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I never get tired of waterfall hunting, and this one never disappoints. This is Stowe's Bingham Falls, named after a 19th century huckster who oggled nearby Smugglers Notch with averice, built a failed hotel to profit from some nearby cold springs (with some of the freshest spring water i've sampled!) and tried but failed to get a railroad tunnel built under the notch. The West Branch of the Little River plunges and corkscrews through a narrow gorge with cool looking undulating rock formations before falling its signature 25 feet into a gorgeous teal swimming hole in a rocky bowl, which is wicked popular with local youth, so much so that the slick ledges have been stained with tragedy a few times. #vtpixels #landscapephotograpgy #govermont #wms_america #eastcoastcreatives #funisthebest #raw_community #everything_imaginable #ipulledoverforthis #backroads #backroad_visions #photo_hitchhiker #rurex #ruralexploration #trb_rurex #trb_members1 #explore #exploretocreate #geocaching #getoutside #autumn #moody #gostowe #ruralexposures #raw_country #renegade_rural #waterfallhunting #waterfalls #hiking #scenic

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The old Comanche school gymnasium. A contact at the city said it was built in 1945 and stopped use as a school in the 70's. After that many boxing matches and events were held there. You can see how beautiful the building must have been at one time from the stonework to the fixtures. . "It was the original Comanche School Gymnasium. It was also used for various other venues. The Comanche Boxing Club held many tournaments there. Teams came from as far away as Amarillo and Ft. Worth to compete in 3 day tournaments" - Kenny Lewis . "In the late 70s the Jaycees leased the gym. We spent tons of money on the electrical and roof and windows but it was just too far gone. We finally gave up" - Danny Moore . "My dad also taught golden gloves there as well. They use to have a lot of basketball and boxing and wrestling. That gym has alot of history" - Jan Martin . #abandonedoklahoma #abandonment_issues #backroad_visions #rural #abandonedphotography #myoklahoma #historic #ruins #abandonedplaces #rsa_signs #urbexphotography #oklahomaexplorer #decay #decayporn #lighting #rusted #rust #windows #school #schoolhouse #ruralexploration

Took my daughter to college this evening with the bad weather pending, and while she was in class, I drove around. This might just be one of my favorite fencerow finds! This field was completely yellow and the fence was old style. There was tall green grass on the edge, all the way to the oil top road. #hdr_country #ig_america_rural #backroad_visions #raw_mobile #fence #ruralamerica #rsa_rural_ #yellowflowers #pasture #beautiful #backroadsoftexas #hdr_country #backroads #countryside #iloveyouveryvery #skies

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A spot of light in the dark

First day back after vacation is the worst. ☠️. Well summer is pretty much over and I feel like I missed most of it. To be fair it was a terrible summer here this year! ☠️. I finished it off with an awesome trip getting to see some bucket list bands. What an awesome week. ☠️. I found this spot randomly driving. I went across the street to ask the neighbours who were mowing their lawn if I could photograph here. We were in the middle of nowhere and the neighbours were older, I can't imagine how much I freaked them out when they turned around and I was just randomly standing there. I feel like surprising people like that is a good way to get a shovel upside the head. ☠️. @canada #prairies #imagesofcanada#explorecanada #alberta #everything_imaginable #etoe_2 #abandonedafterdark #sombrexplore #sombresociety #sombrescapes #backroad_visions #moods_in_frame #trb_rural #travelalberta #ipulledoverforthis #moodygrams #mefototripods #grime_lords #renegade_rural #renegade_dark #abandon_seekers #rsa_rural #abandoned #rural

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Eagle T Ranch: “After the Rain” Open fields and blue skies... doesn’t get much better....staying humble amid the splendor 😏🐴💪🦅🙏

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the vibe

Not much stored in this shed these days.

“If you want your life to have true value, bring a gift to the world. Bring your love, not your fear. Bring your compassion, not your hatred. Bring your joy, not your suffering. Bring your optimism, not your doubt. Bring your beautiful, already free, smiling presence. Bring your open loving heart so that all beings everywhere will feel your goodness, and when you pass they too will smile and share their joy. Some things are better left sleeping while other things will nourish the universe. If you want your life to have value, bring the best part of you to the world.” Michael Kewley ~Charles Camoin . . . #sunrise #morning #midwest_captures #lake #wandering #renegade_rural #onlyinillinois #morning #naturalillinois #wanderlust #joy  #wildwoman #horizon #naturephotography #poetry #reflection #reflections #sun #love #naturesart #ig_countryside #illinois_shots #art #backroad_visions #walk #creativity

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Fall in Upper Michigan...

