I Love Old Buildings

Loving old buildings, houses, churches, anything more than a 100 years old! 6,289 People

    The Eisenhower Executive Office Building

    reminds me of the Grand Budapest Hotel. It's so beautiful! <3
    glassbonespaperskin glassbonespaperskin
    18-21, F
    Mar 26

    As It Once Was...

    Visiting abandoned old houses had always been one of my favorite things to do and sometimes they even have little treasures in them. Sometimes i sends hours in a abandoned house i find. I always thought of them as terrible and beautiful at the same time. Terrible because...
    rain3 rain3
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2011

    I do! For me its the impressive work a detail we

    once used. The craftsmanship that turned a hobby into a way to live and earn your way in the world. I like to try and imagine what the beauty was before some were ruined by years of paint and updates. My place is over a 100 years old, butt better yet the people whom built it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

    An Old School Building

    A friend just moved into an apartment in an old brick school building near me.  I have driven by it often and wondered what it was like inside--now I know!  The paint in the hallways is peeling and the lighting is very poor so it seems a bit creepy when you walk into it...
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2008

    Wandering On The Backroads Of America

    A number of years ago, I had just dropped off my family at the airport in South Bend, Indiana as they flew to visit relatives living on the west coast. Knowing that if I went with them, I would be the chauffeur for 2 women and 4 kids (did not count their dog...but it was a...
    EloquentExec EloquentExec
    51-55, M
    8 Responses Nov 25, 2011

    Unfortunately the big old dairy barn on my farm

    is too far gone to save. It's a nice three story wooden structure, so I'm taking lots of pictures of it while I still can.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 18

    Something about a place

    that was once busy but has since been vacant
    okjackie okjackie
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2014

    I think its really fun exploring them.

    Across the street from my friends house in the woods there is an old mill. It had like underground places and a cave underneath it. Then at the end it has a good view of the lake. Its supposedly haunted but i dont know about that. But it was aweshum :3
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 18, 2014

    ​Not so much the old building themselves,

    although they do hold amazing history that peaks my curiosity. I like to solve the mystery, see the story behind contents of the place on it's own.Wouldn't you like to know what happened here, what the story was in this pic below
    Yeahbaybey Yeahbaybey
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Old Churches

    I have always lived in London and love City life.For the last 5 years I have been listing details and photographing all Churches in London and surrounding area purely as a hobby, I have really been taken with the beauty of these buildings, in all cases I have external photographs...
    sally1981 sally1981
    31-35, F
    14 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    One of the things that I always wound up

    thinking to myself after going through an old building is: "they don't make em like they used to." You can't help but notice the craftsmanship that went into such buildings like the solid stonework, brickwork, decorative moldings and woodwork. It is really impressive. Even in...
    technostar technostar
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jun 24, 2014

    I love old buildings,

    the way how they have been built and their histories. I live myself in an old house. It´s about 500 years old, and since more than 300 generations my family lives there. I am very proud of that and I really LOVE the house of my ancestors!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Sep 4, 2015

    I've always wanted to go into an old abandoned

    house and see if maybe I could uncover details about the last owner just to see what kind of life they lived.
    flightsteps flightsteps
    22-25, F
    Dec 29, 2013

    Crooked Tea House ~ Windsor

    Cream tea for one please. : D  Originally a market house built in 1592. No, it is not photoshopped and yes it is that crooked. 
    Azara Azara
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2012

    I am an avid collector of wonderfully old

    things. I absolutely love visiting old buildings, imagining their original craftsmen, the people who walked through the doors, and all of the history just waiting to be discovered.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    I love watching explorations of abandoned

    houses on YouTube. It makes my imagination go nuts to think about finding one myself and exploring.
    SunlilySky SunlilySky
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2014

    The architecture and time takin in the building

    process and attention to detail with the tools and man power they had to work with was simply amazing
    photohub photohub
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    Old Asylum

    I had the opportunity to work in a deteriorating asylum as a psychology intern my final year of college. The asylum was actually several buildings, grounds, cemetery, gardens, etc......all the buildings were closed except one ward when I worked there (in preparation to transition...
    41woman 41woman
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2010

    I feel like old buildings

    and houses have...a soul. You can feel the change in the atmosphere, like you're stepping back in time and leaving the modern world behind. I believe that when people die a part of their energy is imprinted in houses or on personal belongings. Maybe that's what I feel when I...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2015

    Sensual

    I spent much of my childhood living in a sixteenth-century former wool merchant's house. It was timber-framed, built of stone and cob, and the roof was thatched. Although it looked charming and "chocolate-boxy" from the outside, the real charm was in the detail. Each generation...
    bethturner bethturner
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 3, 2011

    الرياض هي مدينة عربيَّة

    تقع في الجزء الشرقي من هضبة نجد وتنتمي إلى الأقاليم التاريخية اليمامة ونجد، تبعد عن مدينتي مكة المكرمة والمدينة المنورة حوالي 800...
    top3rab top3rab
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Apr 3

    Been a part of some renovation of old buildings.

