Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Key to the Past.....

If you have followed my blog at all (merci!) then you know I love to photograph old structures... barns, outbuildings, homes, stores, signs... you name it... I stopped to take the following photos yesterday... they are of wonderful old, old buildings that still stand on Main Street in Bountiful, Utah, the little town I grew up in that borders my little town of Centerville that I live in now... I have such a love and respect for the past and I hate to see old structures torn down and vanish... along with the stories they tell... shhh... listen closely, perhaps we shall hear those stories...


At one time in days~gone~by, this was a welding shop in the photo below... I pass this old building almost every day and cannot go by it without glancing over at it...










A part of small town USA from yesteryear... shabby and worn, yet still stand proudly on Main Street... they tug at my heartstrings... do they yours?... xoxo...



24 comments:

  1. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could step inside? I love old buildings too and often think about what it once was and the people that visited and worked there. I can see the beauty in the weathered and old. Blessings to you today Julie Marie.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  2. You caught some great photos. They just don't make things like they did back then either.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  3. I love old building like this one Julie Marie. Nothing is more interesting to me than driving around Idaho photographing old structures like this before the are gone forever.
    Your photos are beautiful!!!!!
    hugs from here...

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  4. Hi there, Love the old locks and seeing the old buildings. You are right there are lots of stories they hold. You always make me stop and think of seeing treasures in old places. I love old door knobs too-have two antique sets but hoping for at least one more. Thanks for sharing friend!
    Hugs, Noreen

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  5. Beautiful post....love Ria...xxx..

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  6. I sure do. I would also like to be able to roam around inside. Wonderful photos!

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  7. Wouldn't you love to hear the stories of these old buildings? Who frequented them, who worked there and so much more. A bit of the past that is so precious.

    Have a wonderful week.

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  8. Hi, Julie Marie,
    If these walls could talk, the stories they could tell!! I, too, love the past and want to treasure it always. Love your photos today (and your music selection). Thank you for preserving the history of your sweet town in such a special way! Love you! Vicki

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  9. I also wanted to say how much I love your blog header! Vicki

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  10. Love your post Julie Marie!
    AND, love that you changed your font...it's so much easier for my eyes to read!!
    Happy (almost) Spring!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  11. Wonderful photos ! We have some old abandon buildings here in our village I to dont like to see them taken down , it would be nice to restore them and keep their history alive ! Have a wonderful day !

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  12. The doors are pretty and sad at the same time. I too love old buildings. hugs, olive

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  13. What great photos! I love those weathered looks. Kit

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  14. Yes, they do! And they remind me that all this new-age-junk and modern looking buildings will never ever be considered sacred.

    Great photos girly.

    Love you...xoRebecca

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  15. Oh, they tug at my heartstrings too, Julie Marie! It looks like you had a beautiful day to take these wonderful pics! :)
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  16. Hi Julie.. I'm your newest follower. I found you in such a different way from others bloggers I follow. You made a very nice comment on Rebecca's blog. For whatever reason I scanned down the comments on her blog, saw my friend, Theresa, and then was drawn to your comment. I checked out your blog and lo and behold.. we have a few things in common. I'm not really a photographer, never thought much about photographing buildings, etc. BUT, when you started writing about family history... I was THERE! It's my favorite topic. I'm really looking forward to your future posts and I'll check out your others from the past. In the meantime, hope you'll check out my blog. I have a wee bit of family history featured.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  17. Looking forward to getting to know a new friend I have so much in commong with. Thank you, Julie Marie!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  18. Hi sweet friend- these pictures are fabulous. If only these walls could talk! Old buildings like this have grey character-- I love how you did the photographs. Simply stunning. What a great post--
    Love
    Vicki

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  19. I love buildings like this too Julie Marie ♥ Your beautiful photographs really pay homage to their integrity.
    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs to sweet Tessy xo

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  20. Hi Julie, Yes these buildings speak to my heart as well. Your pics are wonderful. You are so talented with your camera my friend. I love the old lock plates and have been finding them to work into altered art.
    Lovely post Julie and how wonderful you have these sights to enjoy each day.

    Have a wonderful day and Happy St. Patricks Day tomorrow.
    XO Celestina Marie
    Miss B sends her hugs to Tessy.

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  21. Hi Dear Sweet,
    I just adore old, too. I find that things that are a little worn,run down and tarnished tug at my heart strings. I wish they could tell the wonderful stories they hold of a time long gone.
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs,
    Patti
    p.s. I just bought two new (old) pill boxes that are just stunning!
    Won't you join me in my madness, too?

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  22. Some wonderful natural textures on this building -- you captured them beautifully!

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  23. You find the neatest places and things. Love all your photos!

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