Friday Fun: Deserted Places

It appears that just like there are women who keep on taking on losers in the hope of changing and redeeming them, so many of us love abandoned old buildings and dream of restoring them to their former glory. Did you know there is even a name for all those websites showing pictures of houses in decay? Ruin porn. Yep, it’s a trend.

I prefer my living spaces clean and airy, but just occasionally I succumb to the romanticism of the ruins.

Old farmhouse, Mitula Immobilier
Old farmhouse, Mitula Immobilier
Chateau in La Rochelle, from A Vendre A Louer.
Chateau in La Rochelle, from A Vendre A Louer.
From Spitoskylo.gr
From Spitoskylo.gr
Abandoned town of Abkhazia, from weltrekordreise.de
Abandoned town of Abkhazia, from weltrekordreise.de
Villa in Abkhazia, from Bored Panda.
Villa in Abkhazia, from Bored Panda.
Inside the ghostly mansion, from Abandoned Mansions.
Inside the ghostly mansion, from Abandoned Mansions.

This next one is especially for Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings, who likes disaffected railway stations. Here’s a renovation project for you…

Abkhazia train station, from Bored Panda.
Abkhazia train station approach, from Bored Panda.
Tequendama Falls Hotel, Colombia, from desertedplaces.blogspot
Tequendama Falls Hotel, Colombia, from aokto.com

However, if you want to see how an Australian couple are lovingly restoring a gorgeous chateau in the south-west of France, their website and blog are a great source of inspiration.

Advertisements

10 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Deserted Places”

  1. Ruin porn! I shall have to investigate that further, I think. I do love the idea of comparing abandoned buildings to taking on a gentleman in dire need of reform – give the restoration projects any day! These are simply beautiful.

  2. Wow! They *are* very gorgeous (especially that railway station! thank you!) but I think living in them rather than looking at them might be a different kettle of fish, as we say over here…..

Do share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s