Next door to the abandoned green house which featured in the post Abandoned II, was a single storey building with both windows boarded up. The house was a dull pebble dash with a grey roof that hardly stood out or would attract the attention of a camera. Except the door that is.
The wooden door was a mosaic of different colours, as layers of paint revealed varying colours before the wood could be seen below. So to the door I was attracted, a smashed central pane underlining the abandoned nature of the building. As I looked through this opening, the light coming through the back door opposite was almost blinding.
A couple of minutes of adjustment and I just stood with mouth agape. A suit jacket covered in cobwebs hung on the wall, rusted shears lay at the foot of a hall stand, a crate with one old milk bottle and, incongruously, a plastic water bottle stood on the floor. The one wall of the hall bore all the accoutrements of an old Irish catholic home, including a prayer.
For those interested, the prayer on the wall is as follows:
God grant that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray,
When in the Lord’s safe landing net
I’m peacefully asleep,
That in his mercy I be judged
As big enough to keep.
Just to underline, all the photos for the Abandoned Challenge were taken on the one day, Saturday 1st March – St David’s Day, the national day of Wales. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed my discovery.