Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fading Away

After traveling to my hometown on Memorial Day, we took a detour on the way home and drove through the town where my father-in-law grew up. Like many other Montana towns, this one is slowly fading away. There is a melancholy sort of beauty in abandoned places that words cannot touch. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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7 comments:

Andrea said...

Oh wow, those pictures are amazing. I think it's so sad to see those towns fading away, but the stories those towns could tell. That old church picture is awesome! I have only ever seen buildings like that in pictures. I would love to see them first hand. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

What a shame about the church, it is beautiful. Wish it would be restored. Margie

Dawn said...

Your pictures are amazing!!!

It's sad to see buildings and towns fall into disrepair. Did you stop and peak into the church? I love to do that to abandoned homes and buildings. I like to imagine the life they once held.

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful pictures. Related to a post you did a few days ago, about lasts/firsts, those kinds of pictures always make me wonder: When was the last time someone stepped off that tractor? Walked out those church doors? Walked out of that house and closed the door? Did they know it was the last time?

Robin.

coffeepot said...

what beautiful pictures!

BoufMom9 said...

You really do take the most lovely photographs.
I fully agree with you about the subject in them... it speaks for itself.

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures.. It's a shame that we are losing the small towns..

Sandy

 
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