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Return Once More

Birds singing in shadows,
Small creatures rustling in the leaves,
Light filtering through cobwebs
Holding fast to decaying walls and fragile beams

Silence is descending on what once was
A shelter to life and dreams,
Soon it will be gone forever,
Without so much as a goodbye, it seems.~Angie Davies

This is a window in a beautiful old abandoned bank barn in Gettysburg, Pa.USA just outside the battlefield perimeters. Many historic barns in our area have been restored, but for some reason this one is in decay with no apparent hope for restoration. Its plight seems symbolic of the difficulties of the family farm in our country, and that way of life.

  • A couple of items of interest in this photograph; in the third pane down on the left can be seen a handprint, and in the fourth pane down on the right is what appears to be a face, which looks more like a chimp than a human. I believe the face is due to the trunk of an old tree outside the window. Also, in the broken section of window, third pane down on left is the shape of a cat’s head with one ear showing.


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I am a photographer who loves to paint. Or, I am a painter who loves photography? No matter, they are very compatible! :) I really enjoy working in watercolor, and love the magical qualities that it can give to a work of art! You will see photography,watercolor and acrylic paintings on my bubble. Hope you enjoy! :)

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  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    Great shot and nice find!!! :o)

  • Thanks so much for the comment and fave! This was a tricky capture to get. I had to do some interesting maneuvering.

    – AngieDavies

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 3 years ago

    Nice image Angie.

  • Thanks so much for the nice comment and fave!

    – AngieDavies

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 3 years ago

    This is very beautiful,anna

  • Thanks Ana! I am glad you could see the beauty in it. Not something everyone would find beauty in, but I did also.

    – AngieDavies

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    Nice shot, Angie. I love the old buildings and love to see them kept and restored! I think it is a huge mistake to let corporations take over our food basket.
    Already they are finding the pesticides spliced into corn and other GMO’s in peoples bloodstream. This is messing with DNA big time.

  • So right Marriet. I think in time people will begin to garden more and create some of their own food supply. The heirloom tomatoes are so much better than the genetically altered ones as an example. Thanks for the fave and commenting!!!!

    – AngieDavies

  • Kathilee
    Kathileeover 3 years ago

    Oh, I wouldn’t have seen the face, maybe it’s a spirit!! hee, great capture Angie

  • Yes, enlarged that face is rather creepy! I noticed it before going to bed one evening, not a good thing! :) Thanks for commenting!!!!

    – AngieDavies

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thanks so much Kathy!!! :)

    – AngieDavies

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovover 3 years ago

    Oh My God, Angie! This capture is amazing! There is something about these old windows….mesmerizing!

  • I love your comment!!!! I find this window mesmerizing also, and could look at it for hours seeing something new each time. So pleased you thought so too, and thanks for the fave!!!!

    – AngieDavies

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Great shot Angie!

  • Thanks so much for the nice comment and fave Istvan!

    – AngieDavies

  • Nicole DeFord
    Nicole DeFordover 3 years ago

    Lovely! I find this shot to be very appealing…makes me think of when I was younger and would play in out-buildings on old farms. Lots of fun! :)

  • Yes, old buildings are fun to explore. You just have to watch out for spiders, mice, and snakes! Thanks so much for the fave and nice comment!!!!

    – AngieDavies

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    love the light against the dark tones!

  • Thanks so much Agnes for the nice comment and fave!

    – AngieDavies

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