• By:

Have you sStEtienne1een the pictures of abandoned castles and grand homes on Pinterest?

I have questions about them. Some pictures look Photoshopped. There isn’t a window broken or any architectural details taken. It just seems to me that if they were truly abandoned, there would be quite a bit of vandalism.

I looked at some abandoned properties on Pinterest. I did further research online to find the context of these photos. Not enough research to write a thesis, but enough to come to the conclusion they probably are abandoned.

Let’s look at a few. This first one, St-Etienne-le-Vieux is a church mostly destroyed in WWII. So much of it is intact, why hasn’t France saved the beautiful frescoes and window’s? You see what you think.







And this staircase in Poland (above)



This lovely little sink under a beautiful window!


I think they are marvelous and wondrous pictures. I find them all the time on Pinterest. While they may be abandoned, they still have beauty. And they tell a story. Who was the person who walked away? Who lived there once upon a time? Did children play on that staircase? Why is there a little tiny sink under that splendid round window? How do these pictures make you feel?





Author: Karen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

4 thoughts on “Abandoned Castles – What about those?

  1. I so wish those walls could talk. Wouldn’t it be wonderful?? That is the first thing I think of when I see an old building or house….the lives those people lived….were they happy…did they love…

    Posted on September 24, 2016 at 10:46 am
    1. It would be wonderful. I’m thinking some of these pictures are great inspiration for new story’s 🙂

      Posted on September 24, 2016 at 11:01 am
  2. Yes, I think about the memories too. If the walls could talk …

    Posted on September 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm
  3. They are beautiful….they are sad….they are full of memories… 🙂

    Posted on September 7, 2016 at 11:11 am