Fancy joining us on another adventure? Wait no longer!
This week, Cathy Frailey invites us to join her on her gypsy travels to West Virginia as she visits local abandonments.
The views are splendid!!!
Living in an older part of the country, you can always find rusty tools, abandoned buildings, and beautiful patinas.
I live in Williamstown, WV which is on the Ohio River. Right across the bridge is Marietta, OH which was named after Marie Antoinette. We have a lot of coal and refinery factories in the area – it’s not unusual to see a coal barge weaving its way down The Ohio.
And we have history…
Just across from where I live is Henderson Hall, a Victorian-era Italianate style mansion and now museum; its visitors and friends have included George Washington and Aaron Burr. Williamstown was also the home of the now closed Fenton Factory. There’s a slew of antique stores, old buildings and barns, creepy Civil War-era cemeteries, and now defunct railroads…
…but the vintage colors and patinas are what sets my heart a flutter.
So come take a little tour of some of these treasures with me…
Inside an abandoned office building from a broken window’s point of view.
It’s not uncommon to see rusty old trucks and farm equipment – it’s a staple here in WV.
An old work shed door that’s been around for a couple hundred years – they don’t make ’em like that anymore!
This building is amazing! So many amazing textures and colors and layers!
Who doesn’t like a blue, weathered door? Picture perfect!
This window and patina are just so delicious!
Fancy a climb up an old ladder? Be careful of the rusty tools on your way up!
This old Victorian wheelchair is creepy, yet very cool! I wonder who the last owner was?
I love old doors and locks, especially when they’re rusty and crusty!
After your tour, let’s relax outside with some RC colas – refreshing!
How beautiful are those full of textures buildings!!! Our gypsy souls are smiling and happy!
Make sure you join us on out next adventure to the vintage world of CCB gypsies.