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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Antelope School


Antelope School, built in 1924, is located in the ghostly remains of the town of Antelope, Oregon. Antelope is best known for its takeover by the Rajneesh group in the 1984. This spelled the demise of the school as a learning institution. For two years, followers of Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh used the school as their home. When the commune crumbled, the school was not reopened, and presently the community itself only has 46 residents. While I expected the school to be creepy, it was actually kind of sad. When you peered into the windows, there were still books on the shelves and desks and chairs in the classrooms. A group is trying to get it listed on the National Register of Historical Places. I hope this happens. 


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

14 comments:

  1. Curious history there, but what a beautiful sky!

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  2. The school looks sad! Love the pink sky captures. Happy skywatching, have a great weekend!

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  3. Shame about the school. Good sky but.

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  4. Interesting colour contrasts in this shot Sarah.

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  5. Amazing image. Almost ghostly desolate.

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  6. This image tells the whole story and the sky is just a beautiful background for a remarkable composition. Really well done.

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  7. oh thats a bit sad it was closed down - I'm sure it was very busy in it's time :-)

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  8. I remember seeing new coverage of that incident on tv. Sad looking scar left from their time there.

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  9. Love the pink in that sky behind the school.

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  10. Altogether, another of your beautiful photographs. Thanks!

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  11. Has a creepy factor that I really love. Could be the cover for a horror film.

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  12. Ohhh this is just creepy delicious!!!! love it. Was just visiting your neck of the woods a few weeks ago...Hope to retire somewhere in WA>

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  13. I love this photo! The colors of the sky are amazing against the building...and the history of the place - all combines to make a lovely photo!

    Stopping by from Friday Photo Journal!

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  14. Wonderful image. Sad but with so much beauty.
    It'd be nice if it were added to the Register of Historical Places.
    Great post!

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