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Abandoned beauty

… and danger!

Doorways propped up with 2x4s, yellow caution tape, and continuing aftershocks — this is one of the many buildings in Oaxaca that has me walking on the opposite, even if sunny, side of the street.


The Hawn Hotel


The Hawn Hotel in downtown Temple sits empty and boarded up on North 4th Street and East Central Avenue.

Above is the Hawn Hotel, photo taken from the goodwill across the street. 478 more words


Sunday's adventure; old buildings and seaweed.

Sundays are usually spent exploring the Sneem vicinity, looking for places we haven’t been to yet. The beach was the loose plan for today but we ended up exploring old buildings -the old hospital- between Sneem and Caherdaniel. 211 more words

Places in our Path

I saw the old church up in a field of broomsedge—or broom straw as we called it when I was a girl.  I wanted to go inside, explore the abandoned building that once had been so alive– maybe a hundred years ago.  602 more words

If I don't know the stories, I make them up

One of the things that attracts me to vintage and antique things is they have stories, and even if I don’t know the stories, I make them up.

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Weekly Photo Challenge

The (slightly) failed trip to Chiayi and Tainan

Last weekend, Yini and I planned to go see the famous beehive fireworks that kick off the lantern festival each year in Yanshui. We failed to actually see the fireworks but went to Chiayi and Tainan all the same. 1,544 more words


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Old and Abandoned

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – Old and Abandoned

I joined a FB Group that posts photographs of old abandoned properties in Texas. You drive around and take photographs of old buildings and hope you do not get arrested or snake bitten. 278 more words

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