Someone worked very hard to build this, and this is all that's left.

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kamalyn on September 3, 2009

Great Shot to Finally C not1word!

not1word on September 3, 2009

Aw, shucks, thanks, kamaly. And it ain't even left the first row yet, too. I have high hopes for it. It'll grow nice and big, and I'll send it off into the world, and it'll do great things, and send me letters and post cards from far away places. Then one day, it'll send me a note that it needs money for bail, and that'll be that.

Conrad Nay on September 7, 2009

This is a great shot not1word; very evocative of an earlier time.

However, after reading the Wikipedia info on Newhouse, it would appear that this building probably sat out in the heat and cold of the elements for about 100 years, so I'm not surprised that it has deteriorated to the state it is in.

not1word on September 7, 2009

Thanks, Conrad. I do suppose that the arid Utah rural areas can be pretty hard on things, but I'm thinking that some of these boomtowns sprang up so fast that they didn't take the proper amount of time and care building them. Just a guess. I appreciate you stopping by.

Conrad Nay on September 7, 2009

Anytime not1word; always enjoy your images and insightful comments.

You may be right about the original workmanship, although if my house was left vacant for 100 years I doubt that there would be much left of it either.

Norrel on September 7, 2009

My house is only 70 years old, and the contractors are already flocking around it, hoping that I'll ask them to save it from deterioration.

Mahdi Kalhor on September 7, 2009

Good work.

Well done.

Kind regards to you,


not1word on September 7, 2009

If nothing else, Conrad, it would need a good dusting when you got back.

lol, Norrel. Yes, they can be rather vulture-like in their appetites.

Thank you, Mahdi.

Artem* on September 8, 2009

I like it.

not1word on September 8, 2009

Hello, Artem. Thanks!

*goran on September 13, 2009

Sad but true! Excellent!

not1word on September 13, 2009

Thank you very much, Burazor Goran.

Marilyn Whiteley on September 19, 2009

At least your well-composed shot (with such good light!) preserves the memory of this very well indeed. Excellent photo.


not1word on September 20, 2009

That is very kind of you to say, Marilyn. It was an interestingly spread out little "city", and this one stuck up pretty obviously.

Sue Allen on December 30, 2009

I like the shot itself, but I paricularly like the thought-provoking title. It would have been a real struggle for someone, then the pride, then the history and then the decay. All in the fragile passing of our human existence. So much more than just a ruin. Thanks, not1word. I must go and save my own home from decay. It's been nice seeing you,

bye bye,


not1word on January 1, 2010

Hello, Sue. It's good to see you roaming around again. You're going back a bit, too. I was struck by the same thoughts you expressed there. Not only this building in particular, but the whole town is gone. Such is our lot. Save the house!

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  • Uploaded on August 16, 2009
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    by not1word
    • Taken on 2009/08/15 19:27:56
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 2.33 EV
    • No flash