My fascination with abandoned structures continues.
A repetitive theme with these old structures is that everday-life objects have been left behind, which I find to be odd and somewhat unnerving. This house still had curtains in the windows, adding an eerie splash of cheer to a scene that was otherwise one of utter neglect and decay. Rotting lounge chairs were stacked on the remnants of the back porch, as if many years ago a planned picnic had been suddenly aborted.
And so it goes with these places. It’s easy enough to imagine a set of circumstances under which a home could be abandoned, but much harder to visualize a scenario where the appurtenances of day-to-day life are left behind to witness its demise.
The image that follows was made this morning along Robinson Run Road in Roane County, West Virginia. A black and white conversion gave it the feel I was looking for.