21 July 2010

If houses could talk

Staring out through seemingly vacant eyes, this old labourers cottage in the Karoo could probably tell many a tale.


All that is left of the possessions of someone who once lived here, is a discarded mug in the doorway.
How many hands did it warm on a cold and frosty morning? What tales did it hear around the fire place?

6 comments:

Naquillity said...

i love coming upon empty houses like this and wondering what the lives of the person/s were like who lived there previously. why did they leave behind what they did? love the pictures.

Melanie Rawlings said...

They are all over the place here in NC. Old southern homes. now falling and rotten. Some house renters as farm hand. Very tight quarters. They are the ghosts of the construction

EG Wow said...

There's something magical about old buildings such as this. My imagination runs wild.

Rose said...

I love these shots...I am so far behind on your blog I don't know if I will ever catch up. Seems I don't have as much time for blogging as I used to.

Marmsk said...

Great shots and I also wonder about the lives of the people who once lived in these ruins.

Anna said...

It is so true, if they could only talk - some things we will never know. Thanks for sharing, that is inspirational. Anna :)