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abandoned greenhouse - revisited

Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Back in January I shared photos of an abandoned greenhouse that Jeff, Brandon, and I visited. (See here) Although I loved the photos I got on that visit I was really excited to go back in the spring and see it all grown up. Last week I had that opportunity.

As we approached the greenhouse the three of us each let out an audible noise of excitement about how insanely green the place was. We even questioned how plausible it actually was to photograph since it looked so overgrown. Would we even be able to move around with all the vines, trees and greenery? Funnily enough once inside I was a bit underwhelmed with the growth. It wasn't until I got home and looked at the photos from the last visit that I realized how much more green the place was. Inside, surrounded by all these plants, it's less like a greenhouse and more like a jungle. Save for the broken glass and pieces of metal peeking through in certain places it's easy to forget what this used to be.


We read a few different accounts from people that had also visited. They said to watch out for foxes, coyotes, and other wildlife. So I entered with my fingers crossed, I wanted to see animals in here so bad. The pictures would have just been amazing. Alas, I didn't see anything more than a quick orange cat who wouldn't let me within 25 feet of him.


I'm hoping to get back here in the fall too, of course! It's so much fun to be able to compare photos and see how it changes. Plus this place covered in shades of red, orange, and yellow has to just be magical.
xoxo

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  1. I think it's awesome that you went back to see how it changed since the last visit! Everything is so green!

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    1. Had to! I mean, you gotta go see a greenhouse in it's prime, right?!

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  2. I love greenhouses, especially those who has been abandoned and the nature has taken over its form.
    these pictures are lovely.

    http://lycanter.blogspot.dk/

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  3. This place looks so magical! I love seeing places in all different seasons—looking forward to the fall post :)

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    1. Right? I kind of want to shoot lots and lots of different places in all four seasons.

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  4. This looks completely amazing! Looks like a pretty awesome spot to take outfit photos. Cant wait to see it in the fall!
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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    1. Oh man, it really would be a great spot to take outfit photos!

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  5. oh my gassh that is so amazingly COOL! how i wish we had abandoned sites like this closer to where i lived. i want to live in there!!

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    1. I know!! Jeff and I were already talking about how AMAZING it would be to live there. There's a big main garage we could turn into our actual living space.

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  6. This place looks so lovely. I can't wait to see what it look like in the fall. Is it weird that I think it would make a great spot for engagement photos?

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  7. This brings back all my childhood fantasies of finding a "Secret Garden." Bird's nests and everything! It's like... the urbanized Secret Garden. I love these shots!

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  8. These are all so lovely, Kaylah! Glad you went back - what a big change! Can't wait to see what the place looks like in autumn.

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    1. I know! I'm certainly looking forward to heading back.

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  9. Kayla, you are the most interesting person I have found in Blogdom. I read you daily. I must, I really must. If only I could have had the courage many years ago to get a tattoo and dye my hair fantastical colors. I am too old now. It just wouldn't be cool on a old person.
    My favorite place you have been on a photo shoot is the Planetarium and the Graffiti you have shown.
    signed: Your Fan(Bonnie) [ I admire you from afar.] :-)

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  10. That place looks so awesome! I love exploring abandoned buildings.

    Amy
    artoftheheartblog.blogspot.com

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  11. This place is just stunning! You captured some rally gorgeous images :)

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  12. This is insanely pretty!

    Christine | http://www.DimesandDonuts.com

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  13. magic! can't wait for fall pictures :)

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    1. I know. Hoping we manage to get there at just the right time when everything is at it's most vibrant!

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  14. Wow, this place looks incredible! The pictures make it look super mysterious.
    Now I want to go out and find an abandoned greenhouse...

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  15. Those terra cotta pots! I actually gasped when I saw the pile of them - so beautiful!

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    1. They're all over the place! It's crazy how many there are there!

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  16. This is amazing! My youngest son loooves to explore abandoned places. Where/how did you find this greenhouse?

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  17. These pictures are so amazingly beautiful. I love looking at your old post and then this one, nature is amazing. I CAN'T wait for you to go back in the fall! Imagine seeing a fox in fall there with those colors! :P

    -Sarah

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