Empty, abandoned houses, buildings or especially churches are just that, abandoned.
We understand anything abandoned
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.
This video is worthy of your attention. Perfect six minute tour of the Abandoned Renaissance Fair in Fredericksburg.
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.
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