Beauty in Decay

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Architecture, Landscapes, Moose Jaw, Nature, Rural Decay

Last Saturday was a beautiful, bright, sunny day, perfect for exploring the countryside. I spotted a few old, abandoned buildings in my travels, but I was only able to get to this gem via a pathway.

This house rests precariously on a crumbling concrete foundation. I feared it too unstable to enter, so I only shot through the paneless windows and the front door frame. Upon circling the old farmhouse, I was pleasantly surprised to see a rusty, antique Underwood 14 Standard Typewriter No.3 in a backroom. If you look closely you can see it still has ribbon in it. Outside, hidden in the long grass, a rusty old bicycle is gaining character as its frame is oxidizing more and more every year it remains out in the elements. And you can scarcely make out the faded Case emblem on the old tractor; however, the faded yellow and bright red paint are indicative of the brand.

There is a particular beauty in decay and I look forward photographing more of these old forgotten places and enjoying their charm.

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Entranced by rural and urban decay. I am drawn to these forlorn sites because they emote conflicting sentiments of beauty and disintegration.

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