Saturday, March 21, 2009

Round Robins: The Old Place


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This grand old gal was once the belle of the ball. Now she's a bit rundown in the heels, neglected and fading. Still, she fires the imagination, doesn't she?

To find more old places visit Round Robins Photo Shoot.

23 comments:

Chris said...

Awesome shot and a great old house. When I see buildings like this, I like to imagine them when they were brand new and see the pride in the owner's face.

Suzanne R said...

She certainly does fire the imagination! What a great way to describe the house, too. She's still beautiful; just needs some touching up here and there.

Carly said...

Hi Vicki :)

Beautiful place! It reminds me of Meek estate, here in the East Bay. I love old homes like this one. I can imagine all kinds of stories about them from the romantic to the spooky. LOL. Right now it's raining outside, so spooky is on my brain.

Carly

Wammy said...

What a great old house. A tin roof. And it looks as though someone lives there. What I wouldn't give. I wish someone would come along with lots of money and fix her up. What a beautiful place she would be.

Terri said...

Gosh that's gorgeous! I'll take the tower, please, for a writing room.

Yecap said...

A little spooky even, or maybe cooky...

Brought back some flash backs of the Adams Family. Wouldn;t want to go past there at night!!

Cool pic.

Martha said...

What a beautiful old place. I can just imagine restoring it!
Happy spring! :-)

JC said...

Definitely fires up the imagination... a writers and photographers dream you have there.

Wondering what it's like on the inside...

Nancy said...

Ooh...neat shot! It almost warrants a story to be written with it.

Nancy

http://nancyluvspix.blogspot.com/2009/03/aging.html

MyMaracas said...

Nice to see I'm not the only sucker for a pretty face LOL. I'd love a chance to restore and live in a house like this too. The tower would make a terrific writing room. And I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to discover a ghost or two in residence.
Wouldn't it be great to decorate for Halloween and Christmas?

MyMaracas said...

P.S. Somebody IS living there, which is why I didn't get other angles. This was the best I could do without trespassing. Pity. I bet there's a wealth of photo ops inside, too.

Marina said...

oh, yeah! she's gorgeous and "imagination" provoking.....

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This old house must have loads of history from generations to generations.

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Family Affair Photography said...

What a shame to see her neglected like this! She should be given some TLC and restored to her grand beauty! Places like that make great wedding venues for small intimate romantic weddings, during the week they are used for business meetings,etc. At least that is the trend out here. Some have been made into a bed and breakfast type. She just BEGS for that TLC and to be put back to use.

I want her! :-)

Monica

Family Affair Photography said...

Oh someone is living there? I thought it was vacant when I looked at the photo. She needs to be taken care of!

Monica

Linda said...

Oh, I love the house!!! Wouldn't it be fun to have unlimited funds and be able to restore it!

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is the most wonderful shabby chic I ever seen.

Wonderful. I wonder how interior looks like. Can you share?

Enjoy!

MyMaracas said...

Richie, no, I'm afraid I have no shots of the inside. I surely do wish I did.

Carletta said...

Oh my! The first thing I did was enlarge it and start looking. I have this thing about looking for ghosts in the windows. I'm weird that way; but, I could swear there was a face looking out of the middle window on the right.
It would be so wonderful if it were restored.

MyMaracas said...

Woah,Carletta,you're right! It's a strange, alien-looking face, but it's there. Maximum creepage.

Jama said...

It's a beautiful place, with a little sprucing I bet that place will look even more beautiful.

Mojo said...

That was exactly my thought when I saw this... Oh the possibilities!

Great entry!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, wow. Wonderful photo, but what a shame that it's been allowed to fall into such a state. It doesn't even really look salvageable, but I hope I'm proved wrong before it's too late.