Holding a Good Thought – CFFC

If you didn’t notice Cee’s update last Wednesday, She had good news about Chris and she added:

“Update … I should be back to blogging tomorrow.”

That ‘tomorrow’ was last Thursday. This Tuesday (tomorrow) Cee will release a new Fun Foto challenge. In the meantime, I am tapping one of her old ones for today’s post.

This week’s CFFC topic is Urban Erosion (see Maarten Vromans). Your photos can consist of urban or suburban scenes. I live in a rather small town, so getting into a big city, I don’t do that often. I think what.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – 1/12/21

Let’s see what we can find in the archives


  1. Old Glory is still beautiful framed by the window.

    Love the rusted “boxcar’, but the barn looks so sad and forlorn. It must’ve been a beauty in its heyday.

    At least the train station got a new lease on life. Too bad all these structures didn’t get some TLC.

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  2. I’m not sure there’s enough TLC in the world! Very good to see the work on the old train station, though — it’s always encouraging when old things can be cared about. This is a very eloquent gallery. There’s nostalgia here too for those of us who grew up in an industrial hub now quiet.

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    • I was worried about the train station. That one is on our town. It was owned by AMTRAK and before the restoration could begin (while the building was open to the weather), AMTRAK, the CT Department of Transportation and our local government officials (Selectmen) had to agree on a plan. It seems that work has slowed, but at least the building is now weatherproof.

      Some of these scenes are ones I remember when they were bustling with activity – or places like them.

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  3. A few of these did get some much needed attention, Ginger, but some are still resting/rusting in place. It’s sad when you realize you might be taking the last photo of a building that someone worked hard to construct.

    I was glad I could find a flag that worked for the challenge.

    I hope you have a great week!


  4. I’m a fan of Urban Decay. I loved that old rusty vehicle, train, and ruins.

    The county pulled out a huge tree from under one of our main river bridges a week ago. The water level is pretty high. That tree would have done some damage if they weren’t watching for fallen trees rushing down the river!

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  5. There is so much emotion tied up in run down and decaying buildings. They are a reflection of society at large but they also give a note of hope. People trying to change the decay, exchanging one beauty for another. Well done.

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  6. Urban decay can transport us back in time, wondering what the scene looked like and how the buildings or apparatus was at one time vital instead of vacated. We have a number of building and structures no longer “active” in our area, but they don’t show their age quite as much as these pictures reflect. Some in these shots need a ton of TLC, but I always like it when a building or structure is “saved” from demolition and repurposed back into day-to-day use.

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    • The good news, Bruce, is that some of these are going to be restored.Even that rusty railroad crane might be restored. It’s sitting in a trolley museum near where we live. These are like a little bit of time travel. That’s a cool thought.

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  7. Hi Dan – so glad things are improving for Cee and Chris … looks like a blackbird is enjoying its rusty roadside home … while the others are all interesting parts of someone’s history … cheers Hilary

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  8. I love your response to this challenge. “I’m sure all these things played important roles in their prime. I wish they could talk.” YES! That’s exactly why I love these well-worn places and objects.

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