Monday, August 16, 2010

Old Stuff

I love old stuff ... not necessarily fine old antiques or collectibles, but just old STUFF. Things that have been abandoned and left to spend the rest of their days collecting dust and spider webs in old barns and houses and churches ... or left standing in an overgrown field along a roadside, hidden from view by tangled vines and tall grass.

During my ramblings, I always notice these old relics and buildings and try to preserve them in my pictures where they will forever be as they are -- sometimes standing proud, though battered ... sometimes "ramshackledy" and leaning ... and oftentimes, mostly "gone with the wind" ... but, always, always, so full of character and stories. If only they could talk.

I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves.

And my favorite "old stuff" ... the Windsor Ruins

8 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Janie,
I've always wanted to see the Windsor Ruins, but have not made it there! We were close by when I went on our Mississippi tour with National Geographic, but bypassed it for some reason.

You and I have lots in common...I love old stuff too!

Love your photos!

Tonja said...

I like the second one where you can almost miss that there's a house there.....and the church pews.

I read somewhere long time ago that 'dust is a country accent'. But, I think it should be changed to 'rust is life's accent'. I think everything looks better with a little rust or peeling paint or fading on it! The use just gives it such wonderful character!

racheld said...

I DO believe I've seen every one of these photos---in life. And some of them were still in use, though already showing the erosion of time.

Your words and photos are simply sublime today---thank you for this album of memories, for memories will soon be all there are.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love old stuff also and your photos are so wonderful. You make me want to grab my camera and go on a photo shoot.

Deb said...

I love your photos...you find such interesting things to photograph...

Kelli@SassySouthernMom said...

I love old stuff too....love your pics....thanks for sharing....

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Aww Janie, I think you and I are Sister's at heart. We love the same kind of pictures and models.
I have to say you were my inspiration to even start taking pictures. I love everything you do.
Molly

Lady Katherine said...

I love old stuff too! My husband is trying to find an old gas pump! He has a building it looks like an old store. He needs a gas pump. We have people that come and take pictures here. Some are planning their Christmas cards in front of the store. One is bringing an old T Model with their grandchildren for a photo this fall. I love old barns, old house, I live in a 100 year old house. I have a piano so close to this one. I love, love the barns. I so wish I had one. There is one falling down just down the road from me,it like the red barn here. I so enjoyed your Old stuff tour!