I don't know anything about this house, except that it was there, it looked abandoned, and it probably burned down. Which made me a little sad. Someone obviously cared enough to spend hours creating the designs on the walls.
While I was taking my pictures, various stories about the people who might have lived there went spinning through my head. A man lovingly creating a house to bring his bride home, only to burn it down when she spurns his advances; an old couple living out their days, until one night their home burned down with them asleep inside.
I have a vivid imagination, but it's rare that an abandoned building is unusual enough to trigger such ruminations. Plus, I got that "if I turn around really fast there will be a ghost standing behind me" vibe during my fifteen minutes looking about. Many abandoned places seem alive with stories, just waiting to be told.
|This shot made me think of a fort in the Old West.|
|Maybe this small window was stained glass?|
|I think these are cedar logs, along with limestone rocks, but I'm certainly not an expert.|
|I just thought that this looked cool.|
It's a shame that such a meticulously crafted home should be left empty and abandoned. I made sure to say "Thank you" to the air around the house before I walked back to the car.
Are there places in your world that seem alive with stories?