Past Lives

Returning to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago from visiting my parents, I decided to take a sideroad off of Hwy. 321 to see what I could find. As luck would have it, I came across this little house. Even though it’s in bad shape, the house still has remnants of when someone cared for it. The carved Victorian-like brackets, the window trim with red paint residue and the brick sidewalk are all evidence of one of its previous owners that loved this house. I’ve always thought that if you look closely enough, an old, abandoned house can reveal something about its previous inhabitants. They also liked flowers because I could see irises and spring bulbs pushing through the ground and leaves, as well as as a clay pot in the make-shift basement. I couldn’t really discern its age since the house has been added to several times, but I would guess it’s late 19th century…

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5 responses to “Past Lives

  1. Great place and terrific pics. It makes me sad to see these old places crumbling away. You put it so well, about discerning something about the lives that were lived there….the people who came and went. You’re doing a real service by preserving such places in your photography and essays.
    Thanks, Pam.

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    • Pam, I just discovered an oldie that looks interesting….on the left-hand side of 100 when you’re heading toward our place. It’s set way back and hard to see. I’ll have to show you, but keep your eyes open on your way over and you may spot it. It looks red from the road.

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