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Decay in rural North Carolina.

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Mar. 15th, 2011 | 01:15 pm
posted by: rhiarra in abandonedplaces

I've been watching this community for a long time. I live in Greenville, NC which is pretty much surrounded by rural areas with an abandoned place just around every corner. Until now, I never got a chance to do my own exploring, mainly because I couldn't find anyone brave (or interested) enough to go with me! However, over the past few weeks I've finally gone out a couple times. Most of these photos are from yesterday, with a few from a couple weeks ago.


House #1:



Peeking in a window.


I loved this one. :)


Finally got the courage to climb inside through this way.


I decided not to go up, for obvious reasons.




House #2:















Then we came to an old junkyard. I've gone here twice now but haven't been able to venture in because it's on someone's still lived-in property (some of these pictures are from yesterday, some from a couple weeks ago).







A random old barn:


House #3:








Outside the house was a deer skeleton. It appeared to be pretty recent as it had completely intact legs, but the rest was picked clean...


I always drive past this on the way to visit my parents:


House #4:






Judging from the papers scattered about, this place was abandoned in 1983 or so.






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I wanna be with you & makebelieve with you~

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from: leahfu
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
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my cousin lives in Greenville :)

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Awesome! I'm here going to ECU. :)

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I honestly have no idea, I wondered the same thing though! I actually tried to search online for some of the names I found on the papers inside once I got home, just out of curiosity, but I didn't find anything helpful. I felt pretty drawn to house #4 (I went back a second time) just because of the number of personal belongings still inside, even childrens' toys.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
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Well, I actually went with my boyfriend's mom, who wanted some material for her photography classes. :) I think later this week we might go back to the junkyard (it's HUGE and has so many awesome vehicles, everything from 50's cars to old giant cranes to old firetrucks), and this time she's bringing her husband to actually go up to the house and ask for permission to walk through it. We were too scared haha.

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There's a fork in the road.

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from: manmustdance
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Those are some really beautiful houses!

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Elli

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from: ellig123
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I like the look of the inside of that kitchen and the shot of the skeleton :)

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. :) I took a bunch of photos of the skeleton but I really liked how that one came out.

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Venturous1

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from: venturous1
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:31 pm (UTC)
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wonderful. I adore houses of that vintage. wish I could save the staircase in house #2.

all the junkyard pix are cool, but the last one is sublime.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks :D

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Bisous

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from: cece00
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
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I'm jealous, these are awesome! So many in a small area. Good job! Love your pics.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! That whole road is loaded with abandoned stuff, all of those were taken within less than 10 miles.

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notholden

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from: notholden
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
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This is a very nice package of images! The dozer and old French car are intriguing. Thanks for posting.

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macdubh31

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from: macdubh31
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I just LOVE the second house. Great shots!

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the broken radio was playing suicide

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from: volare
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Hah, I buy my fruit trees from Stark too...

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amsy

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from: altitudess
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
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great pictures!!

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You got Deianæra! Is this your big chance?

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from: hybrid_xisha
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Holy crap, I want that Nintendo sticker book, even in its obviously used state. *Geek* XD

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loli_cat

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from: loli_cat
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Great stuff! The first car pic is a Renault Dauphine which would have some parts value if nothing else. The last house (the white one) looks to be in pretty good shape. Wonder why people just walk off and leave them so often in that area?? Hmmm...

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pghcatfoster

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from: pgh_anarchist
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Is that a toilet I see on the porch of house #3?

Love the pics. I always wonder what prompted people to leave their homes to sit abandoned. :( One of my old neighbors died and left the house to her daughter. The house has been sitting empty for more than 10 years. It's part of a set of row homes, so no exploring with the neighbors being so close.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
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Yes, it is a toilet! I was going to mention that in the post, but I forgot.

There were just as many non-abandoned houses around, but luckily most of them were spaced out far enough that there wasn't much concern for being seen.

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kpsp95

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from: kpsp95
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Great shot. Love the styles of the outside of the houses.

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atomgal

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from: atomgal
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
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I love that record players used to be furniture. :) Great photos.

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40ozslurpee

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from: 40ozslurpee
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
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They all look familiar but I am from (near) Edenton and my grandparents live near New Bern so it's probably just the style. I want to buy a house like house #3 (only nicer!) and paint all of the rooms bright colors and then fill it up with a family, or pets. House #2 looks the most familiar. Did it have a chair on the porch? The random barn is a tobacco barn. They're everywhere...but probably not for very long. I love exploring places like these but I rarely ever get to. I'm surprised none of them was full of farm equipment. That happens a lot.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
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There actually was some sort of black armchair on the left side of the porch. These were all taken out toward the Ayden area. Oh, and I used to live in New Bern. :)

Houses #3 and #4 did have a bit of old rusted out farm stuff behind them, but I didn't really go check it out much (mainly because it involved going too near to other lived in houses).

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from: nicked_darling
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Amazing photos!

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness

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from: silvolf
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
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The furniture in that first place looks almost as though the house is still lived in!

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midnight21

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from: midnight21
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
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I want that green couch and that stereo!

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deepseasiren

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from: deepseasiren
date: Mar. 15th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
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Remarkedly spared of any graffiti :)

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Quirky Chaos

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from: gnomenapper
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
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What a great post. I love your photos! I live in Mocksville and there is a ton of decay around here, you've inspired me to take my scooter and explore when we have a nice day.

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from: hertz18360
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 01:46 am (UTC)
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Fantastic job; I like the sink & window shot in house number 2. Really great job getting your feet wet.

Keep it up!

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from: clare_is_nasty
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
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I have such a weakness for old farmhouses and 'rural decay'. Gorgeous shots.

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Katie

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from: katiefoolery
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 03:36 am (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing these shots - it was absolutely fascinating the scroll through them and linger on the details. I really like the image of the window & sink. Something about the light and the texture of the peeling wall surface appealed to me.

I hope you have many more adventures and return with further fascinating sets of photos.

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Mitochondrial Eve and the Robot Montage

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from: snapcakes
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
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These are amazing! The photos themselves more than anything else, really. You've managed to assemble a pretty incredible color palette in all that dust and decay.

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Mar. 16th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much! :)
I was pretty impressed myself at despite how intimidating most of these places looked on the outside, they were so full of color inside.

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kaylese

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from: cheeseandjoe
date: Mar. 18th, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
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Omg I think I had that Nintendo Sticker Fun book.

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Where did Chicken Kickers go?!

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from: focus_melanie
date: Mar. 23rd, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
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13 has really awesome abandoned houses. i live in goldsboro!

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A Beautiful Virago Named Hope

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from: sunneyone
date: Apr. 1st, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Great shots. :) I live in Raleigh and we always see so many houses like these when we go to visit my mom in Charlotte. I don't get how people can just up and leave stuff, but thank goodness they do or we wouldn't get such great pictures, eh?

Where were these taken?

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Anna

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from: rhiarra
date: Apr. 1st, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Outside of Greenville, toward Ayden. Thanks :)

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A Beautiful Virago Named Hope

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from: sunneyone
date: Apr. 1st, 2011 05:29 pm (UTC)
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OH, and I love the RC sign. :)

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