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Saturday, May 16

"Lover; love me so sweet and tender"
by Jan Durina







100 Abandoned Houses of Detroit a photography project by Kevin Bauman
Such beautiful houses, I wonder what their stories are and who once lived there?
{via Recovering Lazyholic}



Have a lovely weekend !

ps. check out this Lisa Mitchell song, I've posted before but I love it.
Also she is from the same country town I grew up in.

P.S.S have a look at this photoshoot, illustrated by Kelly Smith. I'm in love !!


50 comments:

  1. Nice. Love the first pics especially.

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  2. oh my, how gorgeous are those houses!

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  3. @Lightning Heart ~ I know...its like they all have their own little personality.

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  4. Oh those little houses are so beautiful, how could anyone want to abandoned them? Happy Weekend x

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  5. the light in the first picture is heartachingly beautiful
    thanks for feeding me great photos.

    FLOR
    http://almosteiffel.blogspot.com/

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  6. I used to spend my vacations in a place with several abandoned houses as a child and I loved and love to discovered that kind of places and their stories

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  7. What a gorgeous pictures! Those pictures of the houses are so beautiful! Very pretty ambiance.

    Love, E

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  8. I want to live in the pink one! And love all the pictures, I am dying to cut my bangs which just finially grew out! :)

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  9. strange how this serie of pictures by Jan Durina is all soft and sweet and dreamy, and the rest of his photography is all the contrary of this.. more trash,more sexual and more hum may I say "hype"? ... too bad... I love this serie but i don't like his other pics... strange.

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  10. oh I came to that point: are you SURE those three wonderful pics are by Jan durina? isnt there any mistake? I really can't understand :S

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  11. Bauman's series is moving. Very sad, so many grand old houses left to crumble. And what of the poor families who could not afford to keep them and take care of them? It's wonderful that Bauman is giving a portion of the print sales toward efforts to help the people of Detroit. Because my profession (and also a passion of mine) is restoring and renovating homes, I see beauty and possiblity in each one of these.

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  12. the jan durina photos are breathtaking! thank you for showing me to her flickr, it's inspiration in a bottle :D

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  13. @Sophie Takes Pictures ~ this series is a huge contrast to the rest of his work. I changed the link to take you directly to the series. here He has a few other nice works in the fashion and poses sets on his page. But im not into the rest of this work.


    @The Cottage Cheese ~ oh I didntk now he was donating some to Detroit. Im reading middlesex at the moment and its all based in Detroit, so looking at these pictures I think about the stories told in the book.


    @chloejessica ~ I just grew my fringe out too, but I miss it...I think it will be coming back!!

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  14. oh! i love too! the light in the first picture makes my heart beat faster, you know. so smart!

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  15. Ooo, I love the first photos so much! I also lovelovelove the abandoned houses. We live near route 23 here in Ohio, and there are TONS of abandoned houses all along that road. It's amazing! =)

    You might really appreciate this LiveJournal community...it's dedicated to photography of abandoned places. =)
    http://community.livejournal.com/abandonedplaces/

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  16. i had to just read alot about detroit for an anthropology course i was taking and there are many reasons that those houses are abandoned...unfortunately. an interesting book on the subject is john hartigan's "racial situations", if you're interested. but how beautiful would it be if someone could see the pretty in them, step in and take some on as a project :)

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  17. cute pictures of the girl! i wish people would take better care of all the houses! the architecture is amazing and if people would just take care of them they wouldn't be abandoned places people are going to tear down!

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  18. wow. her head piece is a.maz.ing!

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  19. Gorgeous photos, and those little houses are too sweet!
    XOXOXO
    Libby
    http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

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  20. Amazing. headpieces make my heart happy.

    x

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  21. @Elyse ~ thanks for the link. We dont really have that many abandoned houses in Australia, except maybe old farmhouses. I find it so intriguing!

    @avant grade ~ thanks for the book info :) It sounds like there is alot of history in that town!! Im getting a little bit of it from Middlesex.

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  22. Hello Lily!

    Your blog is really lovely, do you wanna exchange links?

    Xoxo,

    Dana
    Deco Love

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  23. I love the ambiance of abandonned houses.
    If you're interested, let's see this incredible photos, on a french site, in Detroit too : http://reliques.online.fr/detroit/detroit17.html

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  24. @vert cerise ~ oh my gosh, im looking at the photos and its so sad!! some beautiful places just abandoned...I think im going to have to read up more about this place, being Australian I dont know much about American history...but Im so intrigued.

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  25. Nice find, those are some really impressive photo's

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  26. Oh my, those houses! Thanks for the link, I'll have to go take a look.

    Abandoned spaces make me wonder about the history of the space and spark my creative thinking.

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  27. always so sad to see abandonned houses... gives me a feel of nostalgia...

    x

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  28. I remember my Grandma showing me a house for sale online for about $1. It was in Detroit. Sad...

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  29. that first photo is beautiful! id love to look inside the houses

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  30. The first few pictures were great!

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  31. Love your blog that's why I picked you.
    I have an award waiting for you at my blog. Please stop by and get it!

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  32. these houses look as though they have so much of a story to tell!

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  33. wow wow wow LOVE that first house! that is now my dream house, gorgeous!!

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  34. The first series of pictures are very beautiful, the warm, nude tones and the light that pierces through the window. I checked the rest of his work, even though the rest is harsher then this series, it does show skill and some of them just have a certain something about them. the abandoned houses, it's weird, whenever you see a house like that you connect it to a personality, they just breathe sadness and a certain sense of beauty...

    Jules

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  35. Those houses remind me of an old castle-like building here in my town. When I was little (I still am, in a way) I used to believe a witch lived there, who would cast a spell on all children that crossed her rusted gate.

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  36. @Jules ~ The rest of his work isnt really my style, Im just totally in awe of this particular shoot. But your right he does alot of skill, in particular a good eye for light!!

    @Helen ~ funny, cause I used to have a similar story about an old house at the back of my school. We all thought a witch lived in there. hehe.

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  37. I love a good story, especially one that plays in your head around abandoned houses ;)

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  38. im in love with that first picture, its beautiful!

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  39. That first house is pure fab!!!!

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  40. Love the first house lots! Too bad is abandoned....

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  41. That's so sad...I lived in Detroit for 8 years and used to wonder that all the time.

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  42. oh my goodness, can i please have that first house? absolutely magical. would you like to exchange links? i don't really know any "blogger ettiquette" yet, so sorry if that's not how it all works :)

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  43. those photographs are awesome, they remind me of the work of southern california photographer john divola... check him out!

    lovely blog!
    xo s

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  44. I live about an hour away from Detroit and there are a ridiculous amount of houses that were built in the 1930's or before that are now abandoned. It's very eerie and haunting in the Detroit communities that have had this happen.

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  45. I adore these houses. I just mentioned them on my own blog. Made sure to credit you, of course. :)

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  46. I'm from Michigan and these just break my heart. Haunting and lovely.

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  47. wow! i think the houses are amazing, but having been to detroit a number of times i am amazed that they could be captured as so hauntingly romantic. in real life i think they would be some places you would run from.

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  48. The pink house looks exactly like a house in my neighbourhood! But that one isn't abandoned hihi. I love the blog, the photographs always inspire me.

    xoxo

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