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    Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

    Abandonment is so fascinating:



    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

      Was I too scared to enter, scared of ghosts to appear?



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        Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

        People lived here before.. that is the fascinating about this: imagine all the pleasure and sorrow this house has seen:



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          Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

          Turned for the last time, a long time ago:



          Kitchen needs some cleaning:

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            Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

              The tool shed:



              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                My final image, until the next time I find an abandoned building to explore: I hope you all have enjoyed this tour with me and that it might inspire others to also add to this thread.

                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                  Could this be a SCANIA VABIS, or what is left of one?
                  No Sir, this is the sad remains of an old Volvo. In a hurry, such old trucks from Volvo and Scania can look alike, but then again: there are details you know

                  The orange/red heavy hauler there is the remains of a widely used lorry/cargo vehicle in Norway in the 60s and 70s: Deutz, or Magirus Deutz.

                  I really like taking pictures of abandoned stuff myself. Not only are they great objects to photograph, but on top of that they tell a story. Often an important story about our history and culture.

                  Keep up the work, my friend!
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                    Thank you so much for that Sterkoder.

                    I do agree with you: all things abandoned do have a history, and they all were new at one point.
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                      Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                      Wonderful new additions! I like this also very much...
                      It would be a nice game to identify all those car doors.
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                        Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                        ....It would be a nice game to identify all those car doors.
                        Thank you very much Ralf, but I don't think I will ever be able to identify all those doors. There were so many of them, I would guess all in all, maybe around 50-60 doors around the area.

                        Actually, apart from the owner showing up, what i was the most afraid of, was the possibility of snakes in the grass and under all the things laying around.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                          Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                          It is the image of the switches in #328 that really gets to me. Always there is the fascination of former times and peoples’ lives in abandoned places, but there is something more, something closer about that image…the feeling of touch, of touching and turning for the very last time that brings me so close to that person. The thought of a “last time” for something. Did they even know it was going to be the last time I wonder…such a simple everyday act become so philosophical and meaningful.

                          I think the sense of touch is important to me. I’m always wanting to touch things.

                          Pakarang, you have started me thinking of selecting “touch” images from your work for a photo-essay, or a future assignment.
                          Last edited by Seagull; June 1st, 2011, 10:00. Reason: ...as I was starting to think about assignment subject after I had posted...

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                            Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                            Today, I will give you some images from an abandoned farm close to the Sunndalsfjorden, 7 kilometers south of Tingvoll.
                            On an image or two, you might spot the white tower on the other side of the fjord, which is the tower over at Rausand Mines.
                            (Now I guess you've all pinpointed the farm).

                            The farm seen from the parkinglot


                            The barn


                            I don't quite know when this farm was abandoned, but in 1975, this barn housed goats and sheeps


                            Inside these walls were the living room of one of the two buildings where people lived


                            The other house


                            The fjord side of the first house. Here, the wooden steps up to the entrance are completely gone. Only the railings can be seen in the bush there
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                              The house with the steps gone seen from the fjord side


                              Same as above


                              This visit to the old farm was very special to me, and at this stage in my posting, I have to tell you that this is the farm where my parents rented the house with the steps gone as their/our "summer place" before they bought a place for themselves.
                              This visit was very emotional, as I haven't been here in 37-38 years and just this day, I brought my daughter at age 11.
                              Very strange for her to walk in the footsteps of her father when he was 11...
                              Anyway, I told her that in that huge tree on the way down to the boathouse, my brother and I made a rope swing...., actually our father did.


                              And what do you know....., a bit of the rope was still here!


                              From that swing place, the farm and house we rented looked like this


                              On our way to the boathouse, I told my daughter that me and my brother used to build a hut in a tree there, but THAT would have to be just a good story because after 38 years, all trace of that hut must have been gone due to weather and all.
                              But to my surprice....., that almost gave me a lump in my throat:
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                Last time I touched those planks and nails were 37 years ago. It was so strange to be there....., but good.


                                And looking at the nails..., my daughter asked;
                                -" Did you really build this hut? Did you really, when you were 11 years old...., just as I am now? Wow!"

                                (This is of course the rest of the hut, as 95% of it is gone)

                                And the boathouse, still standing. Back in the 70s this housed a beautiful racerboat in mahogany from the 1930s, but that was long gone of course. Don't know where...


                                And this was the building we rented.


                                An eldorado for small kids. "Our" house to the right, the playground actually grown with apple trees, the tree with the swing and the boathouse to the left. What a day this became...


                                (Sorry if I bothered you all with a rather personal story, but I felt like telling you this....)
                                Last edited by Sterkoder; June 4th, 2011, 22:29.
                                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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