Thursday, September 1, 2011

Every Old Place has a Story to Tell.

 There's just something about an old cabin that makes me want to peek inside and explore it's history.That's why I love taking pictures of buildings from days gone by.  They make gorgeous photos that just draw you in.  

Perhaps it's the romantic in me, but I like to imagine what life would have been like for the folks who stayed there. Every old cabin has a story to tell.  Some cabins would make perfect settings for novels set in the pioneer days. Others would make great hide-outs for bandits or stage coach robbers.  Some look like old bunk houses for a few wranglers in a cow camp. That's the beauty of these antique treasures.  They can be anything you want them to be.

 I took the photos above near our home this evening.

 The picture below was taken last week by my mother-in-law. It shows the west side of Glacier National Park. Could you imagine waking up every morning with that breath-taking view out your front door?

The pictures below were taken by my dad. He came across this old shack while scouting for elk in his hunting area.
It definitely has a mysterious feel to it.  I'd love to know what it was used for years ago.

We may never know the real story about any of these old buildings, but it sure is fun to imagine their possibilities!


  1. I love old cabins too, that's why we built one on the back of our land. I find it odd that the first one you have pictured has a new metal roof and an old truck sitting in front of it. I'm sure that truck has a story to tell as well! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love houses/cabins/barns you name it. Every house/cabin/barn has a story behind it. I picture family of years gone by with children playing outside and animals that they took care of. They make wonderful pictures. Love your BLOG!

  3. I love the old cabins and barns too. Is a shame at how many have let the old bars just fall in sidrepair. Hubby and I were just talking about that earlier this week when we passed a couple huge ones.

    Had a friend who passed away a few years ago that lived in an old cabin in the woods. He loved it. No one around as neighbors and so quiet with nature all around.


  4. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sees beauty in old things. Donna, I thought the very same thing about the new metal roof! A few years back it looked in dire condition, but the family must have wanted to salvage what they could of the old building.