Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Barns and abandoned houses

6th January 2014

My country is not as big as US or Australia so our architecture must be different. Looking at Americans blogs I am surprised how many abandoned houses and barns they have in the countryside, At my place there are some but not a lot. Why?

Firstly we are small country so each plot is priceless. And what's more 65 % people live in cities and towns but now more and more people prefer living in the countryside.
Secondly now in all countries which belong to European Union the plots are very expensive and what's more I can say Europe is very expensive comparing to US. 

During our summer holidays we often visit different parts of Poland and Europe and it is difficult to find abandoned houses and farms. But last year I took some photos of the old abandoned houses in the countryside. 







Abandoned houses in the heart of Europe.

What about barns some of you take photos of American barns so I took last summer a photo of our barn in the North of Poland. In the barn farmers keep only machinery and equipment.



Enjoy the photos..

26 comments:

  1. Yet on the streets of Warsaw, there are so many homeless people

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    1. Andrew, of course there are za lot of . But I believe here in Upper Silesia is a bigger problem because Silesian Metropolitan Uninion of citiies is larger than Warsaw. 5 million live here so homelesss are everywhere but there are many shelter, too where they get free accommodation and food all year round.

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  2. I enjoyed your photos of the abandoned barns, especially with the thatch roofs on them which we would not see in North America.

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    1. These houses come from 19th century.

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  3. They look intriguing, it makes me wonder who lived there once.

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    1. Margaret, people who were very poor and don't have farms or liitle ones

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  4. Great finds! Love seeing the thatched roof! Cute pup in the last shot!

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  5. In the second photo the roof looks to be thatched, something I never see here. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Tom, you are right but europe is different in each aspect

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  6. The roof on the second house is pretty neat! I wonder how old those abandoned houses are.

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  7. I loved looking at your photos. I just never thought about the difference in how many abandoned houses there might be from country to country. Interesting.

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    1. My dear friend my continent is different from yours. Each European country is different

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  8. Nice photos! I like to see the old buildings in different areas of the world. We have a lot of old abandoned barns and homestead "shacks" in our area.

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  9. the thatched roofs are amazing to see! thanks for sharing these rare finds!

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  10. As others have mentioned, interesting to see the thatched roofs. Also interesting to read about differences in pricing. In our cities, the property is very expensive in the US, but in outlying areas more reasonable. As the cities expand, the property outside is being bought by developers who build houses for new people moving out. Gas prices are low here right now, so people are willing to commute.

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    1. Linda, countries in Europe are expensive of course houses especially in big cities as mine are very high comparing to our salaries so many people have mortages. And the gas is 80% expensive than in US so it is better to fly to long distances,.

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  11. I forgot I also wanted to tell you the thatched roofs' on the homes are very interesting.

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    1. Felicia I am glad my blog is informative for people from other continent.

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  12. Sad but beautiful abandoned places. Just LOVE the thatched roofs. I have NO idea why we have so many abandoned houses in America...it drives me crazy! People build their home and hope for the future, and then their kids move off to jobs and lives in a city or some other state and leave the house to rot. It's just amazing to me! And sad.

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  13. I agree about the thatched roofs. They are so rustic looking and charming. We don't have a lot of abandoned land here in Hawaii either. Land is limited here and precious.

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  14. It is rare to see abandoned homes here too. You see some that are empty after being bought & waiting to be developed but people don't just leave them.

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  15. Thank you for sharing your views this week. I love those roofs. Hope to see you again!

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  16. That is a very fascinating look at those houses and all the stuff that can still be done with them. Who knows? You can even monitize them someday, or simply gentrify them, with new roofs atop them that will make them last for a few more decades. Thanks for sharing that, Gosia! All the best to you!

    Terence Warner @ Brunwin Roofing

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