I must say I had a fascination with this little old cabin near Mountain View, in south-west Alberta, Canada, just a few miles from where the prairies meet the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It looks like it’s survived a lot of hard times, but still carries on.I’m guessing, but I’m pretty sure it would date from at least 1900 or maybe older. In the background is Chief Mountain, down across the border in Montana, USA.

Mid June, 2010
Fuji S100FS camera

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Comments

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Good one, George! I love these old buildings.

  • Hi David, that corner of Alberta seems to have a lot of these, and the scenery around them make some nice backgrounds. Many thanks!

    – George Cousins

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    It still looks pretty inviting … that scenery would be great to wake up to each day … great shot George♥

  • Oh yes, it sure would! I think I prefer the foothill/prairie transition area, you get such a variety of scenery in just a few miles. Glad you liked it:)

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    I guess hard times made the folks who owned these places move on, which is too bad. I am not sure I would trust that ladder to hold me, or the roof once I got to the top :-)) Love Chief Mtn in the background George

  • We both thought it would be quite a temptation to look into buying one of those old homesteads and build a place..the views were so great. Even in winter I imagine it would be quite spectacular. And I wouldn’t trust that roof or ladder myself!

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 4 years ago

    probably just someone next door would know, likely they are still family land. At least that’s what we find here in Manitoba, Fred quite often asks if we can go in and photograph, and this guy know what guy and on it goes. Next time eh?

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 4 years ago

    NIce going … I’m sure the ladder was left for the next guy.
    Barb

  • Hi Barb, you’re probably right. Almost looks like the time came to just pack up and walk away, or maybe they only moved down the road to a bigger house..one never knows :)

    – George Cousins

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    What a lovely old building, George, and what a magnificent view! Beautiful shot!

  • Good morning Mike.. and thank you. I think Chief Mtn. is one of the most spectacular ones I’ve seen, it’s a bit aloof from the others and makes it more imposing. Yes, I’d love to spend a lot of time looking at that view. 4 days wasn’t enough!

    – George Cousins

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTalmost 4 years ago

    Nice shot George. Well done….

  • Hi Janusz, many thanks for your kind comments:)

    – George Cousins

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    I’m fascinated with the photo of it, This a wonderful place!

  • Hello Kay, so glad you liked it, the scenery around that area is just amazing. Every variation you could ask for..except no ocean..lol!

    – George Cousins

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconalmost 4 years ago

    Wow!! This is old!! Very intriguing! So beautifully framed with the mountains in the background!! Well done George!!

  • Hi Blair..yes, I think it must be back around 100 years at least. The rafters are pretty well sagged down, though the shingles may have been replaced at one time, they look a little more recent. I loved the site and the view they had in every direction!

    – George Cousins

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...almost 4 years ago

  • Good morning Leslie, and many thanks for the honour!

    – George Cousins

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