Thoughtful Thursday



Once upon a time I posted a picture of an old house here.  It is now no more and all that remains is the chimney.  

I think this chimney has been witness to a lot of history. 

"Every spirit makes its house, and we can give a shrewd guess from the house to the inhabitant." 

Ralph Waldo Emerson  

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  1. Certainly the scene arouses the curiosity of any passerby.

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  2. A hauntingly beautiful capture Michelle.

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  3. That was a fine chimney when built, some of the early ones were wood and mud so if you had one of the stone ones, you had a safe way to heat. Of course fireplaces were not the most efficient heat it obviously worked. Probably some cold mornings back in the 1800s.

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  4. It always amazes me how the old houses can burn or fall down and the chimney will still be standing.

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  5. Morning Michelle, great shot of that charming old chimney, Francine.

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  6. A months time and it's all but gone....amazing. Neat to see before and after like that. Love what you did with the picture.

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  7. Oh the quote is so true and my mind is exploring the stories tied up in that chimney. Great shot and mystery. B

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  8. I'm always amazed that the chimney has survived. For some reason I think that when the house goes, the chimney will topple. Very cool shot!

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  9. an amazing photo, a sad ending to the house that was a home...

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  10. I wonder what started the fire? I bet they'll knock that chimney over soon as it looks a bit wobbly. Very haunting image.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. Wow, that's crazy! Too bad the house is all gone.

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  12. The chimney always lasts longer than the rest.
    Merle.........

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  13. Makes me kind of sad. Seems like when the chimney goes, all the memories that were made there will vanish too.

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  14. Seems sad but nothing lasts forever. Yje photo is wonderful in sepia!

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  15. Looking back at your photo of the house, I wonder what it looked like when it was new....Love the way you show it in sepia tones. Nice Emerson quote!

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  16. I like that photo but it's kind of sad too. I always think of all the memories that were made in the house, back when it was young!

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  17. I don't even know this house and yet I am sad. Why is that?

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  18. I love it...the stories that chimney could tell...

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  19. Marvelous photo, if only chimneys could talk.

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  20. I hope at least the chimney stays upright for a long time!

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  21. Awesome image, long live the brave chimney!

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  22. Very poignant shot of the chimney. I do recall the post about the house and am sad to see that it was indeed torn down. What memories must have been created there. We may never know but you've captured a small part of it's history for all to remember it by. Which is a beautiful thing.

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