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In A Dark, Dark Wood
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About an hour north of Toronto, Ontario.
I knew from an extremely long driveway on satellite imagery that I was in for a journey getting out to this house, so I brought a bike to cut down on time. This must have been an interesting house to live in, as it is very secluded and found in a dense, almost claustrophobic forest with no visible yard. I picture a young mother here raising her child and feeling housebound with the forest creeping right up to the walls and windows. I absolutely love nature, but it must have been unnerving at night to be so confined by the woods. Almost a full kilometre off the nearest main road, the driveway was so overgrown that I had to abandon my ride and hike the rest of the way through the most mosquito-infested forest ever. If I develop West Nile virus this year, this was the place that did me in! I would be really interested in seeing someone make a return trip here in the winter, as the missing windows upstairs were north-facing and it would be really neat to see mountains of snow in the upstairs hallway with the recliner.
Mid-August, 2019.


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Awesome photos!


Kid stuff left in abandoned houses always makes me sad. What happened, you know?


I found a house one time that was abandoned full of kid stuff. Digging around, it looked like the parents had come into massive medical debt due to a couple of hospital stays for the kid's asthma. They left a lot. Looked like they may have fled their debt and disappeared.


Another house had kid drawings all over the wall. There were letters left from a father in jail to a mother. More letters from the father to the grandparents. What happened? Did the mom and grandparents run from the dad? Did they just want to move out of a house to a different location? But why wasn't the house sold if it was something simple?


It always gets me thinking.


My dad lived in Philly as a kid, and had to move to Florida in the middle of the night at some point. His parents apparently had built up a massive debt. He told me they shook him awake at the age of 11 and said - you have 10 minutes to grab what you want and get in the car. The next day they settled into a motel in Florida. He himself eventually wound up in Richmond, VA... and his family as a whole never returned to PA. The siblings and grandparents eventually settled full time in South Carolina.

My dad did take me and my brother, when we were young, up to his old neighborhood in Philly, but his house was no longer still standing. Makes me wonder if it stood abandoned and eventually got bulldozed. Who knows.


Regardless - cool post




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His parents apparently had built up a massive debt. He told me they shook him awake at the age of 11 and said - you have 10 minutes to grab what you want and get in the car. The next day they settled into a motel in Florida.


That's so interesting to hear it firsthand from someone that has actually lived it. I've wondered many times if I was standing in a place that had something like that happen. The house in this post was quite old and decrepit. Coincidentally though, I visited a location right after this one that had a girls' bedroom still containing most of their belongings even though the house was very abandoned.










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#2 - Eastern kingbird juvenile <3




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Have always been a fan of your colorful, clear, up-close and personal photography. Love pic 1, 3, 9. Thanks much to becckeez for her story.




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You have done a wonderful job capturing the essence of the place with your well composed photographs.




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