The handwriting was on the wall

Literally. It was right there on the wall.

This is the fourth installment of the co-posting experiment with Ehpem, which makes it my turn to write our post.

As you might have noticed from my blog, I do like to find a nice, abandoned place to photograph. And Ehpem came through as a great photographic-tour guide – we found an excellent abandoned house and spent quite a long time inside making photos. (Kudos to Ehpem’s wonderful and patient spouse for waiting for us!) There was much to be seen, and photographed, in the place, and we tried to be diligent about capturing it all. The house had the look of some deliberate dismantling, but the more recent changes seemed to be more along the lines of nature reclaiming what once was hers.

There were several places where the walls were down to brown paper that had some very artistic things happening (don’t worry: we got plenty of shots of that!). But we also spotted a couple of places where a long-ago carpenter had made notes right there on the wall. It was an excellent find.

(You can find Ehpem’s companion post here, and the series here.)


Writing on the wall

Jordan River, British Columbia
photographed 4.22.2015

Posted on May 19, 2015, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I wish I could read all the words in your photos. Perhaps the middle one is fir to go with fir floor since indeed there were Douglas fir floors in the front part of this house, still in good shape too.
    The diagram in my photo means nothing to me. It is on a bit of blocked up doorway from when the front part of the house was its own building. It was interesting to see the blocked up windows and general rearrangement of the old into part of the new.

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  2. We saw quite a bit of writing on the lath (we had plaster walls) when we took apart a section of a wall to upgrade electrical. It must have meant something to somebody in 1939 when the house was built but we couldn’t quite figure it out. Also, since we only took apart a part of the wall we only got part of the message. Probably never meant to be read after the plaster was applied. Or perhaps a message from someone’s inner archaeologist. The color is the only thing in the top photo that identifies ehpem’s work, especially since the other is B&W. Otherwise, it would be difficult to tell who shot which.

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  3. Both of these comments reminded me that we found a penciled-in message on some floor joists uncovered during a renovation on our house. The message said, “This floor will NEVER squeak.” Of course, the message was wrong.


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