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I Am Enthralled With Ancient Dwellings

Gather together and share your fascination with abandoned spaces.. 572 People

    Terrorsquirm

        There are several things that happened here in this house that I remember... none of them pleasant. This place ranks high on the creepchart of places I photographed... during the winter of my digital madness. 1.The moment I entered the maw that was the door,hot...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 24 Responses May 28, 2008

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    She Jumps

    The Watcher Plantation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This photo was taken from the inside of a third floor bedroom. I could feel that a young woman had stood poised in the same spot.. gathering her courage to jump to her death. She threw herself from this window...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2008

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    Dwelling That Started the Winter of My Obsession

    Isn't she beautiful? I will never be the same after seeing her in all her haunted beauty...  This was the the house that started my demented winter. I returned again and again to take photos in different light and from different angles.  There is more to this...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    I Love Castles...

    I took a trip to England a few years ago, and visited the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and Warwick Castle. I had interesting experiences in all of them. I have a few pictures which have, shall we say, "hints of the invisible" in them. The first day there, we spent a good...
    gillianmcg gillianmcg 56-60, F Jul 30, 2010

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    i love old places and how nature over time breaks them down and leaves them shells of there former glory. ruins speak to us about lives past and times gone by. they also remind us of our own journeys.... cool
    redgone redgone 31-35, M 12 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Dwelling the First

    I have done photodocumentation of some old and odd buildings. .. I went back to this dwelling several times. There was a person watching me photograph from a distance...across a field.   I was ready to leave when my friend Alice arrived to pick me up. I have been...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Secret Society Crawlspace

    Easing carefully thru the small door that gave entry under the Secret Society building, I had to stay low to avoid the beams that seemed to be dripping spider webs. Nothing much worse than a face and hair full of spider webs in the dark under one of these old places. Here is the...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses May 1, 2009

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    This Week.....

    This week I have visited a lot of the attractions of Northern Ireland with my visiting friend.  The one in particular that I enjoyed the most to revisit was Dunluce Castle-  the ruins of the castle stand on a cliff in County Antrim, and one night in 15th Century, the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 10, 2008

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    MAry's House

    I did get to MAry's House in Turkey. Very powerful.
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 1 Response May 22, 2009

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    There's Not a Lot I Lik...

    There's not a lot I like better than to explore mysterious ruins. Of course, I don't really get the chance to very often. But every time I go past something like that, or see a picture or video of a ruin, and am not able to fully examine it, I live a little piece of my heart with...
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F Nov 6, 2008

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    Dear Jane

     Jane Dear. May I say thank you for your hospitality? You and the current owners of your house have been kind and gracious allowing me to return here again and again and even allowing me to spend the night. {alone with no electricity} There are several things I wish to...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 11 Responses May 11, 2008

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    Architecture Nerd In the House

    So Ive studied architecture for over four years. and I love it.  I love sitting around identifying the diff. elements on the building.  There is one around here called the Harmening house, and it is in the Italianate style, and it is amazing.  It has ginger...
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Jul 26, 2008

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    Who Were They

    that lived here? how did they live? were they good people or bad? were the loved, were they happy?  do there spirits remain? what would it have been like to live there at that time.  and someplaces we see really call to us. why? did we live there in a past life or...
    sbigay sbigay 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    Look Away Dixieland

    The Watcher Mansion - Kentucky. peaceout
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    How It All Started...

    How it all started?? Alice...had just been widowed and was living for the first time alone in a large new house with 3 bedrooms. Lonesome and fearful of things bumping in her night,she called me and asked me to come keep her company. Hopped on the next jet to Kentucky with...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 14 Responses Dec 21, 2007

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    Amazed...

    that a people long ago could build some of the things that were built. I wonder what they did in the location. I'm in awe with the architecture. I like to feel the energy of the place.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    They Have Soul

    There is nothing in the world that compares going on an un-official tour of ancient dwellings.  By that I mean you get to crawl around the heart and soul of a building.  There are no guide ropes to keep you from touching the wood work, from peering into crawl spaces...
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Empty Shack

    ancient, old abondoned they all have their story, i love to explore and get an idea of the people that lived there, to imagine why they disppeared. To imagine that love probably existed between these four walls. I travel around the countryside sometimes looking for places like...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 3 Responses May 28, 2008

