One of my previous blogs, found HERE, featured abandoned homes. This blog continues that blog, featuring photos of various buildings or structures. There is just something fascinating about these buildings – the nostalgia of times past, the stories they hold, and the opportunity they create for those who choose to imagine. I am one of those.
The first two pictures below are pictures of a building in Estes Brook, Minnesota – a very small place that used to be considered a village. More than twenty years ago, we leased this building to manufacture camper cushions and employed about twenty people. The building was set up with sewing machines, cutting tables and tables where the cushions were stuffed with foam rubber and wrapped for shipment. There was a constant hum of machines and people working. Today this building sits decayed, silent and forlorn.
Next to that building is an old church which has significantly decayed over the years. There is no longer joyful voices found here. Only the sound of silence.
As we were travelling around the state, we found more … This coop building stands tall … and still used but not like it was used in its glory days.
Recently I learned that my great grandfather worked part time as a blacksmith. I wonder what his shop was like.
And this lovely abandoned silo … still standing proud …
And, finally, a photo with a young girl looking out the window … through eternity … (you see, she is a doll – but it sure makes you look twice).
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