Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

If it’s Friday, it must be France …

For this week’s post I’m joining in the Weekly Photo Challenge … any excuse to spend time in my photo albums! “Abandoned” is the theme.

Does your imagination run wild when you see abandoned properties? Mine does! I have an uncontrollable urge to capture the image and then my mind wanders as I consider what stories there are to be told.Provence-PSandsPhotos


Any time you like, just click on the photos to enlarge them. When you have some time, please visit some other participating blogs to see their photographic interpretations of “abandoned”. There’s an amazing selection!

I’m off to make up some stories!

Bon weekend, tout le monde!

Published by patriciasands

Patricia Sands lives in Toronto, Canada when she isn't somewhere else, particularly the south of France. With a happily blended family of seven adult children and, at last count, six grandchildren, life is full and time is short. Beginning with her first Kodak Brownie camera at the age of six, she has told stories all of her life through photography. Much to her surprise a few years ago, she began to write and has now published three novels, including two that are part of a six-book series set in the south of France. Love France? Love her work! Check out her website www.patriciasandsauthor.com She is particularly drawn to the rewarding friendships of women and the challenges many embrace once their families are grown. "It's never too late to begin something new," she enthuses. "As the saying goes, just do it!"

32 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

  1. Great pics again! I am also the type that loves to explore abaondoned buildings and properties. I find them intriguing.

    1. Exactly, Angeline … it is all about the stories. What are they? Who knows them? A coincidence with your wording: part of the story I am weaving right now involves a weaver! Hmmm – maybe that just seems funny to me. Time for bed!

    1. It can be that, for sure, Totsy. I’m a big scaredy-cat so I tend to fantasize about the romantic past there might have been … but you are right about the tale being unfinished. I want to know why!

  2. Insightful post. There is always a story behind an abandoned home. There is a profound knowledge that in some way it is “our story,” too! We all move forward and there are things we leave behind. Love stopping by…

    1. Thanks, I’m pleased you enjoy stopping by! I agree, there is something about an abandoned property that gives us all a sense we have the right to know the story. I can’t stop being curious about them.

      1. I wonder that also. I see it a lot in Italy….shells of what once was….all they need is to be rescued perhaps.

  3. Beautiful photos, Patricia, that take me right to Provence, where I would love to be right now. 🙂 Instead perhaps I’ll run upstairs and smell the lavender in the bag on my pillow.


  4. I bet you’ll come up with some compelling stories for these. The Ruins in the Lavender Field…sounds like a title for a murder mystery. 😉

      1. Yes, you’re not having a senoir moment. I didn’t dare write about it in case it fell through. The first and only person to view our house bought it, almost before it went on sale…………

  5. We had often dreamed of buying one of those when we were on the pénichette. There were so many, even an abandoned castle! We could have fixed it… but we grew old too fast…

    1. Life is filled with so many dreams, isn’t it? And those dreams are part of what keeps us moving forward. But, you are right, I couldn’t agree more … we grow old too fast. Indeed we do.

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