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Sometimes left black and blue

Misty Mountain - This little misty tree-covered hill below the mountain looks like a little island paradise floating on a field.

📍 Albarella Rovigo Italy - "Built in masonry starting from the sixteenth century, the valley huts were the home of the valley's owner, who came here to verify the progress of the fish activities; today a symbolic image of the culture and the valley tradition of the territory of Rosolina and in general of the Po Delta" [cit. lididichioggia.it] . . . ------------------------------------------------------------- #splendid_outskirts #explore_countryside #raw_country - #picturetokeep_rural #oudoors #rustlord_country #igveneto #veneto_cartoline_ #vforveneto #parcodeltadelpo #rosolinamare #rsa_rural_ #rsa_rural #mcl_rural #lagunaveneta #italiainfotografia #shared_colored_moments #tv_rural #explore_countryside_ #hdr_country #backroad_visions #the_mirror_of_our_souls --- #venetosegreto #campagnaveneta #fondoambiente #souful_moments abandoned_earth #tramontoitaliano #moody_captures

Did some work with low lighting and far away subjects trying to capture the whole scene but also a specific point love some of these. As always no editing with a starter lense. . . . . . #photography #photographer #photooftoday #beautiful #beauty #photo #naturephotography #nature_good #nature_brilliance #nature_perfection #asthetic #backroad_visions #backroad #gravelroad

Winterset, IA (2019)

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🏚🕵🏻‍♂️🚂 Outskirts of Vulcan, Alberta- Early twentieth century (rare) CPR Demonstration Farm: today empty and forgotten, but at one time a show home of sorts enticing new settlers to the area [info via BIGDoer] #rural #rsa_rural #trb_rurex #trb_rural #ig_countryside #ig_great_pics #rural_love #abandoned_excellence #pocket_family #abandonedplaces #nature_takes_over #ipulledoverforthis #country_features #trb_members1 #renegade_rural #everything_home_front #landscape_captures #medhat #abandonedafterdark #everything_imaginable #artistry_flair #abandon_seekers_ #hdr_pics #g_s_i #style_and_decay #backroad_visions #splendid_shotz #landscape_lovers #iphonephotography #picturetokeep_rural 👋🏻📷😎 Thanks for visiting friends

Tucked up in the hills of Silver City sits this lovely pair of handles. The paint has been scoured away by years of wind and snow. Time has oxidized the metal. But shine on Chrome (or nickel). . I'm still try to figure out the ID for the beauty that owns these handles. . Update: probably a late 1930s Dodge. . . . . . . #raw_abandoned #raw_mod #raw_vip #raw_mobile Pixel 2 #raw_colours #raw_textures #raw_collage #cars_abandoned #grimelords #photo_hitchhiker #renegade_rides #raw_wheels #rustlord #trb_autozone #trb_rurex #backroad_visions #rust_of_our_world #g_s_i #patina_perfection #everything_transport #boise #idahome #boiseartist #idaho #jessieswimeley

Once upon a time........

ON THE FRONTRUNNER TRAIN IT IS CLEAR, THE DRIVER DOES LITTLE TO STEER! BUT THE RIDERS, WE’VE FOUND GET A BIT TURNED AROUND WHEN THE FRONT CHANGES PLACE WITH THE REAR? Joseph D. Rees

Always chooses the darkest, gloomiest route.

Just came back from a road trip west. This church in the Hamlet of Oakshela, SK creeps me out. But when I’m in the area, I’m compelled to stop by. As recently as 1956, Oakshela supported two stores, two gas stations, two grain elevators and this Lutheran church. As of 2009, the church was boarded up and abandoned and stands as a reminder of what this community was at one time. #trb_rural #trb_members1 #raw_canada #raw_community_member #pocket_canada #pocket_family_member #rsa_rural #ipulledoverforthis #hey_ihadtosnapthat #backroad_visions #photo_hitchhiker #mcl_rural

(@mustantik)

