Friday Fun: Abandoned Interiors

Not quite sure if the pictures below fit in with anyone’s definition of fun. They make me quite sad, as I look at the remnants of past glory and how once stately, cosy interiors have been left to rot. Like animals in a shelter, I’d love to give them all a second chance if I could. What made people abandon them in such a hurry that they left all the furnishings behind?

Also, I think just one room could fit in all of my family and belongings.

Victorian ghost house, makes me think of The Lady in Black. From Abduzeedo.com
Belgian chateau – the parental suite, by Dan Marbaix at Caters News.
Another Victorian splendour, from eistplus.com
Abandoned hotel in the US, from CNN.com
This is the saddest of all for a booklover: abandoned library, photo by James Charlick.
Abandoned manor house in France complete with grand piano, from urbanghostsmedia.com
Grand staircase, from Pinterest.
Abandoned mansion in Taipei, from Pinterest.

 

 

Friday Fun: Renovation Projects

If only I had the time, money and energy to rescue some of these wonderful, gracious old buildings! That’s what I would do with my millions, instead of stashing them in offshore funds.  And then open them to the public as cultural venues.

The grand staircase of the Constanta casino, from messynessychic.com
The grand staircase of the Constanta casino, from messynessychic.com
The exterior of the Constanta casino, from messynessychic.com
The exterior of the Constanta casino, from messynessychic.com
Moonhole mansion on the island of Bequia, from Pinterest.
Moonhole mansion on the island of Bequia, from Pinterest.
Piscine Molitor in Paris before the renovation, from messynessychic.com
Piscine Molitor in Paris before the renovation, from messynessychic.com
Piscine Molitor after the renovation, from konbini.fr
Piscine Molitor after the renovation, from konbini.fr
Villa Schneider, in Tallinn, Estonia.
Villa Schneider, in Tallinn, Estonia.
Schloss Potzleinsdorf in Vienna, now a Waldorf school (formerly the English School). From placeandsee.com
Schloss Potzleinsdorf in Vienna, now a Waldorf school (formerly the English School). From placeandsee.com

 

Friday Fun: Abandoned Places

January and its sunless days are taking their toll on me, so after cemeteries I now offer you ruins and abandonment. Picturesque, of course! Cheerful? Well, you decide…

Abkhazia, Georgia. From lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com
Abkhazia, Georgia. From vmulder.livejournal.com
Beelitz Hospital near Berlin, from 28dayslater.co.uk
Beelitz Hospital near Berlin, from 28dayslater.co.uk
Chateau de Carnelle, from reddit.
Chateau de Carnelle, from reddit.
Another French chateau, from a website dedicated to ruins www.bcd-urbex.com
Another French chateau, from a website dedicated to ruins http://www.bcd-urbex.com
Wooden house in Oblast, Russia, from russiatrek.org
Wooden house in Oblast, Russia, from russiatrek.org
The sand-covered town of Kolmanskop in Namibia. From National Geographic website.
The sand-covered town of Kolmanskop in Namibia. From National Geographic website.

Sic transit gloria mundi, as Mary Beard might say.