When The Houses Come Tumbling Down

Falling in

Tumbling down

Falling In

Where have the people and their stories gone.

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31 thoughts on “When The Houses Come Tumbling Down

  1. Ahhh if only the ruins could talk, Colleen… ❤
    Diana xo

  2. Wow, another great shot Colleen! It’s kind of spooky too. Yes, wonder what went on since that house was standing upright.

  3. Always a pity when this happens. If only the house could talk. 😮

  4. What a beautiful picture for it being a house that is falling down. I personally would love to hear the stories this house has.

  5. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I always think that. What would the original owners think today? The builders? What was the last straw before it was abandoned entirely?

  6. It does make you wonder, that photo, about the people and their stories.

    • I see remnants of houses, or shuttered houses….and always wonder. I have another post tomorrow. Pictures from the same bike trip. Different remnants…different questions….

  7. dogear6 says:

    I totally agree with your sentiments. When we moved in, there was a house outside of our subdivision that was in poor shape. It had a huge garden that was also neglected. It was all eventually bulldozed to widen the street, but I still wonder who lived there and does anyone miss that house (it was cute at one time) and garden?

    Nancy

  8. Robin says:

    Great image, and wonderful pondering. I think the walls are still holding the stories, and when the walls come down, the stories will become part of the earth.

  9. tric says:

    There are so many deserted old houses here in Ireland. What fascinates me is their size. They are tiny compared to modern houses, but regularly were homes to up to 17 children and animals.

    • Oh Tric…..you know…..you absolutely know that the houses in YOUR world are the houses that call to me the most. I can’t stop my imagination from taking off. I can sit among those walls, and ruins for days and absorb their stories. I know they are not all ‘pleasant’…..but I let my self believe many of them are.

  10. markbialczak says:

    Escaped to bigger and better dreams, I hope, MBC.

  11. Reblogged this on Sarah's Attic Of Treasures and Our Neck Of The Woods and commented:
    I always wonder about the families that lived in these old houses. Their stories. I wonder what the house looked like new. I wonder…….

  12. reocochran says:

    I do start my own stories when I roam around remains of homes. I wonder quite a lot about the people and their lives, Colleen. I have a broken cup and an old pop bottle which still has dirt from being buried near a house…. I am a real ‘snoop’ or detective and the spoon I found gets taken out and placed carefully since it is silver.

  13. What a fabulous photo. It’s very cool to stare at…but when I begin to ask your questions it takes on a sadder concern! There’s undoubtedly a story, you’re right!

  14. In years gone by, when I’d see an old house, particularly an empty farm house, I’d wonder what happened to the people who once lived there. I’ve not spent much time in rural America lately but I know there are more empty houses than ever. The stories often aren’t happy and that makes me sad.

    • That’s what I wonder about Sheri. The story that had someone(s) leaving it behind. Did they just all move on? Or did they live out their lives and there was no one else? So many possibilities. And each are full of stories.

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