All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
--Ovid (43-17BC) Ancient Roman Poet and Author.
Is it just such a spectacle that, like an unfolding tragedy, "We cannot look away." Or is it that we find and must confront something of ourselves, our condition, our mortality there? Maybe it springs from a desire to share with others images of the forgotten and overlooked, to tell the story and capture the fleeting images of a past quietly fading away.
For me, I like to imagine what once was. The families gathered, the children playing, the warmth and sadness, laughter and tears these crumbling walls once contained.
I couldn't find any history about this place online, but looking at its rough-hewn logs... it's old. The 48 acre property upon which this place sits is for sale. The ad reads "Older cabin of no value being removed from property."
For a thoughtful discussion of our fascination with urban ruins, click here.
For those interested in seeing images of "Abandoned America" click here.