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Thursday doors 2 – continued

The house can be seen as you drive into Cornwall off the 401 going west.  From the off ramp it looked so lonely, so forlorn.  The inside is completely a mess. Without proper footwear and a hard hat, I wouldn’t venture too far inside.

The area around the house  looks like at one time it  had been a tended  lawn and garden.   I’d say a farm-house, the building (that also stands empty) that you drive past to get to this one seems to attest to my thinking, but then?   It is a brick building, perhaps when the land was expropriated for the highway, they built further back.. Of course with expansions.. this is no a place for a  “home”..  – for sale (land) it would be commercial property now.

I love the old wood, even with age, it has a quiet dignity to it.  The homes being built today, I don’t see the same character or get the same feeling of seeing a structure that was built to last, a home for generations.

The basket in the upper right corner, I remember when we would find them at markets filled with fresh farm vegetables.  How long ago since the last resident put it outside, perhaps filled with fall produce or an autumn display of bright foliage.

The house has been vacant for some time.. the wild trees, shrubs and grasses have been reclaiming what was once a tended lawn.

Thanks for visiting with me.  It was important to me.. to give the house  some  love attention, maybe one last time..  the new gravel down on the road leading to the area, suggests that something is “in the wind”

Progress so necessary, but at what cost……

Oyashikiri

yes it is still Wednesday -but a Thursday door is in this post!

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We can only wonder at the creative mind that pulled this all together.  what a hoot it must have been to drive up and meet the people here, possibly someone somewhere will know more about this location, and contact me.  Meanwhile…. I enjoy the little surprises as i revisit the pictures.

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Both my husband and our friend Syb, were reminded of Stephen King’s writing when they saw the pictures. I personally have not read a lot of Stephen King, what do you think?

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I know Norm, I know, tomorrow is Thursday, but as you can see, this door from the building is very standard issue. the one that was super cool was the one at the front, where they drove cars in and out from.

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Dorinda, Elusive, does this place inspire a storyline?  Anyone from Maine that knows anything about this place.. I’d love to hear from you.

Always be open to new discoveries, and when you find a piece of history that speaks to you…. enjoy it!

PL Precept #1      Life is Art

Oyashikiri

 

Chop suey 9.27.16 -abandoned

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There are times when I feel simply overwhelmed by the creativity of others.  Thus was the case here, my husband is used to my hollering “stop the car, stop the car” and having to pull over turn around and bring me back to the “whatever” that brought on this outburst.  I was totally taken by this building, it was once an antique car lot.  The detail, the whimsical  character of the architecture.  I would have loved to have met the previous owner.

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See the tie man!!  I loved, loved, loved it.  I toured around the building, as much as I could without being an intruder.

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The second floor balconies made me itch with curiosity.  Wanting a ladder or access to the inside to I could get closer..  I’ll post a shot from the road, so you can see what I first saw.

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Like HELLO.. how could I just drive by and not get a closer look.  It was on getting closer that I saw all the details, and the charming way the owner had put character into the building.

This is what life is.  Think about it.  How often do you meet someone, or see someone and think, how interesting, I wonder??  But, we never follow through, we never take that chance .. we are polite, and go about our business. I was blessed that in growing up, I was encouraged to meet and greet the world in a positive light.

Not only in old abandoned buildings and lost,left behind vehicles do I see beauty and wonder.  I see it in my fellow-man.

PL Precept #10  Love Yourself and Others

PL Principle # 3   I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

There will be more pictures of this house, (Norm’s “Thursday Doors”  but before I sign off, please let me show you the car that was left behind. It was being textured by Mother Nature, she was looking “some” good…=^_^=

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Beauty if in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it ….

For those of you who love “rust detailing” and the different patina that Mother Nature can bestow on metal

this car is showing a lot of promise

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Wordless Wednesday -location location

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Have a sun filled day everyone!

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bears repeating, just saying

Oyashikiri

Wordless Wednesday -forgotten, faded glory

 

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A cul du sac, all on its own could be seen from the highway, had to go back.  I felt such a strong draw … such a sense of abandonment from a place that had once had such a wonderful exciting and vibrant life.  The architecture of the houses with the faux fronts.. loved them.

A blessing and silent prayer for all of you today

P: Precept # 11 Always be with God

Thursday Doors -Sounds of Silence 3

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Even closed and silent

a door will tell a story

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like people

they are all unique

we need only

stop and listen

Namaste        –       Oyashikiri

 

Sounds of Silence #2

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drawn like a moth to a flame

your silence called out to me

I knew, I needed a closer look

unlike in the books

my heart didn’t race

in fact, of emotion there was little  trace

just the desire to get closer

my steps were sure as if

as if, somehow I knew

we had met before

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the years had aged you

 your tenants not always kind

there was not a blind

to hide your scarred and broken

parts inside.

you did your best,

you really did

sometimes, it really doesn’t matter

for life moves on

and you are left

not bare, but silent

the memories of what was

still visible on your face

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you’ve left the door open

for what will be, will be

you’ve come this far

at night under the stars

you’ll sleep the gentle sleep

of one who has loved

knowing, love will always be

the sound of silence

is a living memory

love is never lost

love IS

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Namaste      –       Oyashikiri

PL Precept # 11   Always be with God

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