From Ruins to Renewal: Exploring Abandoned Places Reclaimed by the Wild

By Jack Ripley | May 26, 2024

Abandoned Yellow House in Nova Scotia

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The picture of this old abandoned yellow house looks like something you would see in an old suspenseful movie like Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds."  With all the dandelions and the house being yellow (needs a good paint job), you would really have to like the color yellow to live there.  It was probably abandoned though, not because of the color yellow, but because of the economy in the area.  A lot of communities in Nova Scotia lacked opportunity for growth so when the children would grow up and leave for greener pastures, there was no one to leave the homes to; and, consequently, would end up being abandoned once the parents passed away.

An abandoned bug in Lagoon Beach, Milnerton, South Africa

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Why would someone abandon this little gem?  Maybe it was a love affair gone bad and it turned out not to be the "Love Bug" they thought it was.  Or maybe the owner just took a notion, on a dare, to drive it out onto the beach and got stuck in the sand.  No, actually, it's neither -- if you look at the background, you can see fire or is it a volcano?  They must have had to run for their lives so they abandoned the bug because they panicked and got stuck in the sand.