I photograph a lot of old buildings in my area. Most are on private land and I can’t go inside, so I’m lucky if I get shots that allow me to see inside, through the windows.
This is an old church north of my home town. I’ve photographed it many times, but the light has to be exactly right to see inside. And truthfully, I’m usually more interested in the windows!
This one is from the 101 Ranch – or what’s left of it – in Marland, OK. It is permissible to go inside the few buildings (ruins) that are left. It was December when I was there, so the black and white seemed ideal to use with the starkness of the winter day.
This is one of my favorite bridges – the iron bridge east of Blackwell, OK. It was built in the 1920s and has been closed for decades – ever since a new road/bridge was built. The bridge itself still seems in good condition, and I’ve walked it. But lest you miss the point with all the trees and shrubs and the mound of sand and gravel in the way, both ends also have these lovely warning signs.
Since I’m still in the midst of a laptop mind-meld, not all of my photos have made it over to the new one yet. But I thought these photos might do for this week’s Photo Challenge Theme:
This is an old Plymouth (see the name? Top center?) in a pasture near my house. It has suicide doors and bullet holes and no windows, and I’ve often wondered how it came to be there next to a set of abandoned buildings. It’s made for some interesting ideas!
And this one is the old Dyer’s Department Store in nearby Blackwell, OK. Though the store went out of business many years ago, the Art Deco neon sign remains.