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House of the Hissing Shoe

I wasn't too thrilled with how most of these photos came out. Blown out windows and skies are my rurex kryptonite. Still, whining aside, these skeletal Appalachian homes are probably my favorite thing to shoot. I love looking at all the textures and lines of the exposed wood, and capturing the final epitaph of a building about to crumble away forever.

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5. One half of a metal bedframe.
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9. The entire first floor was covered in crumbling red bricks, which I thought was odd.
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11. This made me smile. An old Chuck Taylor!
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12. There were considerable piles of raccoon shit everywhere upstairs. A family of them must've been using this house as their toilet for a long, long time.
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The plaster on the second floor walls was covered with graffiti scratchings. One was dated 1986. And yes, those are bullet holes...there were shell casings all over the place.
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15. My friend started going up the attic stairs to the left of this photo, and came back down saying she heard something hiss at her.
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16. I stuck my camera up the stairs to see if we could confirm our suspicion of raccoons and found this....shoe. Hence what we dubbed the house. Based on the shoe and the fact that the house had electricity at one time, we think it might've been built in the 1920s or 30s, but due to the level of deterioration must've been abandoned not long afterwards.
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19. The other half of the bedframe.
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20. An animal skull...looks like it'd been sawed in half. I guess they ate its brains.
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21. This cistern was cool looking inside, but the cover was so deteriorated - plus the mosquitoes coming out of were hellacious - that we didn't get too close.
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23. This smaller building was next to the house.
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27. Back to the front of the house.
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