the country side seems wonderful:)

Bibi said...

I share your passion for old buildings. Look at that nice, fluffy grass, too!

Sammy Thorley said...

Hay I haven't looked at your blog for a long time I have been really busy I see how well you've come a long since I last looked I have always loved your work my Photography Alevel exams this Friday I've taken lots of photos & with blogger being a bit slow I just can't get them all up the other day I took lots of Fisheye shots do you take any fisheye shots I will put some of my photos up with in the next week so keep your eye out the internet a bit down today so I haven't had chance maybe tomorrow we'll see.

Yolanda said...

yeah! Nice find! Love the textures of the old house in ruins - the exposed stone and cracking plaster (plaster?) Nicely captured, and makes you think about the work and craftsmanship that went into this building such a long time ago.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful shots! My favourite is the last one, I just loved those stones.This place looks be beautiful, it's a pity that it's abandoned!
Léia

Rebecca said...

You've captured the character of the place. We often ride out bikes there as my in-laws live just outside of the park.

B SQUARED said...

Looks like it just needs some TLC. It is very photogenic.

VP said...

Who says that ruins can't be picturesque? This is gorgeous and even the kind of ruin looks natural and almost... respectful! Excellent images, wonderful colors.

Spiderdama said...

It`s so beautiful. Great place and color.

Lois said...

It's lovely James. The sign in the doorway adds the perfect touch!

Stickup Artist said...

I love the dreamlike quality of these shots with the soft mossy flower dotted foreground leading to this man-made structure feeling the effects of time. The colors and compositions are beautiful.

Clytie said...

I would love to explore there! That is such an interesting old building! Your photos are so perfect.

I'm with Lois - the sign in the doorway adds the final perfect touch!

cieldequimper said...

You're an explorer at heart! I would love this too, it's a fantastic place for photos.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Bellissima questa composizione di foto... il verde dell'erba sembra magico...
Mi piacciono molto ;-)

Cheryl said...

I would so love to visit this area. This building is so pretty and too bad it isn't being restored.

ρομπερτ said...

Looks like a promise to become true, allowing life to leave being youth.

Please have a wonderful Thursday.




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Pat Tillett said...

a little spooky to think they still use it as a hostel...
I'm not staying there!

Lucka said...

Great shot of this old house! I love it all including the frame.

ruma2008 said...

The Nature transcends time.

diane said...

It sure has character.

Jientje said...

Great minds think alike! LOL! I made the exact same photo from inside an old shed a couple of weeks ago!

Regina said...

Beautiful photos and truly a nice composition.

-K- said...

I'm sure at least one of the comments have already noted how great it is that "hostel" is what the sign says. Strange to think of that building being a low-riced way-station in the middle of what appears to be nowhere.