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    Ghosts Or "Living Rings"

    I read ablmu65's story and a few years ago would have said, "Oh, posh-tosh".  However, I have lived in this older home for 16 years and all our family, my husband, and our 4 children have heard many crazy things when we knew no-one was pulling our legs.  It...
    Callalilly Callalilly 61-65, F 3 Responses May 12, 2008

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    Love `em

     they just draw me.they seem to have a life of their own.i sometimes wished they could tell the story .and some seem to have a touch of majic and mystery.and those are the ones i really love to see.were i live there is an ancient cave that the native indians say is were all...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Jul 5, 2009

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    This Is Totally True of Me

    There is something about old places that I draws me.  I dislike boring modern architecture.  I don't care at all for boxes or "cave porches"  I have lived and places that are like this and they have a nice fresh feeling that is good and  totally...
    MissLily MissLily 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Oh Yes. ...

    Oh yes. When I step into a medieval castle (and there's a lot of them here in Portugal) I wonder how many lived there in the past, how they lived, how many times people were killed, love was made...
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    The Watcher And His Plantation

      This one had a "WATCHER"...      Watchers are usually some part of the family that once lived in the haunt. Many times these old houses have been owned by the same families for several generations. The watcher here was a friendly sort...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 41 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Delete Key

        The winter of 2005 was unlike any other winter. My beautiful youngest daughter had soared on the wings of a life of her own crafting. Like her older siblings she had a home,a job and a car and a toy Fox Terrier.   WHEW.   Job well done methinks...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 21, 2008

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    Cliff Dwelling

      My friend who is a native to Arizona took me to a place off the beaten path a few years ago.  We had to cross a river with strong currents and climb up a rocky mountain, but when we got there it was worth the struggle.  A very spiritual feeling came over me and...
    kcvenus kcvenus 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2009

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    Title?

    I hadn't a dream like this before. The kind of dream where you can experience what feels like a lifetime in a matter of moments.This was eye opening. I woke in damp meadow of grasses and flowers, left cold. In a fog that calm me in every sense of the word. There was a frigid wind...
    Dondonc17 Dondonc17 18-21, M May 5, 2013

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    Like Anasazi Ruins and Stuff...

    I just came back from a vacation in Utah. While there i visited Anasazi state park, it is out in Boulder utah, and is a site where Anasazi used to live, it has remains of their dwellings and village. Very cool, very mysterious. I wish that the Europeans who found the...
    RebeccaRSR RebeccaRSR 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2008

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    Likewise

    I read a lot of scientific news. A lot of news, in general. But I always get tremendously fascinated by the findings of ancient ruins, especially when they've been dug out from under the ground. It's compelling stuff for me.   Yup   Sure is.
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    No Anesthesia

        Jane Todd Crawford was dying and she knew it. She lived on the Kentucky frontier 200 hundred years ago. She was a slight woman,46 years of age. She rode her horse 60 miles to reach a town that had a doctor. His name was Ephraim McDowell. He had no degree to...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Cat Slide Roof

    My husband was born and raised in a 13th century Kentish longhouse which had been enlarged over the years, and had a cat slide roof. The kitchen floor was initially dirt, which his father would tile with quarry tiles, which would gradually sink into the ground, and he'd put...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 1 Response May 12, 2008

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    Castles

    Ooh, I love castles.  And cathedrals.  Maybe it's all the stone.  But then, I love old brick houses too.  And old not-brick houses.  And little, tiny seaside towns where all the buildings were built back in the 20's and 30's.
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2008

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    Someday :)

    Ever since I was a little girl I've been in love with old houses. Antebellum, Victorian, etc... They are just amazing to me. They tell so many stories and not many people appreciate them. Anytime I see an old house I have to stop and take a picture. I really think I was born in...
    WatchMeFly WatchMeFly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2009

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    Seriously Haunted- the House That Made Me Run

