Monday, February 23, 2009

Monochrome Monday #21: Abandoned


"Awaiting its Fate"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)


This is one of many buildings squeezed in among the offices of state government agencies on the northern edge of downtown Raleigh. This particular building is in the same block as my office. There is no indication as to what might have been housed there when the building was still in use, but I think it unlikely that the state will go to the expense of refitting it to meet code so it can be put back to work. More likely it will crumble where it stands or be torn down to make room for new construction.Violence Unsilenced
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20 comments:

SaoirseDaily2 said...

I love old brick buildings. We have quite a few here. I keep saying I am going to get out and take pictures of them. They give a walking tour in the summer, maybe that would give me the incentive.

Have a nice relaxing Sunday.

Mary said...

I'm always amazed when they brick in the windows and doors of old buildings. Something about it just makes them seem even more forlorn.

Great Picture.

Aileni said...

If that belonged to a private individual the state would demand it be kept up to standard.

Dina ... UK said...

I love old buildings, they have more character than new ones.
I like the mystery of b/w.

vincibene said...

Impressive picture!

Catherine said...

Wonderful brick building with style, important available height under ceiling, high windows on facade, air conditionning, for sale .....
Well in fact, property developers usually used to demolish the whole building, to build a new one. But it was before international crisis ....

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That building looks like it has plenty of tales to tell.

Great mono shot.

Mama Zen said...

This is just a gorgeous, gorgeous shot!

Babooshka said...

This looks very Red Brick Victorian Britsh Industrial building. I find it so disheartening to see the neglect of a building that was housed some sort of business. Such a waste on the otherhand such a fine looking mono.

Eaton Bennett said...

That's a very sad building! :)

Donnetta Lee said...

Another ghost. Fell by the wayside. Nobody wants it anymore. D

SandyCarlson said...

It's amazing that such decay can exist right in front of everyone's face--but it does.

I think soap, water, windows, and a little paint will fix this rightly.

lisaschaos said...

That's one nice thing around here, the state will help with restoration of old buildings. :) They look so nice when fixed back up too. :) Sad, when places don't care, like back in MO, and just rip them down.

magiceye said...

old makes way....
but hope it is 'refitted' keeping in mind the historic importance

Robin said...

Some old and tumbling down buildings have such a sense of peace, this one just looks forlorn.

Beautiful photo, the mono really allows the viewer to focus on the detail.

Shadow said...

how sad it is to see old buildings going to ruin like that...

Carolina said...

It's a sad looking building. Monochrome suits it.

June said...

I can certainly see why...still...I hate to see the old buildings go.

Daryl said...

Sadly with the economy stalled many more buildings will stand empty ...

michael bird said...

Nice one. And don't you wonder what's going on just inside that top window?