Some unremarkable photos here, nothing special technically or artistically, just a big fat blah in every way. If not for the subject that is. There’s the magic. Look at this place, look close, a cute little house in a small Saskatchewan town, sealed up for many years. Peer inside, the cupboards are full, dishes neatly put away. We fully expected the old phone to work. Picked up but of course there was no dial tone.
Still it feels lived in. Right? I can smell a pie in the oven. It’s our grandparent’s place and they just stepped out to the garden. That’s it. That’s their couch. That’s their kitchen table where we enjoyed many fine meals. That’s their curtains! They’ll return.
Then snapping back to reality – it hits us, no one lives here. It’s been empty of life for some time. In the corner, packed boxes tell of a move out planned, cut short. There’s a stack of old records, books, piles of electronics, vintage radios and stuff, and more modern media players, all awaiting a U-Haul that will never come. Old people, the former residents here, have this habit of going away unexpectedly. The reaper takes another and with no one wanting the possessions, it was all simply left behind and the house locked up tight.
Then the winds blows. The daydream’s over. A look at the watch, we gotta go – we only had a few minutes here. One last over-the-shoulder glance before stepping out the door and turning the key, more thoughts of those who lived here. The time capsule is locked up again. And is silent.
Check out this place!
Peeling Paint and Lace Curtains.
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Date of adventure: April, 2017.
Team BIGDoer was given permission to enter the building.