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The Back Side

You've seen other shots of this building.  Here's one and another  and another.  Someone always says in the comments that they would like to go in and explore.  This shot, like the third one above,  shows why this might not be a good idea.  I keep wondering if this building will survive winter.  I'll return in spring to find out.

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Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Leadbelly
Under the Weather - KT Tunstall

Walking today?  An Island Walk

The Back Side

You've seen other shots of this building.  Here's one and another  and another.  Someone always says in the comments that they would like to go in and explore.  This shot, like the third one above,  shows why this might not be a good idea.  I keep wondering if this building will survive winter.  I'll return in spring to find out.

Click to Play:
Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Leadbelly
Under the Weather - KT Tunstall

Walking today?  An Island Walk

comments (29)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Jan 2008, 01:43
Brilliant image, Mary.
I am wondering what it looks like, right now?
Mary MacADNski: I can't drive yet so we will have to wait till spring. This isn't in my neighbourhood. I will certainly get there in the spring.
  • Dave
  • Pennsylvania
  • 25 Jan 2008, 03:28
This is my favorite of your shots of that house. Amazing that it still holds together.

Good to see Leadbelly over there. Off to listen...
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Dave. I like this one too. You can see some of 'the bones'. Glad you like the leadbelly. I love those old blues.
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 25 Jan 2008, 05:28
Mary its so good that you captured this as I am sure it ias a rear site to see a building falling over, over a period of time. I am amazed.Once a happy home .. do you know the history?
Mary MacADNski: No, I don't know the history. It's not in my community.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jan 2008, 06:52
After all your snow pictures I would be surprised if you find this building back in spring/summer. So I am watching this space.

Great picture.

Hang in there Mary.
Mary MacADNski: LOL about hang in there - like the building surely has.

Hope I can drive by spring.
  • Dotun
  • MD, USA
  • 25 Jan 2008, 07:01
Well taken Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Dotun.
Superb image of this house `hanging on for grim death`. Fantastic detail. (:o)
Mary MacADNski: It's going to be exciting to find out if it's survived the winter.
Well spotted Mary ... sort of doesn't say much about Canadian building skills!!!! ;-)richard
Mary MacADNski: LOL. All wooden structures here. Mine is 180 yrs and still standing and in excellent shape.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 25 Jan 2008, 07:57
It really is a marvel to behold, Mary! Why does stuff like this intrigue us so much, I wonder. I just stare and wonder how all our own houses are still standing so prim and proper!
Mary MacADNski: My house is about 180 years old but in that time work was done. I guess that's why.
  • Russ
  • 25 Jan 2008, 08:00
Great shot Mary - hope the architect and builder still have indemnity insurance.
Mary MacADNski: They've passed their one year guarantee anyway.
WOW !!! That it is still standing is a miracle instead . Not going inside is a good idea..
Mary MacADNski: There were boards with nails outside too.
  • mickyboy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jan 2008, 09:25
How is this old boy still standing? Great shot. Mary
Mary MacADNski: I can't wait till spring to find out.
  • Jo Connop
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:15
this is fantastic, it really looks like its going to fall at any moment
Mary MacADNski: I can't wait till spring to find out if it survives another year.
  • Ann
  • Sucé sur Erdre - France
  • 25 Jan 2008, 10:35
Falling, or not falling, that is the question ... Great shot !!!
Mary MacADNski: That IS the question.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 25 Jan 2008, 11:23
This is a likey to me, love the way it is surviving the weather, I do hope it still there when you return in spring...I will be there to watch with you....have a nice weekend.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Astrid. You've made my day choosing this as a likey. I hope you have a great weekend too.
Very nice shot Mary. Physics laws are mysterious sometimes. I wonder how the right part of this building is still standing!
Mary MacADNski: I don't know. Maybe only part of the foundation collapsed. Possibly one area rotted because the roof let in rain there. Could be lots of reasons.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 25 Jan 2008, 12:48
Terrific shot Mary, looks like it could fall any second.
Mary MacADNski: Can't wait till spring to see.

Hope you had a good time in Melbourne.Did you get to their great market?
Watch out Mary - it's going to tumble...
Mary MacADNski: Any moment now.
Amazing that the brick-built chimney has moved with the timbers yet not collapsed! A truly lovely location that I could spend hours with- well spotted and shot. It reminds me of the Germanic buildings in the Chilean Lake District and Chiloe Island.
And the Leadbelly- just fabulous! All in all, a great page of entertainment and interest, thanks Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, David. Glad you played the music. I'm amazed at that chimney too. I wandered around a bit as you can see but even that was not really safe as there were boards with nails sticking out in the long grass.
You really can't see this lasting much longer.

Leadbelly...you serve up a great selection Mary.
Mary MacADNski: Do you go on An Island Walk, Bill? There are three additional songs there each day.

http://anislandwalk.blogspot.com/
  • tim
  • United Kindom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:06
surely that should be fenced off Mary? wonderful shot of it though and i am sure it will not withstand a snow fallsmile
Mary MacADNski: Would be safer to fence it off for sure.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent UK
  • 25 Jan 2008, 15:32
Mary this is my favorite shot you have posted of this building.

It's so dramatic!!
Love it.smile
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, Tracy. It certainly shows what it is really like.
  • Pops
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 18:25
I don't see a 'For Sale' sign smile
It already seems to be defying gravity, it just can't last much longer
Mary MacADNski: We'll see in the spring.
  • Paul
  • 25 Jan 2008, 19:31
such a shame it has been allowed to get into this state.
Mary MacADNski: I don't know the history at all but a lot of times these old houses are inhabited by people too poor to do the repairs. They die and their buildings do too.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jan 2008, 22:44
Oh my goodness! No, please don't venture inside!

I want to see a building like this, just once, so I can take its picture.
Mary MacADNski: I would never go in. There are nails around there too so even outside is not safe. I slid/walked to be safe.

I'm going back in the spring. Come along.
Impressive - Now I'm not so sure to want to visit it smile
Mary MacADNski: Stay safe, my friend.
Awesome! Personalmente, me quedo con http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Falling_In_/ porque es la que me transmite la sensación de casa fantasma y eso me gusta wink

Awesome! Personally, I remain with http://justpictureit.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Falling_In_/ because she is the one that transmits the sensation to me of ghost house and that I likewink
Mary MacADNski: I certainly agree with you. That one is my favorite too.

Convengo ciertamente con usted. Aquél es mi favorito también.
  • barbara
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2008, 22:46
this is a great 'old' , I love shooting the old houses. They still speak, even when they are empty.
Mary MacADNski: This one is fantastic and I have lots of photos of it in the archives.
  • EGU
  • 2 Mar 2008, 05:38
Abandoned. Dilapidated. Nice concept. Nice shot.
Mary MacADNski: I have several shots of this building in the archives. I'll go back in spring to see if it's still standing.
  • EhsanT
  • Iran
  • 11 Apr 2008, 13:11
Wow, Nice shot...
It really infuses the fragility feeling...
Mary MacADNski: Thanks, EhsanT. It could fall at any moment.

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