Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coming unhinged

Inside door, unhinged

I returned to an old one-room schoolhouse in Door County to hopefully get a closer look at what remained of the building. The story of how I originally stumbled onto this structure is here.

I walked around the building, peering into a window or missing door here and there to get a photo of the decay within. At one point, I leaned a bit too heavily on the exterior wall while trying to photograph the interior and the entire building shifted a few inches.

The building had two entry doors, both of which opened into the single room inside. I imagine that boys and girls used separate doors to enter the schoolhouse, but don't quote me on that. This is one of the twin foyers that lead to the large open room beyond.

This is the room beyond:

Inside view

Somewhere along the way, this building was used to stash a large number of paint cans and lids after much of the floor had been removed.

Entry door into the other foyer:

Front door

The view through the rear window:

Through the rear window

Photographs © 2009 James Jordan.


SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Awesome photos!

Erik said...

I love the way that HDR brings out the texture in old wood grains. Nice work.

Calm Energy said...

Will anything become of the old building? Your photography is amazing. Thank you for sharing it with so many! ~Maria

mike said...

i like the school, there are a million pictures in and around that place.

Bob Towery said...

These are all very nice, I especially like the 3rd one. Great color saturation.

Stephen Van Tuyl said...

Excellent series of photos James. I especially like "Coming Unhinged." Great play of color, texture and shadow!

Nukke said...

Kind of sad :( but suits well in this challenge !!!!!