A good abandoned series is long overdue, so here’s Signs of the Times II.Continue reading
Abandoned, derelict, forgotten, decaying, rotting, and rusting planes, trains, boats, cars, trucks, and the places they may be found.
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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. Some of them aren’t too far gone, if only someone cared enough to invest their time and money.
There are many gorgeous, elaborately decorated staircases in abandoned homes and buildings. One, in particular, caught my attention, but it doesn’t have a creative common license and can’t be used here. I can share the link though. Look for it after the last image. 🙂
Signs of the times…a day late.
What a shame these beautiful instruments were left to rot. Elephantine, gargantuan behemoths of the music realm, they were just too cumbersome to move.
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.
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.