A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Abandoned 20

The gas grill offered a sad touch to this already somber scene.  It’s like the inhabitants had been whisked away by aliens, leaving useful items to languish and decay.

I wanted to take a peek inside, but I was unable to make my way through a brier thicket that has taken over the former front yard.  That’ll teach me to wear shorts on these photo outings.

Location:  Mount Hope Road, Roane County, WV

Mount Hope Road, Roane County, WV

Tech stuff:  Olympuse E-510, Zuiko 14-42 @ 21 mm (42 mm Equiv.), 1/3 sec, ISO 200, Photomatix blend of two photos to darken the sky a smidge

3 responses

  1. Thanks HoaiPhai. Definitely doesn’t have the “shock value” of yesterday’s post. Looking at Google Earth I noted several other homes in the woods that I failed to spot during my visit to this location, so I am probably destined to return for more. It would seem that curiosity trumps repulsion.

    August 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    • You use Google Earth, too? Using it I found a great offshoot to a small river that has hundreds of turtles. I’ve got to go back, this time when the forecast doesn’t include rain.

      August 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  2. This is really interesting. It’s not nearly as traumatic as your post of yesterday. If I ignore the fallen deck (I guess it is) it kind of reminds me of the country house my aunt and uncle used to have when I was a kid. I find the colours soothing.

    August 30, 2011 at 2:18 am

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