Lost in the Woods

I didn’t get lost on my walk this week but I did come across this old shed that had the distinct appearance of being abandoned and lost in the woods. On closer inspection, it appeared that it may still be in use – I couldn’t say for sure, but I did like the aged appearance of it. Covered in moss, spider webs and snow the rusty corrugated iron sheets seemed well camouflaged in the winter woodland.

My descending approach to the shed took me through some deeper snow, the sound of which can be heard on my first post for this week. Care had to be taken and you can hear the point in the clip where I stumble. The rough track and the need to clamber over brambles to reach the shed again suggested it may no longer be in use, but who knows – the ways of those working the land will, perhaps, always hold some mystery.

Shed in Woods

Woodland Birds

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The penultimate photo in this sequence (cobwebs) can also be seen in monochrome at Leanne Cole’s Photography blog post Monochrome Madness MM 2-42.

There Boats – No Men

No men in these boats, but then there wouldn’t be at this time of tide! The tide goes out a long way in the Loughor Estuary but that just means it covers a lot of ground in a relatively short space of time.

Boat at low tide

Boat at low tide

boats at low tide

Three Boats – No Men

No men in these boats, but then there wouldn’t be at this time of tide! The tide goes out a long way in the Loughor Estuary but that just means it covers a lot of ground in a relatively short space of time.

Boat at low tide

Boat at low tide

boats at low tide

The Second Surprise

My second surprise find in the old burnt out abandoned building I found while crossing a field on a recent evening walk were these old cars. I have some enquiries to make in order to find out what the car is. I thought about an MG Midget and a friend suggested a Sunbeam but if anyone out there recognises it as something else, please let me know in the comments.

rusty car

rusty corrugated iron

Abandoned in a Field

It wasn’t just thistles in this field (see previous post). This abandoned and burnt out building held one or two surprises.

A tangled mass of rusty corrugated iron was the first.

abandoned building

Rusty corrugated iron

wire and rusty metal

 

Abstract Patterns and Waiting for Pizza

I like the patterns that can be seen in some of the architecture of Park Tawe in Swansea but the Deep Pan Pizza Company left these premises some time a go, and however visually interesting abandoned buildings can be,  it is always a bit sad to see the results of the unwanted.

We ate there only once and had to wait so long for our meal to arrive that it was unlikely that we would have returned. Was it the same for others?

abstract roof

abandoned building

broken sign

Out of Use but Not Abandoned

My walk along the Borgue road on the Galloway coast in Scotland revealed a number of places for sale. However, although the gates in the first image are no longer in use, from what I could see, the estate behind them is. I wonder if this entrance will ever be used again.

The building in the second image is not the same place and is just waiting for someone to take an interest greater than photography.

old gates

property for sale