This week, Tina is our host for The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge. Her theme for this week is “seen better days“.
This ruin once must have been a pretty house, home for a farmer’s family. For as long as I can remember, it was abandoned. In the meantime, instead, it is removed and a new house build instead.
When putting paint on metal walls, you have to prepare the grounding carefully, but also pay attention to the surface to keep the paint as protection.
In the middle of Santiago de Cuba, you can find many abandoned houses, hotels, and factories.
Once, this area was farmland. Small villages were around giving a home to farmers and their families, while the land around was giving them food and even enough to sell. But, when they found brown coal, the ground was turned downside up.
Once, liquid iron was running through these channels. Men in special heat-protecting suits were working here. A hard and dangerous working place.
This is a village, location on Kerkyra. It’s called the Venetian village because the village is said to be founded when the state Venetia was ruling certain parts of the Adria.
This is part of the former city wall of the Venetian village on Kerkyra.
This toilet is not in use anymore. Guess why?
One of the towns of Kerkyra is/was taken over by British tourists. I was quite surprised to see prices announced in GBP and pence instead of Euro and cent, as we are in Greece and not in the UK. And why were soo many hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants abandoned?
This is right beside the main road!
Also in Norway, you can find abandoned houses in nice places
Not only houses have seen better days. Guess, which adventures this ship might have seen.
You can’t imagine how many of these chappels I’ve seen in Scotland. Why don’t they have a roof? Is it intentional? The cemeteries around these chappels are definitely still in use.
A fisherman’s boat. What happened to the fisherman?
Only the skeleton is left of this boat.
A medieval (or older?) castle in Scotland
A public swimming bath, build in the epoch Jugenstil / art nouveau. Abandoned for many years.
This is, or was, the chemist’s laboratory inside a former coking plant.
And finally another find from a former steel plant. It’s converted into a publicly accessible park.
P.S. don’t forget to click on the images to enlarge them.
14 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challange 168: “seen better days””
I’ve seen here some nice urbex shots.
Thanks. I love urbex shots. But in general I’m too anxious to enter such property ☹️
I love anything that has stories and these photos are rich with them.
Thank you so much, Léa. Every single item once has had a value for the owner. But in a certain moment the value decreased to zero. Now the viewer has to imagine what happened
My imagination runs away with me in story form… I could lock myself in a room with such photos and wite until they carried me away… 😉
Great selections. Quite the variety. Ahh, civilization. Build, decay, build, decay.
😊yep! Thanks, John
I really love the two boat shots…quite thought evoking
Thanks, Cath 😊
An excellent array of examples this week Andre. I see you too are drawn to the mysteries of the “why” behind these decaying structures. Some beautiful examples, I especially liked your boats.
Thank you so much, Tina. Everything has a story to tell from valuable to worthless
Such a great collection .. the boats are also my favourites 🙂
Thanks, Julie. 😊 yep, I also love the boats