Rural Exploration

I’ve always been drawn to old buildings and houses and the older the better! I took off one day shooting with a fellow photog, Denise. She told me about shooting in Adams, TN (home of the famous Bell Witch) and I was instantly fascinated especially since the story of the Bell Witch was a fave of mine since I was a young girl. The story use to scare the living daylights out of me! We first hit the countryside in search of tobacco barns. We found some really nice barns and on one particular piece of property was an old house. It was like a beacon was going off inside of me. I had to get up close to shoot it. I wanted to see in it and that probably wasn’t the best thing to do, but it was too good to pass up. I’m intrigued by old empty homes. I want to know its story: who built it, when, why, who lived there, and why did they leave it? This was a small home, in rough condition, but with some great features. I know that Denise and I could get in a lot of trouble taking pictures of these old places!!

7 thoughts on “Rural Exploration

  1. Rhonda, great pics and love the questions posed. When I go by abandoned, dilapidated homes, I wonder the same things. And, I try to picture when it was brand new, with people bustling in and out. I love history!

  2. I TOTALLY want to go on one of these house hunts sometime! I love them, but I’m always too chicken to go out and find stuff on my own.

    Love the Bell Witch legend… sad I didn’t get out to Adams to check things out this season while the cave was still open. Way cool. If you ever get a wild hair and want to go for a drive, let me know!

  3. Fantastic location Rhonda, I would have been right there with you, climbing fences, watching for shot guns & getting the shot 😀 Next time you get the urge to ride back roads let me know 😀

  4. Really awesome shots Rhonda. I seem to get into trouble every time I trespass. Probably wouldn’t be a good idea for me to go into the house with you. But you always need a someone on the ready in the getaway car…THAT WOULD BE ME! Glad you and Denise got out and had some fun. I sure miss her!

  5. Thats a pretty old place! Seems to be 1820-30’s. Don’t be afraid to go to these old houses. Go to the nearest friendly house and ask about it. I have been to hundreds and have had generally good responses.

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