Thursday, January 22, 2015

Abandonment: Ranch - Tehachapi, California

Barn In Balck & White - Tehachapi, California
Back in November of 2013 I visited a small abandoned ranch near Tehachapi, California. Earlier this month I returned to this site to capture some more photographs.

This ranch is surrounded on three sides by active farm fields. A small dirt road leads to the abandoned buildings. There's a house, a large barn and a large stable (that also was an office and workshop).

It's an interesting place that has certainly seen better days. The two-bedroom house isn't in too bad of shape, although vandals have done some damage since my first visit. The barn could be put back in service with a little work. The stable is what looks beyond the point of fixing. I think it would have to be torn down if anyone ever wanted to reactivate this property.

I don't know how long this place has been abandoned. The house may have been lived in for a while after the rest of the ranch became inactive. Nobody has lived in the place for at least five years, maybe longer.

Below are the original photographs that I captured of the ranch back in 2013, and at the bottom (plus Barn In Black & White above) are the photos I captured this month. I used a Nikon D3300 DSLR for the new images.

From 2013:
Boarded Up Door
Slowly Falling Apart - Tehachapi, California
West - Tehachapi, California
One Circle - Tehachapi, California
Many Circles - Tehachapi, California
Abandoned Bench - Tehachapi, California
Field of View - Tehachapi, California
Broken View North - Tehachapi, California
Crack In The Wall - Tehachapi, California
Interior Stairway - Tehachapi, California
Unstable Stable - Tehachapi, California
The Backyard View - Tehachapi, California
Barn Roof - Tehachapi, California
From 2015:
Futura - Tehachapi, California
Down The Stairs & Out The Door - Tehachapi, California
The Cupboards Are Bare - Tehachapi, California
Electronic Leaves - Tehachapi, California
Lonely Plastic Chair - Tehachapi, California
Broken Self Reflection - Tehachapi, California

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