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.
This one was taken years ago from Topsham Quay looking west.
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.
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”
Yes, I agree, there is something sad and haunting about abandoned boats…
very poignant images Gilly…perfect for the theme
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 🙂
Absolutely fabulous, Gilly. I sooooo want to go on board! 🙂
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 😀
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.
Thank you, I had a lovely time 🙂
I think old boats are like old barns – they beg to be photographed.
They really do beckon with their forlorn, lost state. I guess as long as they don’t become a hazard to other boats they’re there to rot down to their keelbones.
they are filled with adventurous tales (tails)
I’m sure you’re right about the ‘tails’ – yuk!
Gilly, I agree that abandoned boats look lost and forlorn. All the joy that they could give is just wasted. Lovely photos, as usual.
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!
Wünsche ein gutes und schönes Weekend liebe Grüße Gislinde
Bet it has LOTS of stories on board ! Nice one!
I can imagine the tales many a sailor could tell.
Perfect for the challenge. You always have the most
Beautiful photos with a sad underlying tone.
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!
Oh yes, definitely abandoned. Nice capture Gilly. Margie
These are all wonderful – the top on is my favorite!
beautiful images – stories begging to be told. thanks for sharing.
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.