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MaryAlice on December 10, 2012

Thank you, Milan! Sending cheerful greetings to Slovakia from the USA,

Mary Alice

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on December 16, 2012

Interesante sitio, me gusta!! like 36 + + favorite 31

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on December 16, 2012
  • I add you to my list of favorites photographers
MaryAlice on December 18, 2012

Greetings, Galloelprimo, and thank you so much for your kind words and enthusiasm. I am delighted that you have enjoyed my photos, and appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment here.

All the best to you from the USA,

Mary Alice

Ila O. on March 24, 2013

Just accidentially I came by this absolutely stunning photo. You (well, I at least) wouldn't think that there are sights like this in that area of your country! Well seen! L and greetings from Germany, Ila

MaryAlice on March 25, 2013

Ila, Hello there, and thank you for visiting. Indeed, you are right ..... this castle definitely stands out as far as things like this go. It's not a normal sighting at all, and draws attention like you wouldn't believe. Over the years it had fallen in a little more and more, but is somehow still standing. I'm so glad you enjoyed this shot, and thank you again for stopping by my gallery.

Sending cheerful greetings from the USA to far away Germany,

Mary Alice

anthony35 on July 7, 2013

I grew up a few miles down the road from that castle. When I would pass by it I never took my eyes off of it. Wish I knew some history about it because its definitely out of place there has to be interesting story behind it. Thanks for posting the pic.

MaryAlice on July 12, 2013

Stuff, There are a lot of abandoned houses all over the USA, not just in our state. I happen to photograph a lot of them in my area, simply because I enjoy them so much. :)

Anthony, Did you grow up in Yatesville then? I actually live less than a mile from this wonderful old relic. I still enjoy riding by it on a daily basis. It's in terrible shape in the inside, and every year the outside declines a little more as well. The last time I went inside, there was a continuous stream of water somehow running down the wall in the bathroom downstairs. Most everything had been torn down inside, and it was a total mess. It's been years since I went in side though, so now I can't even imagine what it looks like in there. It's such a shame to see such beauty go to waste. They had big plans for it once upon a time, but apparently it all fell through, and now it sits all alone out there in that lonely field with only the cows to keep it company. Thanks for visiting, Mary Alice

anthony35 on August 26, 2013

Mary, I actually grew up in Culloden. But am very familiar with Yatesville. We frequented Mullins Grocery store and the video store that was once across the road from Mullins. We also trick or treated there as kids and went to the Chitlin hoedown for years.

MaryAlice on October 4, 2013

Anthony, I'm sorry to be just now getting back to you MONTHS later. I took a small leave from Panoramio. :) How wonderful that you grew up in Culloden. What a charming little place it is as well. Mullins Grocery is still up and running despite The General Dollar moving in just down the street. Mullins will always be our favorite no matter what. We no longer have a video store across the street, but I do remember when it was here. It's a shame that it went out of business. It's a pleasure talking with you, and I hope this evening finds you well.

Best wishes to you from the teeny tiny town of Yatesville,

Mary Alice

Sebastian Hoeher on December 15, 2013

Beautiful photo LF :-)

MaryAlice on December 18, 2013

Well, thank you very much, Kaptn Iso! I am delighted to have you visit, and so happy that you enjoyed this wonderful old relic. Thank you again for your compliments. All the best from the USA,

Mary Alice

gordo1958 on April 18, 2014

There something grand over an old mansion succumbing to nature. LIKE 44. If only this building could tell a story, Mary Alice. Happy Easter.

Best regards from Paul. :-)))

MaryAlice on April 30, 2014

Greetings, Paul, and thank you for your kind Easter wishes, and enjoying this wonderful old home. It has seen it's better day, yet somehow continues to shine. Again, I'm so glad you enjoyed the view.

Very best wishes from Georgia,

Mary Alice

joefrompa on December 2, 2014

Very cool photo!! Old abondoned homes are very intriguing. I stop and wonder who lived there and what they were like? What was Christmas (or other holidays) like in that home and what "ups and downs" did the walls of that home "see" when it was filled with people? If walls could talk!

Makes you want to rennovate it!

wlove1 on January 7, 2015

Is it still standing? Did you have to get permission to go onto the property?

ghost who bush walks on March 19, 2015

Now there would be some stories in this ruins

Davy Gibbs on May 1, 2015

This is an absolutely stunning photograph. I was in Yatesville recently on a forestry job. I worked on Saturday and roamed around taking pictures Sunday afternoon. I got close to this house and got some interesting images of it, I think, but sadly the past 5-7 years have not been kind. The entire front of the house has collapsed. You really captured the grandeur of it, here. It's wonderful to see something closer to the glory it once was. If you're interested, I'm guest-hosting the @classicgeorgia Instagram account this weekend, and I'm using the opportunity to post my Upson County photos. I'm also posting some of them on my own account: @davygibbs. I haven't posted any images of this house--yet--but I think you'll recognize the others.

MaryAlice on May 14, 2015

Davy Gibbs, Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to this exquisite "Castle" and I'm more than eager to see the shots you've posted from around my area. I came over and enjoyed your collection of photos here on Panoramio, but didn't find any from Upson County. Unfortunately I am not on Instagram, so I am not able to view them there either. Please let me know when you've added some to your account here. Thank you also for your kind words. This place is less than a mile from where I live, so I pass it every day. I, too, have sadly noticed it's decline, and hoped someone would take an interest in restoring it, but, as you can tell, quite the opposite has occurred. Best regards to you, and happy shooting. Mary Alice

Davy Gibbs on May 18, 2015

Hi again, MaryAlice. I just thought I'd let you know that I posted my Upson County photographs to Panoramio today. :)

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  • Uploaded on January 4, 2008
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    by MaryAlice
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
    • Taken on 2006/03/05 05:44:29
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 70.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash