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Abandoned 1 of 3

Before we finish this day I thought I would return to some old themes.

This old house is built from the native cypress which is naturally termite resistant.


  1. Isn't that fabulous?
    Imagine the time that went into building that home and now....

  2. I always find it sad to see a house that has been abandoned - especially when so much work has gone into it. This is counteracted by the scenic phot oppotunity that is thus created though!!

    Happy travels!

  3. Great textures! I had no idea about a tree being termite resistant... Now I know there's one! :-)


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