Wayzata, Minnesota

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sepia Saturday - 11 October 2014 Abandoned But Remembered

Empty, abandoned houses, buildings or especially churches are just that, abandoned.  

We understand anything abandoned 
is usually
doomed and
left to rot and decay away.
Sad, but true.

Unless, someone cares enough to step in.


Just simply abandoned.  That is all.

Are you ready for an adventure as we step back in time?
The place- Fredericksburg, Virginia

The photo reads, Filling their canteens, and was taken sometime between 1861 and 1865 (possibly May 1864) during the Civil War.

Abandoned But Remembered.

I learned about this lovely forest equipped with buildings which appear like you've stepped into an Elizabethan village of Stafford in the 1580's.   It's known today as the abandoned Renaissance Faire, of Fredericksburg.
(Not to be confused with their current location link here.)

The link below is a tour of the abandoned Renaissance property as it is today.

 George Washington's Mother owned this land at one time.

So what did the area look like in days gone by?

A few photos from back in 1927 Stafford County, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Photo from 1927

I'm not sure is that a dog, cat or cub, and do you think is it living, or not?
This photo was also commissioned by Mrs. Devore the restoration to her estate near Fredericksburg.

Again from Mrs. Devore's Estate.  Is this feed for animals?

Beautiful birdhouse as well.

Perhaps these are the hungry ones waiting to be fed?

Ferry Farm, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

So be sure to stop by the other Sepia Saturday posts and see what everyone else posting.


Linda said...

Awesome post and photos. I love a journey back in time. I already had a post planned for tomorrow (Saturday) on my blog in relation to a journey back in time which will publish then. You have a very nice blog, thanks so much for sharing.

Wendy said...

Yep - been there! In fact, my older daughter graduated from University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. We have visited Ferry Farm and Pope's Creek, both. I enjoyed visiting this part of the state again and also appreciate the savings on gasoline ;-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I wish we paid more, real attention to history. We keep re-living it.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

That's a great post. Thought-provoking. There's an other-worldly feel to some of those photographs too.

Karen S. said...

Wendy, I knew you'd know these places! It was so interesting reviewing the history there!

Karen S. said...

Mac you are right, repeat until we learn! Sad but true.

Karen S. said...

Mac you are so right! We repeat until we learn!

The Silver Fox said...

Some great shots here!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Love that cows on the lawn pic.

Filip and Kristel said...

It is strange that nobody tries to live there. Just break it open and install yourself. This would happen in Holland. No doubt about it. It is even allowed by law and the owner could not stop it.


Cloudia said...

What finds, K. And that looks like a little bear cub!

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= . <3

sage said...

Nice photos--I have enjoyed the times I spent in Northern VA and that Civil War photo might have been 150 years ago today.

Jo Featherston said...

Beautiful photographs, and my vote is that it's a dog lying patiently at the gate.

orchid Miyako said...

Oh Karen; Wonderful collections of pictures with Sepia color♡♡♡ Although different, these reminds me of my fathers pictures which was his (expensive) hobby more that half a century p:-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Cassmob (Pauleen) said...

It looks an amazing place to visit.

Mike Brubaker said...

A fascinating collection of photos that give the place a gentle pastoral quality, but peacocks would have made very noisy pets to have in the garden!

Little Nell said...

Even in black and white these are amazing images. A real step back in time. The only regret being the peacock displaying his magificent feathers!

Dara said...

Fabulous collection of photos Karen, thank you for sharing them. Given the love that went into creating such beautiful gardens, it's a shame to see the place abandoned now.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos which need no comment.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH! I do like the old photos! They DO make me feel like I'm stepping back in time.

Sharon said...

How I would love to be able to step back in time!!!!

I think it could be a dog by the way it is sitting with the hind leg.....but could not tell what breed as it really is funny looking!!