Sunday, August 21, 2016

Abandoned Places: Belongings Left Inside

It's rare that people leave a home with belongings intact. It takes a special set of circumstances for this to occur. Let's have a look at what it's like to perform urban archaeology.

It makes one wonder about the people who lived there, the dreams they had, the reasons they left....


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    1. It is. I have to wonder about the people who lived there and why they just left their life completely in mid stream. There was a relative's house I used to visit. They had a neighbor in their very rural area. She was an elderly woman who when it was turning 2000, got paranoid and hoarded her house with supplies for the end of world. She ended up dying. No one claimed her place. Animals and bugs took over. Food rotted. A stench filled the air. A neighbor who was paid by the rural folks to take their trash to the dump, would drink booze and dump the trash inside the lady's house instead. What was once someone's safe harbor became a graveyard for waste.