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Please click here to see the improved photo with better clarity ABANDONED HOME.


In my previous post, I wasn't sure if that building was abandoned - well thats certainly NOT the case here.

Where do I start?
First, I understand if many of you do not find this subject very interesting. For me, its the opposite.

The reason why I titled this photo "Catch of the day" is simple...the best way to describe my passion for hunting down these abandoned homes is to compare it to a fisherman who catches fish. Once he catches one, he's proud, he's happy, he's deemed it a good day.

Same for me. I will drive off the main roads, go down broken pot holed roads, climb fences, do whatever it takes to find these. So for me, its not JUST the photo, its the overall experience, the hunt, the exploration. So even if you don't enjoy the boring photo (as i'm sure many of your will think that), try to look at it through my eyes and see how and why I appreciate abandoned homes so much.

I found this one completely in the middle of nowhere, and you can see on the MAP feature. There was no city or town for miles, so I left the city blank. Despite there being no other structures near this abandoned home, there was still a fence and a long long driveway leading up to it. So I climbed it, ripped my pants on some steel wires, but hey, no big deal.

Personally, the reason I like this photo is because of the blackened out windows, it gives the home a haunting look. When I went inside, it was 100% gutted. No furniture, no cupboards, no appliances, it's been abandoned for a long long long time. Sometimes the opposite is true.

Most people when they think of Iceland they see waterfalls, volcanoes, black sand beaches...I think of abandonment first. They add so much character to the landscapes. I'll post another abandoned home in my next post as well.

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