    Today I went inside a seriously HAUNTED house...it was so bad that Alice got physically ill sitting in the car nervously wondering if I would BE ABLE to get back out!! I was inside there,wondering the same thing as I tipped from room to gutclinching room....freezing everytime I...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 22, 2008

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    Secret Society

    2007 Whoever was upstairs was making a LOT of noise and I was glad I was almost finished with the food down in the kitchen. The man who had unlocked the downstairs for me returned after a few hours and came in the kitchen and asked how the food was coming along. It was...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 49 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Not Necessarily Ancient But Old

    Perhaps it's the passage of time that fascinates me, or the thought of myself as a single tiny thread within an infinite tapestry. History interests me but not as an avid pursuit and it isn't a quest for knowledge that motivates me, it's the feeling of connection. Echoes of the...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F Oct 22, 2010

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    Dwelling the Second - House of Haunted Jane

    Photo documentation of the Jane Todd Crawford Home. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    Jane?..are you home? No matter,will enter dwelling another time. Many fields surround.. home rests on ancient ground * CLICK * Up your rear What do I hear...
    PeaceOnEarth PeaceOnEarth 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    Something magical happens the first time you hear about ancient Egypt. Maybe you see a mummy movie or visit a museum. Or, like me, a teacher hands you a mysterious worksheet at...
    ScottPeters ScottPeters 36-40 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    The elementary school I attended actually had an Egyptian mummy of a child which they kept in a glass case that we all filed by when going to assemblies. We regarded it with a...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M Apr 7

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    I decided after much thought and a lot of persuasion from my friend to go out for the evening with her. This would be a bit of a treat for me to go to this upscale bar for a drink...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    what could you add or say about this? Ill just say what I think of a episode I saw called "LIFE AFTER PEOPLE" Life after People Humans, as a species, are more like animal viruses...
    luisito196 luisito196 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I just walked around the section in the British Museum with my mouth agape, similarly in the Metropolitan. What did these people have in mind? The society was based on gods and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I am inlove with my science teacher! I am a senior in high school and my science teacher is so cute to me. He is not really handsome or athletic but he is super geeky and corny...
    alwaysdolledup alwaysdolledup 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I met her when I was about six years old. I was a street rat at the time and had to fight for most things. I slept in the alley behind her house when my mother was drunk which was...
    ttremain ttremain 18-21, M Apr 6

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    A lot of it has to do with not wanting to be a downer but also not having a lot of support. Honestly one of the things that most makes me depressed is the unreliability...
    Jaideiris Jaideiris 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I used to work with this guy for over a year, but I quit in July. I've known him for 2 years now and I've had feelings for him for almost 2 years. He's always been married, so we...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I dont know with who, hell I dont even care. I need a break from my family and everything. Sometimes people think that your life almost perfect, that the only thing you're worried...
    Lunaaaa Lunaaaa 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    Your attitude, how you carry yourself , your mind , your beauty , caring, kiddish , Your eyes, your hairs , your cheeks, Your cheeks , Lips, your body , your boobs , your passion...
    on4U on4U 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I think it's absolutely adorable when boys sleep with a teddy and suck their thumb!! I find it so attractive!!!
    spidygirl96 spidygirl96 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    m 16 usa (top) kick me live butt pics (not hole) to usermame : Unonx and i'll respond with cawke pics asap
    Aome Aome 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    My so-called friends never understand me when I'm depressed. They don't know how badly my heart aches when I'm forced to go to a social event with them and the anxiety starts to...
    VerucaRose VerucaRose 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I haven't posted here in a long long time. I would like to say I am over Mr.Rose. Not fully because every now and then I admire his cute nerdy eyes and suits but I won't try to...
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F Mar 24

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    I'm not in love with this person, they're more of a drug to me but recently I has snapped out of it. See you can too :-)
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F Mar 24

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    Perhaps I already have? We all may have met the person we are meant to be with already but the stars and planets haven't aligned just right yet. Makes you wonder doesn't it?
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 24

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    Myself and my husband have been trying for 6 years to get pregnant. I have had 2 miscarriages and 2 failed attempts at IVF. I have had every test and so hast husband and we have...
    Tombes Tombes 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't like to, I feel better with it on.