Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Rubbish Tuesday, #1

There is a "new" meme that I find very intriguing. Rubbish by Roan features pictures of "old", worn items or buildings. You post the picture on your blog and then link up to Rubbish Tuesday. I tend to be drawn to things like this, and take many pictures of them. There is a wisdom, and yet a bittersweetness in places like this. Here is my offering this week:

New Jersey




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    1. It seemed so sad, all of this "progress" and it was just left behind.

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  2. No one ever salvaged that? Is it just to sit there and decay? Just curious.

    I tend to be drawn to old, dilapidated houses and barns, probably because there were so many in the area I grew up in. :-)

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    1. And there were more...barges and equipment, just sitting there rusting.

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  3. What once was new... Makes one think this was once a booming location. Great shot! Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Exactly; I thought the same thing. "Progress" is such a mixed bag.

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  4. Love this...and the photo's perspective makes it all the better.

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    1. Thanks, Anni! That is what struck me, too.

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  5. I love old rusty stuff - must be what attracted me to Left Brain.

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    1. Ha! With all of my "parts", Bill may say that about me!

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  6. Where were you when you took this picture ... great shot and you look like you are in an airplane or something :) I like old stuff ... I have a house full of old stuff. I may have to try this meme. Awesome, McGuffy ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Nope; I was in the rig, going 60 MPH down the road above the bay. I truly lovethe idea of this meme. I am attracted to old stuff. The history, the bittersweetness of it, whether structure or item. It speaks to me; there is poetry there.

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  7. Sad to see all the activity that once was disappear in the name of progress.
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    JB

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  8. Why do i get the feeling that, someday, we will wish we had reclaimed and reused all of that metal?

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    1. Mimi, we already do. In manufacturing, they have many regrets between recycling (costs) and outsourcing (jobs). It will only continue to get worse, unfortunately. Man doesn't like to admit wrongdoing.

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  9. So glad you posted this and led me to the meme - fantastic photo and a real feeling of abandonment.

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Sarah! I will look for you there!

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  10. I love it! You take some really great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Beth. Not too bad for photography at 60-65 MPH, in a big rig!

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  11. Yes, I too am drawn to old abandoned buildings -- and boats -- for the reasons you eloquently state. And definitely plan to join Roan's meme in the future.

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    1. I really love antique buildings and things, especially abandoned ones. They seem so bittersweet, so forlorn. Thank you, Sallie.

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  12. What a great shot! It looks like it's been there for a very long time.

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  13. Yep both it and NJ have seen better days...LOL...although my SIL would shoot me for that....:)JP

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  14. I love old barns and run down houses. You just know there has got to be some good stories to them.

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    1. Exactly. They always appeal to me visually. I am drawn to them because they are so road worn, though. The stories they hold are fascinating.

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  15. Interesting. Great pictures, and I agree with you - old, worn, but oh the stories they could tell!

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    1. Yes, that is it. I like being able to share some of that. Thanks!

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    1. I wish I knew more about it. It is intriguing.

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  17. Very nice pic of the of old railroad bridge.

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