Weathered and Worn but Still Proud - Abandoned rural home on ND Prairie
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"Weathered and Worn but still Proud" I like views of abandoned homes where you can "see through" the house via aligned windows - this particular view gives a record THREE such alignments at this position.
I have greatly enjoyed photographing at this picturesque abandoned farmsite/homestead location a few times now, and it seems the sky is always very moody when I'm there, which kind of suits the scene. I love the architecture of this very small, but still distinguished home - the "L" shape floor plan, the very steep roof pitch (maybe Nordic settlers who knew a bit about snow loading?), the little ornamental siding details in the roof-wall sections. I wish I knew more of the "who and when" history. This time I noticed, for the first time, a very large diameter (about 6') hand-dug and cement-lined well. I am very careful when I explore/photograph these types of places, as just last year, a Saskatchewan photographer perished by falling into one. One of these years, I'll go out here and the place will be gone - accidentally burned or just blown-down or collapsed, but I'll have theses photos! (And about a dozen wood ticks that hitched a ride on me from this shoot!)
May 16th, 2020
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