Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, September 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday - Exploring Old and Abandoned - 20 September 2014

Welcome to  Sepia Saturday 

While our theme offers adorable little faces, and a most skeptical kind of housing, I'm interested in a bit more sturdy structure.

OLD MANORS and Such 


Parlange Plantation Manor House 
New Roads, Louisiana



this week for me with SEPIA SATURDAY




"The cities and mansions that people dream of are those in which they finally live." - Lewis Mumford



Every manor should have a unique gate for an entrance.






Of course we must take a peek inside lovely, Rockwood Manor.


Rockwood Manor is a 150 year old estate that has now within a public park facility in Wilmington, Delaware.



How about your own manor, built in 1870 and listed on the Preservation Directory?  This Incredible Gothic Revival Facade could be yours for a mere $16,500.  It's located in Oxford, NY. 8 South Washington Avenue.




This stately manor, the Arlington Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi and built by Mrs. Jane White








This manor is featured on the link provided below.  It is now decaying rapidly and sits abandoned.







12 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that first image - wow!

Cloudia said...

Atmospheric and fun!


ALOHA from Honolulu
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La Nightingail said...

It didn't look too bad until I read about the fire & all. Oh well.

Wendy said...

Oh the first manor -- covered porches, big ol' tree with Spanish moss, and a tire swing. All that's missing is a bowl of jambalaya.

Little Nell said...

Nice twist Karen; I love the one with the dress and hat laid out. Just for me I think.

Jeanie said...

Very impressive images, Karen. They have sun a romantic feel.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Great take on this week's challenge!

Bob Scotney said...

What a magnificent tree it deserves a mansion like that and someone to swing on the tyre.

Mike Brubaker said...

I love old houses and the more decrepit the better. But as a carpenter and home renovator, I can say the scariest part is the cost and time needed to make them whole again!

Sharon said...

Yes that first picture is wonderful. It makes me want to visit and sit on the porch relaxing and watching children playing.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

If Rockwood Manor was a hotel then I wouldn't mind staying in it. And $16,500 seems like a low price, but maybe the neighborhood isn't that good.

Tattered and Lost said...

That tree! That tree! I want to live near that tree!