4.12.2011

Abandoned Haunts


Shirt, Skirt, Belt: Goodwill
Samsonite Luggage: Flea Market
Necklace: Modcloth
Shoes: c/o Wanted Shoes

Corey and I revisited the abandoned building that I mentioned a few weeks ago. We've been waiting for a sunny day to align with some extra free time before bothering to go back. Last time we went, when we first discovered that the back door was unlocked, it was a dark and gloomy day. We already knew that pictures wouldn't turn out under those circumstances.

What I failed to mention the first time I wrote about the building is what it used to be. I expect that most of you will think I'm crazy once I tell you, but my response to that is a) Corey made me do it and b) my adventurous spirit got the best of me. You can barely even tell that it's an old funeral parlor from the outside. Other than the vintage sign that's hanging in the front yard that reads "Funeral Parlor", it's a pretty regular place. Once you get inside, there's no such evidence of that.  All you can really tell is that nature has been in charge of the decorating for a long time, with an occasional bum stopping through to borrow shelter. It's set in a white stucco building with a flat roof and three arches at the entrance. Vines are crawling up the right side, jumping into windows and clinging to the pews inside. Oh yeah, there were pews. I guess I lied about the "no evidence" thing. There were no caskets or bodies which was my greatest fear. 

Corey and I were there for about thirty minutes, taking pictures and freaking ourselves out every time the wind would sound an uncomfortable noise at the end of the hall. It was really a neat (and well lit) place. I took a few props to make things a little more interesting.

In other ghostly news, I think my new house is haunted.


35 comments:

The Daily Fashionista said...

Creepy place! I love the props you used. I'd be scared shitless if it were me in there!! Haha! Thank god you had someone with you. And its interesting that you may be living somewhere really haunted. I lived in what i and my sister to believe a haunted house. It was unsettling at times but you learn to deal with it. So what's happened to make you think its haunted?

Our Youth said...

Beautiful photos.
x

Lara said...

Wow, I really wish we had abandoned buildings. I really don't think that it is all the creepy that is used to be a funeral home. But then again, I really don't believe in ghosts or anything so, it wouldn't freak me out. :)

Rebeccak said...

eeek! Spooky stuff! Love these photos... totally captured the mood :)

Amelia said...

what?? i would be scared out of my mind, but then i again i'm a wuss- hate scary movies. your eyes are unbelievable and cute outfit as always

Dakota said...

I love how fresh and cute these pictures look-- not at all morbid or goth, as it easily could've gone. Even though I'm a notorious abandoned house explorer myself, a funeral parlor might've been a bit much for me, haha! You're brave!

Deni said...

Lovely outfit .... Great post hun!


ps. I would like to invite you to the first giveaway on my blog.

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deni

Kitsune-kun said...

pretty! exploring abandoned buildings is so fun! not in the cold and snow though. can't wait till its gets warmer here. we found some cool places last summer.

Liz said...

Look at those eyes!! Lovely. Abandoned buildings are so much fun - and brave of you to traipse through this particular one!

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Chaucee said...

I love how every outfit post is like a mini photo shoot for you! You know how to work a tripod like none other!

Shell said...

amazing photos!

Monique said...

Wow, Wow, Wow...amazing! What makes you think your own home is haunted. Do tell! Great getup

Meesh said...

What an *awesome* shoot location. Who cares if it's haunted if the photos come out that beautifully! ;)

Jo said...

Beautiful photographs! I think I'd be too creeped out to go inside (though I am a wuss like that!) But the photographs definitely make it look worth it!

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northwest is best said...

Cool photos! Hope you didn't have nightmares.

Nikki said...

This place look truely amazing! x

Louder than Silence said...

Oh Starr, this place looks dreamy, funeral home or no funeral home! Really wish we had more run down buildings like this here in London to explore but alas no. Love your outfit here too. Sally x

Callie said...

Love this photoshoot! Awesome setting, fabulous outfit... it's got serious character. One of my faves!!

Rachel said...

I love the setting; a little bit eerie, but still completely lovely and awesome. And I love your hair in all these!

Casie Jean said...

What a wonderful place to stumble upon, and you look lovely x.x.x
Casie Jean

The Attic People said...

Beautiful photos and great outfit. The colours in this shoot are so pretty :)

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Fiona Timantti said...

What a cool place! Abandoned houses fascinate and scare me.. I'm hoping to be able to visit one abandoned asylum soon!

KateLainey said...

Love this abandoned funeral palor and the photos! I'd be totally creeped out...

Amber Blue Bird said...

how do you find these places, I wish I could stumble upon an abandoned funereal parlor

Lydia said...

Totally creepy and totally cool.

apurpledress said...

Sounds super creepy! But fun! Really awesome photos.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Nature has definitely been in charge for a while... but those are often the best places for atmospheric photos. : )

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

Wow, that building is so cool...and so creepy! I love your outfit and the fact that it all came from the thrift store!

Doris Anne said...

Creepy miss!! but what a neat place to take photos in, the lighting is absolutely beautiful!

I can't get over how creepy/beautiful the "leaning forward" photo is!

xo,
Kala Noel.

Mamushka Marie said...

these photos are amazing. love the stripes dearie!

reverienotes said...

Lucky you! I adore abandoned buildings. I find them strangely romantic. All the ones I've come across local to me have been boarded up.

also, your blog is stunning!

sarah said...

Ohh, I love this! I love photos of abandoned buildings, and always wish I was brave enough to sneak into them myself. These photos are so lovely and beautifully styled, and oh my, the lighting is perfect!

benzerj said...

I love this backdrop for photos! I am sure you were happy you were there when it was light outside, otherwise I think it would have been much scarier!

So why do you think your new house is haunted?? I'm so curious!

Modern Southerner said...

Ah, this is great! I've been in lots of abandoned houses, but none of them have been funeral parlors. Lovely photo shoot!

So, cool! So, about your house possibly being haunted, do tell more...

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Matchless Vision said...

Lovely outfit! I am definitely a fan of all of your abandoned building photos, so when I read this was a funeral parlor, I was intrigued. Its interesting to look at old buildings from both perspectives, what they were used for and what they are now. Beautiful lighting inside as well.

I used one of your old photo shoots from a year ago for some inspiration on my blog! One of my favorite shoots you have done.

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