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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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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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