Tuesday, 8 February 2011

ABC Wednesday - Derelict

The Furness Railway Locomotive Sheds mid demolition to make way for the Waterfront Project and marina which now will be disrupted and put on hold because of government cuts.  I meant to take a picture of the sheds still standing but due to my procrastination gene I never got around to it, however I did like the broken windows on this cloudy day.  The sheds (dating from the 1860s), original purpose was to refit and refurbish locomotives, in recent times they have been used by local businesses. I believe some of the dressed sandstone has been kept for use in other projects.  Not too late to get your free firewood.
Not demolished but a derelict farm, not an unusually sight in the outlying high fells of the Lake District and often used for storage or animal shelter in winter.  Higher up the fell was a sturdy looking
barn the walls repelling the weather but not the roof.  There is your taste of agricultural dereliction and here is
some industrial. The buildings of the old copper mines have become quite scenic over time and the valley has taken on their name. There are some miners cottages below, (not in the photo) now converted for holiday use, and the white walled Youth Hostel by the old workings lower down on the right.  A good stretch of the legs to get to work in past times and also for the postman delivering letters.
 Near Pleurmel, France
No use delivering post in this house of decay.

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22 comments:

Winchester Daily Photos said...

We'll soon see these on a property programme with a presenter calling them 'projects'!

Sylvia K said...

A sad but terrific post for the D Day! I think we're seeing things like this everywhere these days, I know we are here in the states. There are lots of housing projects that have just stopped, unfinished! Your photos are sad, but marvelous captures of the dereliction! And, yes, soon they'll be referred to as 'projects'! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia
ABC Team

EG Wow said...

Derelict buildings are so wonderfully photogenic!

Gigi Ann said...

Your post of the Derelict buildings are quite lovely, I enjoy pictures of old buildings.

Jane and Chris said...

What stunning pictures!
Jane x

richies said...

I find old buildings intriguing and often wonder about the people who have used them in the past.

An Arkies Musings

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful series of photos!

photowannabe said...

Love the textures and colors. they make the derelict buildings quite arty.

Wanda said...

Sad that they are falling down, but I too think the colors and textures and composition is excellent.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos, - it is sad to see buildings abandoned, but they have so many memories and such character.

chubskulit said...

Lovely!

Want to find out my D, come and see!

Gattina said...

I really enjoyed this sightseeing tour. A pity that these beautiful old buildings are just abandonned.

Roger Owen Green said...

oddly beautiful old buildings.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

jabblog said...

It's strange how some derelict buildings can become attractive and loved while others look so sad and lost. Terrific photos, as always :-)

Jingle said...

informative post.
very interesting shots.

Eryl said...

Derelict is such a beautiful word, and I rather like to see nature reclaiming her resources. Your barn with tree shot is wonderful!

forgetmenot said...

Great shots of the crumbling buildings--very creative and interesting.

Dhemz said...

lots of D's around here...very creative! Hope you can check out my ABC Wednesday entry too. Thanks!

milepebbles said...

gorgeous pictures! love the ones in the middle...

Shady Gardener said...

There are derelict buildings everywhere, aren't there? At one time, built with hope and "industry." They make one want to know the story. YOU have such beautiful countryside... thank you for sharing everything.

Paula Scott said...

Absolutely loving the derelict and decay of it all. Delightful!

Carola said...

Wonderful photos.