Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

Cheri Lucas Rowlands at the Daily Post says,

‘ For this week’s photo challenge, show us abandoned. You can go literal, as I have, and share a photo of ruins, a desolate place, or your idea of a wasteland. Or you can interpret it in other ways, from images of overlooked things to forgotten people.

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that shows us abandoned.’

I’ve decided to show you two boats, both abandoned locally. The first is on the Exeter canal, I took the photo about two years ago but I think it’s still there. IMG_2796

This one was taken years ago from Topsham Quay looking west. IMG_2811

This old beauty is just part of Topsham now and is much photographed. What is it about a decaying boat that appeals? If it was removed now the view wouldn’t be the same at all. Just to show it’s still there, I took this one more recently. The boat is on the far right. DSC_0126

Perhaps you will show us something abandoned? if so visit http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/28/photo-challenge-abandoned/


35 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

  1. The first one is a stunning capture Gilly. Still so majestic!
    I almost used the boats from my old home, but didn’t want to go back there 🙂

  2. Just crying out for some TLC but they make such wonderful photographic subjects. We often drive by a house which has a really old boat in the yard that’s been repurposed as a children’s playhouse – at least it’s still loved 😀

  3. Maybe because I live in a land “girt by sea” and because I have had a life long love affair with boats, I find your photos (especially the first one) particularly poignant.
    By the way, thank you for spending so much time perusing my blog, I appreciate it.

  4. an old beauty, and much loved by all who watch her listing in the water … I do hope she is not removed by some ‘authorities’ who decide she is a marine health hazard … gorgeous post Gilly!

  5. Abandoned boats have always given me the creeps! To the point where I love being in the sea at night but I hate to pass a wrecked ship on the way. I’m looking forward to share my post, as soon as I get it ready.
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful shots!

  6. Beautiful and amazing. The old wooden boat that once sailed gloriously. The sky that never left and continues to keep it company day after day. Somehow, it mirrors life and the path we travelled. Have a great Sunday.

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