January 8, 2010

I love old...

I love
peeling paint
broken windows
caved in roofs
ladders with missing rungs
cracked pottery
empty brick silos
paths worn into the earth
windmills with missing paddles
dead trees
pitted glass bottles
cracked slate chalk boards
and
sepia photos
but
I love new
too
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just not as much
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44 comments:

  1. I'm with you. There's something so very special about the fabric and texture of 'old'!! Love the image!!

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  2. I am new to taking pictures and playing around with photoshop.Since I started,my love for the old has awakened in the images I take.Perhaps its the history of it all.
    Wonderful image and Post!!!
    Warmest Regards,Cat

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  3. the old has what the new doesn't yet... an aura...

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  4. First, I've been meaning to tell you how much I like the name of your blog. So simple, yet very thought provoking, and humorous.

    I like your photos and words, too.
    I like old buildings and other old things in situ. I like to think that someone put it there or built it or lived there. I wonder at the history, usually personal, that is holds.

    Thanks,
    Greg

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  5. I just decided I want a brand new house that looks old but has new plumbing, etc. Then I would decorate with new furniture and old accents!!!

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  6. so with you on this!
    kt

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  7. "Old" seems to have a story behind it, doesn't it? Personally in the "new" I like computers (moved onto a refurbished Mac now!), ideas and fresh bread. Have a great unravelling kind of day!

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  8. old is always interesting. always.

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  9. And I love your photos, Beth. this one? sigh ... oh double triple quadruple sigh ...

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  10. Me too. I always wonder what secrets are behind the old walls.

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  11. I used to love new until I married an Englishman and he showed me the wonder and awe of old. I much prefer it now.

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  12. yes i love it...were we at the same place?! if I see you you know I would give you the biggest hug!

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  13. Delightful little post. Just the thing I needed after sitting down with a fresh cup of coffee and getting ready to work...

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  14. It always makes you wonder, doesn't it? Who loved it? Who left it behind? Why? Where did they go?

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  15. no wonder we're such good friends. :)

    i love old too

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  16. i like a mix-old and new-comfort and fresh

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  17. I seem to treasure both as well. I have a newer house filled with my mother's and grandmother's old furniture and trinkets :) I can't say which I prefer over the other however... Beautiful photo...

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  18. As always, you say it better and more beautifully than anyone I know!

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  19. old has character ... character has story

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  20. Me too...there is a story to be told with "old". Beautiful capture here...

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  21. you love old because you can capture it so beautifully!
    Love it.
    Lots of feeling in this.

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  22. Me too!...and I love my wrinkles too...sort of:)

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  23. Yup, isn't it grand? And you've captured every nuance of what makes it wonderful.

    :-)

    (((hugs))),
    love,
    me

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  24. I'm with you, Beth. There is something to be said when can see the character or read the history of something at a glance.

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  25. i am totally with you! love the SOUL of old.........

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  26. Hey there girlfriend, I am right there with you, you described everything I love. Hug to you. love the photo.

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  27. Amen, sister. You just said it for a lot of us.

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  28. you ToTALLY captured my sentiments as well here. beautiful form, beautiful photo.

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  29. I'm with you. The older the better. The character, patina, age. I love it all.

    xo

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  30. Sometimes I will drive past an old deserted shack in the country, all overgrown with vines and weeds. I will say to myself, I could live there. Hide away and make a secret cottage just for me. Your picture reminds me of just that.

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  31. I've missed some great posts of yours...I loooove the little hat on the running away boy...and I have to let my boys read your post about fragrances....they go through Axe Body spray like they have stocks in it (maybe I should!)

    I like how artistic old can look..when the right person is behind the camera, and by that I mean you!

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  32. I especially like old barns! And I love visiting my friends who have incorporated the old and the new in their decorating - they come together so beautifully in the right hands.

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  33. Beautiful words and photo - as always.

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  34. Oh Beth you do have the most stunning pictures captured with a great eye. Still love your old red barn in my hall.

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  35. Oh the stories that could be told when you look at something old! I love your photography!

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  37. Love your blog - just beautiful. So inspiring.
    Ingrid (a fellow unraveller)

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  38. The imagery that you use is truly perfect! The beauty in the midst of what others see as chaos, its perfect!

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  39. The old just has more soul.

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  40. the older, the better!
    i especially love older homes.
    character, yeah, it's all about character.

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  41. Oh me too! I am completely entralled with anything old and worn and used and loved and falling down and and and...yes- me too!

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth