KindaSquare#13: Kinda Looks Abandoned and Lonely

Taken from my sleeper car on my cross country Amtrak trip in July. Probably in Kansas or Iowa.

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Textures

Empty Nest

Bird’s Nest, Alaska

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Random Road

Once Upon A Time, . . .

Abandoned Road, in or near C&O Canal National Historic Park at Four Locks, near Clear Springs, Maryland.

Dilapidated entrance gate to road leading to Potomac Dell, a private home that at one time opened its grounds to the public, at no charge. The ad below describes all that it offered. The ad is from the Hagerstown, Maryland newspaper The Daily Mail, 23 May 1955, Mon, Page 2. The ad is the only information I could find about Potomac Dell so I can’t say when or why the property was abandoned. There is a large deteriorating house near the paved road.

 

Potomac Dell - The yellow and white homes tucked behind Four Locks -

 

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Four Doors Down

Abandoned

Four consecutive doors in a mostly abandoned residential street in Aveiro, Portugal. House numbers 38, 40, 42, and for some reason, 34a.

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Pink It Is #28

Retro Pink

Faded Sign, Ligonier Beach, Pennsylvania

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Backroads America on the Lincoln Highway

Ligonier Beach, in the Allegany Mountains of Pennsylvania

I think Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor, with its roadside attractions, picturesque vistas, and quaint towns, evokes the Lincoln Highway experience of old. It also illustrates how communities bypassed by the interstate freeway system and state turnpikes struggle to survive.

Ligonier Beach, opened on July 4, 1925, once a booming playground attracting the likes of Dean Martin to perform, now sits idle. The man-made sand beach is long gone. The pool is dry. No one poses for pictures. The lamdmark closed in 2017 after flood damage because of the prohibitive cost of repairs

I stayed close to the site last night.

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