Urban Exploration

I haven't posted in a few days because, well, frankly, I haven't been doing anything!  I have been working on repainting my kitchen, one cabinet door at a time.  I've gotten two doors done.  We are also working on picking out the tile for our master bathroom/craft room.  But this weekend was really busy with a family homecoming party and an adoption event for our last foster puppy.

So anyway, I wanted to share with you this amazing photographer, I came across on Pinterest this evening.  I won't post any of his pictures because I honestly don't know if I can repost, even with credit, so I'll just share his website. 

If you like urban exploration and the beauty of urban decay, this is the site for you.  He is in Europe so nothing is local to me, and the places are breathtaking, and his photography is something I could only dream about.  I know that in my locale, anything that is abandoned is taken over quickly by looters, vandals, and squatters.  We don't have anything that's beautiful, and if it is beautiful and abandoned, you can bet that it is under survelleince. 

I dappled in urban exploration and still do a bit, but now being inside makes me have an anxiety attack.  My mom and I had been driving out in the country and off the side of the road was this abandoned little house, nothing out of the ordinary but we decided to stop and take a look.  The place was falling down and there was trash and debris everywhere.  We entered the garage, which no longer held a door, and the first thing I saw was a huge splattering of blood in the corner, on the wall.  It looked like someone had been shot point blank right there.  It caught my breath, but we managed to explore the rest of the place.  We didn't go in because the floor was spongey, but we got some great pictures.  My pictures aren't as lovely as the photos on the above mentioned website, but I'll share some of them with you anyway.  See?  I'm house obsessed :)




All of the houses in the photos are no longer there, except the first one of the staircase.  That house was actually for sale, not abandoned.  The door was open so we let ourselves in.  It was in the running for a house we were looking to buy but unfortunately, the timing was off.  I loved the potential of that house!  Original wood floors, some updating, but a great farmhouse kitchen, 5 acres, it was a dream that needed a little love.  An investor bought it for $200,000, $80,000 under asking price.  He fixed it up and resold it for $400,000 two months later.  Crazy, right??  I'd love to see the inside now, but I don't think the homeowners would let me in :)
Let me know what you think!  I love to read your comments. 


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