    It's really cool to get to see some of the old construction practices
    Highfive13 Highfive13
    31-35, M
    Jan 21

    I love old buildings

    that are turned into condos my fav design is industrial buildings or old buildings and modern furniture especially in Toronto and New York
    ngoodfellow1799 ngoodfellow1799
    16-17, M
    Jun 7, 2014

    My house is approximately 500 years old.

    Very often, when I am going through my house I wonder what the house could tell me about all the things what it has seen if it could speak.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    Being British I have grown up around extremely

    old buildings and a long, distinguished past. When I holiday or even on my home soil, I tend to always seek out the sites of architectural and archaeological interest rather than the beaches and clubs. Coming from a construction and architecture background as well as having an...
    HeyLookItsGemma HeyLookItsGemma
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    It was a great day after church

    and I stumbled upon this building around Rochester Park.A little history about this building .Rochester Park was named after a port town on the Thames estuary, reflecting the British colonial connection. Until the withdrawal of the British forces from Singapore in the late 1960s...
    birdsrestingonabranch birdsrestingonabranch
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    I particularly like art deco

    but unfortunately where I live most of those buildings have been, or are going to be, demolished. It is such a shame because the buildings of yesteryear have so much character and appeal.
    jflowerpot1 jflowerpot1
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Exploring is one of the many fun things I love

    to do. Sure sometimes involves sneaking over a fence, but that's part of the fun. Just don't get caught.
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    Feb 25, 2014

    Theres a certain charm to those cosy looking

    old bungalows that are just tucked into the by-lanes of a big urban city. And locating them gives you some hope that everything around you isn't all part of the fast pace of a city!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 13, 2014

    Abandoned Ones Are My Favorite

    I think it's just so beautiful to see what houses and buildings can become. I love seeing ivy climbing up walls and just seeing how serene and peaceful everything is with humans no longer in it and bothering it. As for non-abandoned ones, when I was a kid my dad's mom had a huge...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    2 Responses May 28, 2008

    Old Ghost Town

    My wife and I spent a weekend looking for a old ghost town in our area. We spent most of the day walking through woods and enjoying nature but just as we were getting ready to leave we found a fallen tree that had apparently grown through a house. It was kinda cool we found old...
    metalmenace metalmenace
    31-35
    1 Response Feb 15, 2013

    I like to think about the people

    who built them, and the people who had memories inside the walls. I love Victorian buildings and their history.
    wellthatwasweird wellthatwasweird
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    i look for a a Home : a forest,

    fields, a house, villa, swimming pool, veranda, manor, castle, cottage, haussmanian, victorian flat, duplex, buildings, hotel , palace, casino, harem, in a nice place like French Riviera, Paris ( tout arrondissement, banlieue ), Marseille, Lyon, Bordeaux, London, NYC, Miami...
    steack2 steack2
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

    That's one of the reasons

    that I love living in the uk.... Both my partner and I love old buildings; they were crafted with care OR just made as functionable as possible.... Just the thoughts of who lived in those buildings, the period of time that those buildings were created. Fascinating.....and, of...
    KarenDurose KarenDurose
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2014

    I am an Architectural Designer

    so I love the old buildings they have culture and outstanding design . I try to always incorporate some features found in an older building
    MrRaymond00 MrRaymond00
    41-45, M
    Jan 9
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 28

    I am still in dream..

    . I like to I expecting Everyday I wanna have coffee and cigarettes in my dream....
    skyglad skyglad
    22-25, M
    Apr 15

    So I ended up going to Texas

    for a funeral and I fell in love with all the old historical building. This picture is of the Bishop Palace. Located in Galveston, Texas. It was one of my favorite buildings there.
    megann08092012 megann08092012
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    Arnhem cemetary... A lesson in respect,

    A lesson in humility, A lesson in what NOT to take for granted.
    Xalinder Xalinder
    36-40, M
    Jan 8, 2015

    So Sad When They Get Torn Down

    I like old buildings. I wish they stay up forever. Anything that is older than 62 years old I like to stay up. Every time I see an old building get torn down, i always feel upset and sad inside. I feel they are getting rid of the history about the city when they tear them down. I...
    girlwithanxiety girlwithanxiety
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2012

    I do believe all old buildings have

    a place to be restored an they stay as old reminders of our rich vast yester years.
    marblemuck marblemuck
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2015

    Its Like Walkin In the Shadows of Historys Footsteps

    When Im in an old building I can become very quiet.  It is not hard for me to look around and "see"  who was here before me.  I want to walk where they walked and touch what they touched.  I dont just want it, I need it. I want to know what that...
    jesyka jesyka
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2008
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