Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot

Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot  | Lis'Anne Harris

While perusing images for inspiration, these popped out from among the hundreds I viewed. Unfortunately, I don’t know where any of these are located. They’re all free to use from Pixabay and Pxhere. I hope they spark an emotion within you as they did me. 🙂

Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris
Sadly Neglected and Left to Rot | Lis'Anne Harris

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Happy day, y’all! – Lis

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport

I can’t help but think of the people who once grabbed the wheel and tooled down the road, sailed across vast waters, hopped a bus, or took to the rail. To work, to school, to the grocery, to Christmas dinner with the family. I wonder where my first car, an old green Dodge Polara with a dirty white vinyl top, is now? It was huge and ugly, but it got me where I needed to go for several years. It had a serious issue with overheating that no mechanic could ever solve. The only recourse was to drive with the heat on high, year-round. It was a killer in Indiana through July and August every year. I wonder, did someone resolve that issue and restore the car? Or more likely, is it slowly rusting into nothingness in a junkyard somewhere in central Indiana? I’ll never know and it doesn’t really matter. All these vehicles mattered to someone at some time, but no longer.

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned off the beach of Santa Rosa Island by the EPA, 1972

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned: Special Guest Series – Rural America

I sent out a request to friends and family to take snapshots of those abandoned places they see on their way here and there. These gorgeous images were taken by close family friend, Sandy, while traveling the back roads of America with her husband, Ron. Her artistic eye is evident in every shot.

Derelict barn. Photo by Sandy Carmony | Lis'Anne Harris
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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Vehicles

There are far too many cool, abandoned vehicles out there. Some not so far gone that they couldn’t be restored. I wish there was a hookup database for people to input their finds and restorers to rescue. I’d give anything to have the Fargo in the last picture. I seem to be a little partial to trucks. 🙂 I’ll definitely have to do another vehicles series – I didn’t have time to include all that I wanted. You’re welcome to post links in the comments to any cool specimens you may have or stumble upon. I love them all!

May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force of 27,000 nuclear bombs. It destroyed 234 square miles of forest and this car, thrown a great distance by the blast, is all that remains of a team of miners who ignored all warnings to leave.

May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force of 27,000 nuclear bombs. It destroyed 234 square miles of forest and this car, thrown a great distance by the blast, is all that remains of a team of miners who ignored all warnings to leave.

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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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