Sometimes circumstances dictate our priorities, and we may not be able to do the things we’d like to do. My circumstances have been like that for a while now, and it’s meant that I have little time to spend taking photographs, writing, or even reading the blogs I follow. I’ve missed you all, and will attempt to catch up a little but can’t see things improving much time-wise for a while. Never mind, we have to accept life as it is, not as we’d like it to be.

I have managed a few hours out and about though, and have found some buildings which seem mysterious because they’re abandoned or ruined. Why did the people leave them? I don’t know in most cases, but the photos seem to lend themselves to monochrome or sepia mode, so I’ve played around a little with them.

Abandoned 6 monochrome
This one is close to where I live, and I don’t know its story, but imagination can be a fine thing.

Cascading tiles sepia





The tiles on this roof are sliding downwards quite rapidly it seems. Was the property struck by lightning? Again I don’t know.





Corfe Castle 10 sepia

Corfe Castle is wonderful whether it’s in colour or sepia. The natural colours change with the weather, and it’s always atmospheric.




Knowlton church ruins monochrome

The ruins of Knowlton church have a spiritual feeling about them.


Tyneham Village 12 sepia

Tyneham Village is one place where the ruins are there because the villagers were asked to leave to make way for the army during the war, and have never returned. The army still uses surrounding countryside, but the public is allowed into the village a lot of the time, when safety allows.


5 thoughts on “Abandoned and Derelict Houses

  1. Lots of inspiration there – for photos and stories.
    There were several derelict houses around the village where I live, and I liked the idea of nature reclaiming them, but they’ve all been cleared now to make way for new housing.

  2. Hello, Chris! Good post. Though Abandoned, and in poor condition, All these buildings have a Beauty of their own, and Thank You for sharing that with us. Love and Regards. 🙂

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