10 Hours Ago

Ben ona sıkıntılı güz günlerinde Yedi renkli yaz yağmurları dilemiştim Kırmak istememiştim duygu filizlerini Büyük bir ustalıkla susturup içimdeki uğultuyu Rüzgarımı olanca yumuşaklığıyla salmıştım üzerine İncinmesin diye tek Acıyı bile ters yüz eden İncelikli bir gülümsemeyle yüzümde Ben ona gittikçe soğuyan zamanlarda Sıcacık bir sığınak olayım istemiştim İnsanlar içinde üşüdükçe Güvenle gelebileceği Kuşların kanatları neden vardır? Bir insan neden ağlar yarı yaşına gelince? Bulutlar gökyüzünün yükü müdür, süsü müdür? Tutsağı mıdır rüzgarın, sevgilisi midir? Konuşayım istemiştim bir yüreğin dilince Yanıtı olmayan sorularda boğmak istememiştim Ben ona sabah olamasam da Dingin bir ikindi olayım istemişimdir Herşeyin usul usul durulduğu saatlerde gelsin Yüzünde uçuk bir gülümsemeyle Yaslasın yorgunluğunu gövdemin yaşlı çınarına Serip üzerine yapraklarımın ağırlıksız yorganını Dinlendireyim istemiştim Üşütmek istememiştim. Ben ona ne istemişsem bu yalnızlık aylarında Gecikmiş... İnce... Güzel ve uzak... Biraz da kendime istemiştim Sevgi adına #şükrüerbaş ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤❤❤❤❤ #decay_explorers #made_in_decay #backroad_visions #jj_urbex #abandonedafterdark #welcometwoneverland #urbex_under #bandochasers #abandon_seekers_ #abandoned_addiction #acreativevisual #urbexartists #bando_hunters #anonymousbando #g_s_i #abandoned_greece #raw_abandoned #myrustyfix #fadedbeautyindecay #urbex_utopia #bando_dawgs #urbexportugal #shotz__fired #grime_reapers #abandoned_excellence #urbex_europe_ #urbanexploration

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” John Muir Peace, Freshness, and Energy....aaahhhh ‘I’m going home!!’ #backroad_visions #nationalparkobsessed #bestforestmood #fortheloveofbranches #featurescapes #raw_alltrees #photo_hitchhiker #ipulledoverforthis #hey_ihadtosnapthat #joyful_sky #joyful_pics #jj_tennessee #surftennessee #naturaltennessee #your_tn #tennessee #cadescove #smokymountains #tv_lovelylanes

(@thetrochilidae)

1969-12-31 16:00:00

As you look at the photo, try to imagine this Texaco station 50 years ago and the cacophony of sounds as it operated in its prime. You hear the distinct double ring of a bell announcing the arrival of station wagons and 4 door sedans the size of parade floats, their mammoth 400 plus cubic inch V8 engines thirsty for fuel ⛽️ as vacationers headed toward the Grand Canyon or possibly Disneyland. These vehicles pulling up to the concrete islands where shiny pumps with catchy names like “Fire Chief” and “Sky Chief” once stood. Station attendants in clean uniforms asking, “Fill her up?” They pumped gasoline that contained Tetraethyl, cleaned windshields, and checked fluid levels under your hood to make sure you got back on the road to your destination. Gas pumps announcing each gallon of gasoline they dispensed via a single “ding” from a mechanical bell inside each pump. Moms or dads asking the station cashier for the keys to access clean restrooms. You could hear the occasional whine of impact wrenches emanating from the two service bays as mechanics performed repairs. The distinct sound of someone dropping dimes into the slot of a tall narrow “Vendo” soda machine, the squeak as they opened a narrow upright spring loaded door, and the clink of the machine as they pulled out the chilly 10 ounce glass bottle of their refreshing pop. Moms and dads calling out to their kids to get back to car so they could get back on the road. These are sounds from the road I fondly recall from many family vacations. I learned to plan a trip by reading a folding map provided free by these service stations. It was a simpler time I was glad to experience. When technology fails, I can always find my way home the old fashioned way. #roadside_america #roadsideamerica #roadside #roadsidephotography #roadsiderelics #gas_food_lodging #gasstation #abandonedgasstation #abandonedplaces #abandonedbuilding #ipulledoverforthis #ibrakeforoldservicestations #americana #blackandwhitephotography #route66 #historicroute66 #backroads_vision #backroad_visions #rural_abandoned #rawabandoned #renegade_abandoned #raw_abandoned