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 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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