Abandoned houses

10/06/2011

When I came across these, I knew I just had to post Kevin Bauman’s beautiful photographs of abandoned houses in the Detroit suburbs. These images creep under your skin, stays there, and makes you wonder what happened to the people who once lived there. Melancholic, eerie and fascinating at the same time.
The series is called 100 abandoned houses where the prints are available to order, with some of the proceeds going to a charity doing some positive work in Detroit. 

26 comments:

  1. Love this collection of images! Makes me wonder who used to live in these homes and why they have become abandoned. Some of them have such beautiful architectural elements!

    Mandy
    www.kinistyle.com

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  2. wow, it's a great collection, the images are truly stunning. thanks for sharing
    Have a great w/end
    Claudia xo

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  3. Have a splendid weekend everybody - ENJOY!!!
    A xxx

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  4. Son preciosas!!!. Yo cuando veo una casa de estas también imagino como fué la vida ahí y quién la habitó. Muy bonito post. XOXO

    http://isauraamandabybastos.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow - the beautiful and the decayed. Certainly eerie!!! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Allison

    www.spicerandbank.blogspot.com

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  6. Det är något speciellt med övergivna hus! De är lite läskiga, men ändå så älskar jag dem på nåt sätt.. de sätter igång fantasin! Fina bilder!

    Ha en härlig helg!
    Kram Elina

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  7. So sad to see these beautiful buildings crumbling away without love...

    On a completely different note, just wanted to let you know that I left an award for you on my blog today and you can find it here

    http://fashionedbylove.blogspot.com/2011/06/awards-and-7-things-about-me.html

    xxx

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  8. these are great. thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Am from near Detroit (though live in the UK now) when I was little Detroit was amazing, all the buildings were beautiful and its just been left to ruin really, which is a shame, but its good they are trying to do something about it! This is a great documentation of it :) Have a great weekend xx

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  10. I'm shocked. They are/ were such incredibly beautiful houses. And now.....

    Who used to live in them? And who was the last person to close the front door on such beauty? I guess every single one has a sad story.

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  11. There is something so intriguing about abandoned houses!
    An there all so lovely why would anyone leave them.

    Abigail x
    www.abigailsplace8.blogspot.com

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  12. I know this project and it's really cool.

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  13. how great that the proceeds are going to help others.

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  14. Fascinating!

    Beauty is gone, is still alive ...

    Salut!
    Franka

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  15. Interesting post!
    Now I'm visiting the Kevin Bauman’s blog!

    <3

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  16. Wonderful images!
    For me - the beauty is in the 'imperfection' of these houses!
    Have a lovely weekend and greetings from the Périgord to Denmark,
    karin

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  17. these really are magical. i love thinking up stories about who used to live there, and dreaming about how beautiful they would be if fixed up. but there's a lot of beauty in how they look here isn't there?

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  18. I wish that money was no object and I could bring all of these home back to life. :)

    Love, vanilla

    http://notesfrommycloset.blogspot.com/

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  19. These are beautiful. I could spend all day looking at these!
    -Meagan
    http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

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  20. I am pleased you all love these - I nearly fell over when I came across these, as I think they pictures are so incredibly beautiful - the decaying is heartbreaking and have me thinking of lost time. And I am so glad about the charity work they are trying to do.
    Axx

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  21. These images are stunning. I am sure these houses look beautiful at one time. I always find abandoned homes fascinating, creepy and intriguing. It makes me wonder who lived there previously and why they left. I am also curious to find out what is left inside the house. How adventurous is it to explore a house like this?

    Have a happy weekend, Anya!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  22. wow really interesting photos! love how your blog is photo focused !!

    ps new follower :)

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  23. I found this post very interesting! I'm sure these abandoned houses do have some stories behind them.
    chloe-mia.blogspot.com

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  24. so beautiful...reminds me of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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