Abandoned for Decades: A Home From the 1960’s

Abandoned for Decades: A Home From the 1960’s

I have always been a fan of abandoned places. The #ruinporn hashtag has made my life so much cooler after I found it – and this cool place certainly has everything I like in an abandoned place:


With polished silverware still in the kitchen drawers and outdated toiletries sitting on a dusty dressing table, these incredible photographs show a perfectly preserved home that was abandoned by its owners decades ago.

From the retro patterned wallpaper to the well out-of-date food in the pantry, the dilapidated home in Ontario, Canada, is a remarkable time capsule.

An urban explorer called Dave made the stunning discovery while he was looking at abandoned properties in his home province – and documented his findings on his website Freaktography.

‘The sight upon entering this house was eerie, breath-taking and weird,’ he said. ‘There is the usual smell of decay and years of abandonment that one comes to expect in this hobby.’

Dave found musical instruments, including a gramophone and a stereo system that would have been state-of-the-art at the time, books and family photographs – offering a tantalizing glimpse into the lives of the former occupants.



These are the kinds of pictures that really send chills down my spine. Why did the family leave? Why are all their possessions still there? What happened to them? So many thing I wish I knew, and guess we never will…


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