17 thoughts on “mason county 136

  1. There is something so sad about abandoned houses. They were once bustling and full of life, now empty shells. I always think, “If these walls could talk what would they tell you?” An exercise for the imagination.
    Hope you’re having a great day! πŸ™‚

    • Hi Mary, thank you :-).

      You can’t really tell in the shot, but it sits on a plot of land, no outbuildings to speak of, surrounded by farmland, along a stretch of rural two-lane highway a few miles outside a smallish town near the Illinois River.

      What struck me most was the long, narrow and decayed sidewalk that went from the front door, all the way to the road.

      I think the house was probably a working grain farm at one time.

      The property looked very lonely and stark sitting there, surrounded by flat, wintry fields.

      Thanks for your comment. πŸ™‚

  2. Great image Sharon πŸ™‚

    What a wonderful place and your capture of it is just perfect, I love the soft tones and it perfect in mono.

    Can you imagine and the memories here, I would love to sit down outside for an afternoon and just tune in to its history πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Thanks so much, Nigel. πŸ™‚

      I agree! These old places just sit there begging to be explored. The fact that they’re left to the elements makes them all the more interesting!!

      So many questions……I’d love to know its history.

      Thank you!

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