Wordless Wednesday — Abandoned

by Janice

Last week, my Wordless Wednesday picture was from an impromptu visit to my old neighborhood with Olivia. As well as visiting my old house and school, I took Olivia to my old barn. It was shocking to see it empty and dilapidated. I didn’t have my DSLR with me, but I happened to have the Sony Cyber-shot TX20 that Sony gave me at the recent Sony Mom Blogger event in my purse. I am so glad that I had a camera with me!

What is Your Weekly Photo?

Mom Bloggers (and Dad Bloggers too!) post a photo on your site, link up and find others… Wordless Wednesday is tons of fun. (And I know it says “wordless” but I usually just can’t bear to not write anything! If I had created it, I probably would have named it something different! LOL So feel to link up your word-full or word-less Wednesday photos!)

Leave the URL to your photo (clearly mine are never truly “wordless”) and then visit others!

Here is a fun thumbnail linky:

Or a basic linky, if you prefer.

Thanks to Uisce for creating Wordless Wednesday.

Written by Janice, co-founder of this Mom Blog 5 Minutes for Mom

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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Amanda August 8, 2012 at 12:25 am

That is sad to see it so run down but you captured some amazing pictures!


2 Tarasview August 8, 2012 at 12:26 am

I love how Olivia looks like she is walking with a little swagger :)


3 Stacey Nerdin August 8, 2012 at 12:27 am

I’ve had that experience of going back to my old home and seeing the yard that my dad cared for so tenderly end up overgrown and jungle-like. Hard to see those things sometimes, but always good for getting a little perspective (ie: appreciating what you had when you had it)!


4 Carrie with Children August 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

Olivia looks like she has a little spring in her step! :) So glad you were able to capture the moment in pictures.


5 Star Traci August 8, 2012 at 12:35 am

Isn’t it amazing how sometimes those things seemingly lost to the world can be found so beautifully by the camera’s lens. The pictures (and the grooving model) are truly lovely.

Happy Wednesday!


6 Char August 8, 2012 at 12:44 am

I love Olivia’s ‘tude :)


7 Xmasdolly August 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

Unfortunately, I cannot visit the first place we moved from because I55 runs right through our old frontroom lol. Have a great day. If you visit my Post don’t forget to put on the video at the bottom just for the music. It goes with the pics.


8 Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom August 8, 2012 at 2:02 am

What a wonderful photo story!


9 Jennifer August 8, 2012 at 5:05 am

I love visiting my old stomping grounds too. But, it’s a little sad to see a place you used to enjoy dilapidated like that. :-(


10 Twisted Cinderella August 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

There are so many things from where I grew up that are no longer there. Even my old high school! Great pics!


11 another jennifer August 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

Well, that must have been a surprise. It’s fun to visit where we grew up, but it’s often not what we expect!


12 Nolie August 8, 2012 at 7:29 am

So crazy that it is so abandoned.


13 Anna August 8, 2012 at 8:59 am

These photos are great, on the other hand it’s sad to see an abandoned building!


14 Serendipity is Sweet August 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

Wow, that would be a surprise. Going home again always makes me a little sad.


15 Jen August 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

That must have been difficult. I took my kids to the city and wanted to show them where their father had proposed- a little Italian restaurant… It was closed down and abandoned. I took a picture of the sign to have, being we can’t return to the actual restaurant.



16 Lisa August 8, 2012 at 10:28 am

I love the beauty of abandonment in photos. Something about the neglect vs. the life of a child. Perfect backdrop!


17 Lolli August 8, 2012 at 10:49 am

Such fun! I can’t get past Livvy’s pose. I can just see her shaking her thing. :)


18 Ellie A. August 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm

My kids have been lately asking me about when I was a kid and wanting to see places (other then my mom’s house which is where I grew up) this might be a wonderful idea to head into the city & show them places of my childhood! Thanks for the idea


19 Andrew Kardon August 8, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Great photo! There’s just something haunting, yet cool about old abandoned buildings.


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