Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Discarded Life in Texas


I found this little house in the middle of a Texan cotton field! I walked inside expecting very little and found that the previous occupants just left everything behind. They were in the middle of packing their life into several boxes and in the middle of everything they just stopped and walked out; discarding their belongings and starting new.


A little corner in South Dakota..

Took a day to explore this one road in Eastern SD. I driven down it several times and had previously made notes of the many abandoned houses that I found so that I could return, but this one house was the only one that I could easily gain access to. It was located on a rural corner of two surprisingly busy roads that led to nowhere in particular. I only photographed the outside as the floor boards were too weak to walk on and the front entrance was a wall of buzzing flies to pass through. I hate flies. They invade your space as you work.

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Table Rock V

While driving through the great state of  Wyoming I came across what was possibly the most interesting example of rural decay I have ever seen.  An entire abandoned neighborhood of houses that were possibly once meant for the employees of a nearby gas plant. I could not wait to explore this find!

I only had about 20 minutes to explore and due to my extremely limited amount of free time I didn’t explore inside the houses. Though it would have been super easy since all the front and back doors were left open along with the garage doors and broken windows.

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While walking the single road I couldn’t help but feel that there were eyes watching my every step. It was all very big brotherish. From a few houses I could hear the busy chirping and fluttering of what sounded like a colony of birds and other houses were simply just silent and almost projecting a feeling of disapproval as I passed by.. I kinda enjoyed the eeriness of the empty street. It was like walking through a dream long after it had ended.

I will return! these are not the last images you will see of Table Rock