I recently added pictures to a Facebook group of which I am a member. It is only for photos of abandoned properties in my state. These pictures were of houses and buildings in a small village that truly time has left behind.
I prefaced the pictures with a statement that there can be found a sad beauty in abandoned things when nature is left to claim its hold.
Some one commented that there can be no beauty found in something so disgusting.
I find this to be the reality of many people. However, I chose to find something appealing through the eye of my camera lens of something otherwise seen as disgusting. It is truly sad what has been allowed to happen to so many of our small towns and even parts of our largest cities. And these dilapidated properties also speak to the many dilapidated lives of those also left behind.
I trust you can find some beauty in the abandoned as I have without judging what brought it about.
This is an old Railroad Draw Bridge with the center section raised, that spans the Atchafalaya River in south Louisiana.
There is beauty all around us, let us seek it.