~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #38: Weathered or Worn ~

This week Leya invites us to feature photos of things weathered and worn. Since I enjoy taking pictures of old dilapidated structures and manmade things that are being ravaged and reclaimed by the forces of nature, this was another fun challenge! Here are some gems from my exploration of the Long Beach peninsula.


Boats of many kinds are moored on water and land throughout the area. This little old craft caught my eye as I drove by, and beckoned me back to take some shots!


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Earlier this month, in response to Amy’s challenge #35: Architecture, I featured three churches. At the one most in need of restoration, The Sanctuary in Chinook, the chapel bell rests on the ground. If my interpretation of the maker’s mark is correct it was created at The C.S. Bell foundry in Hillsboro, Oregon in 1938.


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Heaps of old crab pots, mountains of oyster shells, and coils of rope are another feature in this coastal community.



At Fort Columbia State Park, this storage building is slowly being consumed by blackberry brambles and the hillside.



A hand-crafted memorial marker in Lone Fir Cemetery.



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10 Responses to ~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #38: Weathered or Worn ~

  1. Leya says:

    Love the gallery – and clearly understand the beckoning! The boat is a real gem, just wonder about the wreathe? The big bell is also beckoning I think. Glad you enjoyed the topic and thank you for a varied entry!

  2. The boat is marvellous and the marker is tender. Lovely!

  3. Tina Schell says:

    All week chosen Lindy but the boat is amazing – nearly retaken by the earth below.

  4. Amy says:

    Remarkable captures of the weathered boat, Lindy. What a wonderful discovery of the old storage building covering by blackberry branches, I like it in B&W. Thank you for sharing with us. 🙂

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