Abandoned behind the Goldenrod

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Comments (12)

Bruce MacIver on September 6, 2009

Great pair of old Americana -- nicely done.

Greetings from California, Bruce

Pom' Angers on September 7, 2009

a place for Stephen King to find inspiration, if he ever lacks any...

Happy Snapper on September 7, 2009

il puff and il puff

Pennington Geis on September 8, 2009

. . . in the eye of the beholder . . . Americana, fantasy horror, or nursery tales?

Love your combined comments! Thanks, Bruce, Pop', Happy . . .

Ilda Casati on September 14, 2009

If nobody wants this house, I arrive. I am not afraid and I love nature Pennington. Ilda

Pennington Geis on September 14, 2009

You are in luck, Ilda! This is at the edge of an abandoned Christmas tree farm -- which is for sale. Or at least was when I took this photo. You can see the cleared and farmed rectangle of land clearly in the map view. The previous photo of the old barn is on the same property. It would be a great place for enjoying nature -- you can see in the map that it is against a small mountain, surrounded by woods, edged by a brook, and not too far off to the left in the map you can see a small lake.

girolamo fedele on September 16, 2009

Nice and sad photo a lot of memories has must be left behind in this sad little house, best regards from Sydney, cheers Girolamo...

Pennington Geis on September 19, 2009

I agree wholeheartedly, Girolamo! It makes me think of the old song, Leaving the Land.

It's time to go, Jenny

No need to close the door

What if the dust gets in the house

It doesn't matter any more

You and the dust have been at war for far too many years

Now the war is over Jenny dear.


Leaving the land, Leaving the land

Leaving all I've ever been and everything I am

Leaving the land.

Remember when I brought you here

Those long bright years ago

For all that time you've been my heart

And this land has been my soul

The long bright days are over now but still the heart beats on

But Jenny dear the soul is gone.


It's time to go, Jenny

Drive quickly down the track

We'll never see what lies ahead if we keep on looking back

Behind is just an empty house

Old memories and ghosts

And our small dream gathering dust.


Pennington Geis on September 19, 2009

If you really want to shed a tear and put yourself into a melancholy, wistful, mood, listen to Jean Redpath singing it!

Kyle Wolff on September 30, 2009

Very nice shot and composition of this old building.

Nice title also!



逃离城市 on November 7, 2009

I think, when things abandoned join natural, maybe, it becomes a kind of beauty.

I love this picture. :))

Greetings, Flees

Pennington Geis on November 7, 2009

Hi Kyle -- thank you for all the nice compliments! Flees - gosh, even your comments are poetic! thank you.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 6, 2009
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    by Pennington Geis
    • Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    • Taken on 2009/09/04 16:43:26
    • Exposure: 0.200s (1/5)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash