Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years – Includes Painting worth $3.4M

This is way too cool not to share here. I can’t even imagine how exciting it would be to be the first one to walk through that door after all those years. I’d probably have to take a picture of absolutely every inch of the place and catalogue every single item. I wish there had been images of her bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.

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Where Has It Gone?

Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking into the future. Seriously, it’s been a month since my last post here and it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Some things have to take a back seat and I’m sorry to say my blog endeavors are spinning their wheels without a driver. I’m writing, so I don’t feel at all guilty, really.

Until I have time to gather a new series of cool abandoned images, I’ll leave you with these gorgeous pics found elsewhere. Enjoy!

Abandoned Island in the Middle of NYC

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Ships & Boats

The first two images are wholly fascinating to me. A Civil War romance tale could be easily woven around this lost and abandoned ship.

Further down, the image of the ship in the middle of what appears to be a desert is bizarre, yet scary. How did the vast Aral Sea just dry up? I don’t know, but it’s happened repeatedly throughout the many millenniums of this planet’s existence.  You can see that many of the vessels in this Sadly, Utterly Abandoned set have become beached by receding waters. Who knows when the tides will turn and all bodies of water that have slowly been ebbing away will be fully restored? No one on Earth can predict the future.

Hurricane Isaac uncovers more of the mystery Civil War ship at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photos by Meyer Vacation Rentals.

2012, Hurricane Isaac uncovered more of the mystery Civil War ship at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Photos by Meyer Vacation Rentals. Historic details by Paul Conner at The Daily Caller.

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A Brief History of Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland

No. 12, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons.

No. 12, Henrietta Street, Dublin, Ireland by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons.

You have to read it to believe it. I was looking for images of cool entrances and this one came up. The history sucked me in, my heart hurt for the people who had to live behind these doors. Photographs and history by William Murphy on Wikimedia Commons. Continue reading

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Churches & Cemeteries

Neglected and abandoned graveyards can be found everywhere in the world. Headstones as lost and forgotten as the lives they were set to remember. Churches whose once devout congregations have dwindled to nothing, leaving their houses of worship to waste away into nothingness, eventually to be swallowed up by the earth from which they sprang. It’s really quite sad.

Church in Louisianna by Rick Galvan on Flickr

Church in Louisianna by Rick Galvan on Flickr

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Amusement Parks

For some reason, abandoned amusement parks have more of an apocalyptic feel than other places or things. Giggles and grins are silenced and wiped away; screams of delight hauntingly echo in the derelict spaces. The thrill of adventure now only half-forgotten memories of a time long ago.

Aerial view of abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

Aerial view of abandoned Spreepark Plänterwald, Berlin, Germany on MSN-Germany.

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Kitchens

I’ve long been fascinated with kitchens, the older the more interesting. I love to cook and often imagine how difficult it must’ve been in centuries past. While I appreciate intact or refurbished ancient cooking chambers – they help me tremendously while writing scenes for my characters – there’s just something inherently intriguing about these lost and forgotten, totally abandoned and derelict kitchens.

Although the house was inhabited until the 1950's, it looks as if little was done to it in the 20th century. This kitchen range must have seen many decades of use. Photo by Virginia Knight on Geograph.org.uk

Although the house was inhabited until the 1950’s, it looks as if little was done to it in the 20th century. This kitchen range must have seen many decades of use. Photo by Virginia Knight on Geograph.org.uk

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