Abandned House in Topeka Kansas Rear View

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© Steven Schutz
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After taking the photograph of the lonely dust pan, I made my way outside to take a few shots of the rear of the house.
This shot I feel is more interesting than the image of the front of the house by far.
As I pondered this shot, a thought struck me..Perhaps this was the front of the house? mabyee..I wondered about the road out front, was it paved when this house was built?..was it even there?..normaly a road runs along the front of the house, and the front of the house faces the road.. right?..I doubted the house was REAL old..perhaps 75-100 at best..mabyee a bit less..judging from the shingles and siding.
Interesting aspects of this photograph are many..working from top to bottom, The bricks on the roof..obviously somebody threw them up there for an unknown reason..interesting to me..there was a fireplace inside made of red brick, perhaps and most likely it came from that, perhaps the chimney collapsed and its remanents were strewn about the roof by a wicked storm...one will never know..
another interesting ingredient to this image is the apparent hole to the right of the structure near the corner, at first I thought it ws mabyee a gunshot hole but the hole was too round, so I thought it perhaps a hole for some sort of vent. a few other aspects of this image is the siding missing from around the rear door that was also missing as was he front door. The wood beneath the siding, worn and stained, provided a look as to how the building was built as well as provide contrast to the rest of the building and image in general. When one can see through the doors and windows to the front of the structure and see the outdoors, it gives one, at least me the sense of a skeleton, or skeletal remains, empty and devoid of life

5 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    How very sad.


    BEHZAD F (Deleted) gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    beautiful shot and tribute, i love the feel of this.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    I think this was probably the front of the house. Abandoned buildings call out to me. Please post more.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    wonderful find and your narrative is so absorbing! I wonder how it will turn up if this is in b&w. Just curious. Love the color tone here, Steven.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (31 Mar 2010):

    thought that I had "faved" this one before.... it is a great shot

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