Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Storehouse?


We found this place on a small country lane on the north side of Ocala...out in the woods. There was no sign of life anywhere. There is, as you can see, junk piled everywhere. But an anomaly: in the front yard, just off the porch is what appears to be a very colorful child's toy of some sort.

A conundrum, for sure!

34 comments:

Don and Krise said...

That is odd. One of those things that makes you go hmmmmm.

magiceye said...

lovely!
strange but true!!

Lee Spangler said...

A nice contrast between old and new, drab and colorful, poor and rich. Pictures abound everywhere.

Olivier said...

surprenant en effet. j'aime cette vieille maison

Vogon Poet said...

American horror movies have extensively teached us to run away from this kind of houses...

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I like the rusty roof. Well, it does look pretty abandoned to me but you can never be sure. At least the lawn looks as it was mowed some time ago.

Paula said...

I don't know if it's the place or the photographer, or both, because your pictures are always so beautiful!

brattcat said...

I know someone with a similar front porch. That ramp is interesting. Does it mean someone with a disability lived (lives) there? And how complicated would it be moving a wheelchair around in a home containing a lot of stuff?

B SQUARED said...

This kind of reminds me of days gone by. Driving through Appalachia and seeing washing machines on the front porch. I was never sure if they worked or were just status symbols.

Bibi said...

Hi! Am now visiting you here rather than at The Villages that you're closing down. I like what I see here, too! Yes, the toy does look out of place---actually, that may be the October Theme Day...I'll go check.

TheRandomTraveler said...

Looks abandoned...but who knows what was there, or who lived there....

Maybe they have a mailbox with a name on it...

Halcyon said...

Hmm... maybe they're just out for awhile? Or the aliens got them.

Lois said...

It doesn't look too overgrown, so maybe it hasn't been abandoned for very long. That tin roof sure looks rusty!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's time to clean things!Or maybe they are painting inside.
By the way, I love those horses!They are wonderful!
Léia

Daryl said...

Another seemingly abandoned house ... sad .. and fascinating

Jarart said...

That is a great rusty roof on the old place. I wonder if someone lives there or if a child left a toy after a visit for fixing or cleaning. Interesting find.

jusdealem said...

I love a tin-roofed old house! The colorful child's toy does suggest someone still lives here. Some people are pack rats, can't get rid of anything. I'm ashamed to say, but my next door neighbors have a non-working washing machine on their front porch. Beem there since last summer. Maybe I should take a pic LOL

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very curious indeed. Makes a very interesting photo, one that leaves the onlooker something to ponder.

tapirgal said...

What I've noticed is that kids' toys end up in the weirdest places. Thanks for the interesting image!

Memphis MOJO said...

I also love the rusted roof.

About the child's toy: Remember Arsenio Hall? He had a section of his show called "Things that make you go hmmm." He could have had fun with this.

Rose said...

That toy was the first thing that caught my eye...it looks so out of place.

Frank said...

I really like VP's comment. There is a dilapidated Psycho-cabin look to it. The colors of the toy really make one pause before thinking it's abandoned. Spooky place.

belleviewdailyphoto said...

I love how the toy just sits on the side like that. That's a pretty cool building. :)

Small City Scenes said...

They are probably hiding in the woods from the 'townies'. MB

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

.... Yeah, and that is very strange. It doesn't really fit in, does it. It's a very interesting image I think. Lots of reflections come into my mind.......

By the way: I like your new avator picture. Very nice and elegant-:)

Best regards
Asta

JM said...

Perfect set for a mystery movie!

Marie-Noyale said...

May be they are preparing for a garage sale this week end!!!

Leif Hagen said...

The owners should try using "Rust be gone" cleaner! It works sooo well and it's just $39.95!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

picturesque old place! Very interesting!

Kcalpesh said...

Love the rusted roof. Rust also happens to be my favorite color. Some time back I had designed quite a few Desktop Wallpapers & Website Layouts...too.. it's just amazing to work with the rust color.

P.S the header picture looks awesome.

mar guerra said...

La magia de esta foto es el contraste del hierro oxidado, con los colores del juguete. Lo que perece en el tiempo y lo que dura, en este caso el plástico, como si fuera recien comprado. Un saludo.

Dan J. said...

I love this picture. Truth is though I wish that colorful toy, while being an odd addition, wasn't there. This shot has so much potential as a sepia or monochrome image. Framed in an old wood style frame...... it would be fantastic.

That scene with the train bridge and boat was in fact shot in Hastings. Good eye. I have been under it many times. Even without the train it is an uneasy feeling to be there. With the train... your heart races.

BeachILike said...

could be someone think this is place to dump things? so colorful toys were recented put here... beautiful shot still :)

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Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Whata contrast between this and the one under it! Super colors and clarity!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson