Abandoned

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When you drive through the Maine countryside you occasionally see abandoned farmhouses gradually losing the battle against time, gravity, neglect and nature.  I always feel a bone-deep sadness when I see them.  I wonder about the families who lived and died in these old homes—who used to take pride in them.  I imagine children running in the dooryard, a dog barking, chickens scratching in the dirt, laundry flapping in the Maine breeze.   Now, a tattered curtain hangs at a broken window and the wind almost echoes with faint voices.  What circumstances left each building DSC_0158empty of current life, yet resonant with the vibrations of centuries of inhabitation?  These buildings speak to me. 
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One thought on “Abandoned

  1. danrothermel says:

    So many questions. So many stories. Excellent photographs. Love the lead. “abandoned farmhouses gradually losing the battle against time, gravity, neglect and nature.”

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