Impermanence

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned House on Moore Rd
Abandoned House on Moore Rd

While I love the weathered textures, rust and other features of decay, photographing an abandoned old house can bring mixed feelings.  There are melancholy thoughts of needless decline.  Why was this home neglected and forgotten?  But there is also an appreciation of the effort and sacrifice spent in building the home.  Lives were lived here, perhaps a family’s, it was their home.

There is peace found in the acceptance of impermanence as part of the cycle of life. There is after all, beauty in decay.

Reclamation

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1
Abandoned Neaves Home Composition 1

The overgrown vegetation and patina on metal are both evidence of Mother Nature’s slow but persistent reclamation of the natural and man-made world.  Our sense of order is often at odds with Hers. Will we regain our lost ability to live harmoniously before it’s too late?

Abandoned Barn on Rock Foundation

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Old Barn in George Gap Composition 2 Monochrome
Old Barn in George Gap Composition 2 Monochrome

This unique old barn was found on the back roads of Watauga County near Sweetwater, North Carolina. The stone foundation supports one side of the barn’s placement on the edge of a hill. The vine consuming the façade appeared to have died, leaving a thick, craggily branching structure attached to the barn. To appreciate the cool textures, click on the image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Looking Into the Abandoned

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Sagging Abandoned House 1
Sagging Abandoned House 1

Look through the windows into this sagging old abandoned house and imagine the lives once lived here and why this home was ultimately abandoned. For the best view into this home, click to see a high resolution version.

Abandoned Barn

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Abandoned barn in Grassy Creek, North Carolina in Ashe County near the border with Virginia

This abandoned old barn was another find from my Old Hwy 16 excursion while visiting Ashe County, North Carolina last month. For the best viewing experience, click to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Gutted Building

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

Gutted Albermarle Building Composition 1

This abandoned building in downtown Albermale, North Carolina has apparently been gutted to renovation. For the best viewing experience, click to see a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Camp North End Abandoned Flammables Storage Building

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Camp North End Abandoned Flammables Storage Building

One of several abandoned building not yet repurposed on the Camp North End adaptive reuse project north of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high-resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.

Hedgecock Barn Abstract

Black And White Photography, C.S. Young Jr., Photography
Hedgecock Homestead Barn Abstract 1

The Hedgecock Homestead was built around 1900 and represents a typical mid-sized tobacco farm from the era.  This is an abstract from one of the many barns on the property. For the best viewing experience, click on the image to view a high resolution version.

Cheers,

C. S.