Should be in movies: Abandoned Miracles

Nothing moves me more than buildings which have a past, are past their prime, still have good bones, and are resting peacefully. These buildings, in particular, really made me pause.  They are stunning. Because I lack the background of an architect, I won’t even try to describe them in any professional way…but I am interested in learning more about their style.

These came from photos from Andrew Qzman…whose site is in Russian, so I couldn’t understand any background about them (where they were taken, the names of these houses, etc).

I’m so surprised of the condition the houses are in and that they have not been completely looted. Were these homes in the US and not in the protection of a historical society, they would have been home to drug users or allowed to just decay. When I travel, I always marvel at how respectful locals are toward their aging buildings.

Upward view of yellow mansion against a winter sky.

Upward view of yellow mansion against a winter sky.

Gorgeous red mansion pictured in late afternoon sun.

Gorgeous red mansion pictured in late afternoon sun.

Beautiful eating room with bright red amoire

Beautiful eating room with bright red amoire, you can almost make out the faded wallpaper.

Dining room with bright white walls and red painted trim.

Dining room with bright white walls and red painted trim; nice trim on the ceiling.

This view just seems so anticipatory to me...shallow steps lead into darkness. Love the painted trim.

This view just seems so anticipatory to me...shallow steps lead into darkness. Love the painted trim.

Beautiful room with

Beautiful panelled room; I love the multi-trims and color choices.

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Another view of that staircase going down. The trim makes the room looks like it belongs out of a Grimms Tale.

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Blue bedroom, multi trims and painted ceiling.

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Beautiful windows

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Late afternoon photograph. Kind of makes you think of what it must have been like in its prime, what was being made for dinner, who was coming, were they a happy family?

Yellow Mansion

Can you imagine waking up in a place like this?? How incredible this must have been! The linens, the conversations late into the evenings.

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This view looks a bit top heavy, but still gorgeous. Christmas here must have been spectacular.

What an incredible home to drive up to. Imagine the  bride's first arrival here.

What an incredible home to drive up to. Imagine the bride's first arrival here.

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Imagine arriving here as a guest for the first time. The light gives this photo an inexplicable sense of anticipation (for me). I'm imagining what incredible gatherings of friends and family there could have been.

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Saving a seat for you,

Christine

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2 Responses to “Should be in movies: Abandoned Miracles”

    • Christine Haskell Says:

      You take the most beautiful pictures, pls send me links of any other old houses you have. They were stunning!!!

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