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Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Fairfield House

The Fairfield House, abandoned farmhouse, Emerson Loop Rd, outside The Dalles, Or ©www.hoodphotography.com

Driving south from The Dalles, Oregon on Hwy 197, you are instantly transported into another world. You leave behind the Columbia River Gorge and enter a wide expanse of farmlands. As far as the eye can see there is nothing but rolling fields. We visited this area this past weekend, and I had one main location I wanted to scout out -- a photographers dream -- The Fairfield House.

I had heard about the abandoned farmhouse, and after a bit of internet research, was able to find its approximate location. We drove the curvy country road and around a bend, it came into view. And it was spectacular! Unfortunately, I have been unable to find any real information on the homestead except for it's name.

Shared On: Little Things; Skywatch; Friday Finds; Friday Photo Journal; Scenic Weekends

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely LOVE this shot! Old houses, barns, schools, etc are some of my favorite subjects! Great job!!

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  2. Wow. Abandoned places can look great sometimes. Did you have a look inside? I know I would have.

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  3. Quite a striking old place. It feels like a classic haunted house.

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  4. Very nice! Ansel Adams would have loved it.

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  5. Fantastic composition Sarah, wow!

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  6. Awesome that's my sort of road trip

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  7. My kind of road trip too, as a matter of fact we were able to drive thru The Dalles only as far as the museum. I have to go back.

    I wish I took this picture. Love it.

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  8. It is a wonderful house indeed. And I love that it has a name.

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  9. A wonderful image, really gets the imagination going! The totally barren landscape makes the image even more powerful.

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  10. Wow - how incredibly beautiful!

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  11. This has the quality of a painting and a real presence. It makes me want to know the story behind the abandonment.

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  12. It is so strange to find an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. You wonder who would have used it and why leave. Great shot of pretty decay here.

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  13. wow wow wow! stunning! too bad this old farmhouse can't talk.

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  14. really, really nice. i'm in love with old abandoned buildings, and you captured this one perfectly.

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  15. An amazing old design looking so lonely in the sparse landscape. So dramatic.

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  16. Beautiful sky photo and interesting posting of the old house! Love the colors.

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  17. A picture really does speak volumes. Fantastic shot!

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  18. Even in its state of disrepair, what a picturesque building and setting.

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  19. Wow, you even got some blue sky!

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  20. So beautiful! What an amazing building!

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