Thursday, July 28, 2011

INTERIORS

So it's no secret I love abandoned houses. High in the hills above the Strip sits this poor old lady. Mold, mildew, and chandliers is all she wrote. There was no breaking and entering, just entering, in the dark, carefully.       Click to enlarge
































15 comments:

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Spooky and Gorgeous. Those cobwebs are unbelievable. Gorgeous colors and lighting. Have you read "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children?" I have it on the shelf waiting to read but take a look at this video about the author's search of abandoned homes to find the perfect one for his book video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VM5ikr2rwY&NR=1

This is right up your alley. I am finishing up a book now and then will read this one.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Kevin:
How absolutely fascinating. Like you, we should have loved to explore this abandoned house and to imagine all that has been as well as all that could be.

loveandlilac said...

Golly, those cobwebs - so Miss Haversham! I recall there is an abandoned house that belonged to Houdini up there in the hills?
Louise

Mick said...

What great pictures! With the old chandileres and that rotting old harp I half expected an on-the-run Natilie Wood and James Dean to be in there too!

Gary said...

Kevin,

You are such a tease! Offering us these wonderful pictures and no back story. My head is swimming with the Who’s, What’s and Where for’s. And a harp? Seriously? The surreal of the pictures are great, the way they titter on the brink of dream and nightmare, the slightest whisper could topple into one or the other. – gary

David Toms said...

How absolutely fascintating. I am also so intrigued by abondoned places, especially almost intact ones. I am always asking why were these places just left as is for time to take over?

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

A harp? strange.....

Midcenturymadam said...

Why??? How very sad that this grande dame is sitting waiting for the final curtain call. She is so beautiful. The photos are very ethereal. It's unbelievable to me that the chandelier and harp are still there. Is there a chance she may still be rescued? Or is she doomed for a tear down to be replaced by some giant ugly house? The photos are absolutely beautiful. They look like paintings. I think they are frame worthy. At least there would be something saved of such a beautiful place. I need to have a second look.

Barbara said...

How sad! I'll bet in it's day it looked great.

Is there a story behind this house?

the gardener's cottage said...

are you sure you weren't at universal studios? this place looks just like a movie set. v cool kevin.

Charlotte Holmes said...

Amazing, to think this is California. I have an Italian friend who takes photos of abandoned farmhouses in rural Italy. This could be there.

YONKS said...

What an amazing space. I am so glad to have found your inspirational blog. Your newest UK follower.
Dianne :-)
YONKS UK

Susie said...

KEVIN,
JUST LIKE GARY...I WANT TO KNOW THE STORY OF THE HOUSE,PLEASE . YOU ARE LUCKY TO LIVE WHERE YOU HAVE MANY BACK GROUND STORIES FOR EVERY HOUSE:):) SMILES, SUSIE

Mark D. Ruffner said...

OK, Kevin, fess up! We all know that you dragged that harp over there for just the perfect blog shot! No? Well, there's one heck of a story here!

Thombeau said...

I absolutely love these!!!