Travel Theme: Metal

It has been a long time since I have participated in one of Ailsa’s Travel Themes, but this week when I saw the topic I knew I had some pictures that fit the bill and the urge to blog has been strong, so here we go!

Down road from my house in an abandoned property, a remnant of someone’s life.


That same abandoned property, either more remnants of that life, or deposits made by others – because it was easy.


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Driving on the back roads not far from home, in cattle country

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and one of my all-time favorite signs.

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On the coast, signs of the effects of salt water air on steel.




I’ve posted some of these before, so to those of you who remember seeing them, I apologize. To the many new followers who have joined me since I posted these pictures, they will still be new. And to those new followers, welcome! You all make my heart smile.

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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16 Responses to Travel Theme: Metal

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Such fun photos for metal.


  2. Hi Carol,
    This is a really nice choice of photos for this theme. Each one tells a story.


  3. Quan says:

    I *love* the road sign!! That’s great!


  4. What do you think archeologists will make of our society hundreds of years from now? These metal ruins may some day be as puzzling as the Mayan ruins or the Native American pictographs. Will they appear primitive be seen as the waste of a materialistic society?


    • Carol says:

      They’ll probably be seen as primitive. Our plastic leavings, however, will surely be seen as the waste of a thoughtless society.

      Sent from my iPad



  5. sueslaght says:

    What a great variety and collection? The first photo really grabbed my attention as when I was a kid my Mom used a wringer washer….and my pigtail got caught in it once. Not a good scene.


  6. Marcy says:

    Rusted metal can be so strangely beautiful.


  7. Great snaps of metal!


  8. Kathy says:

    I really liked this metal series. Especially that congested sign. How funny! There is a place a couple hours from here with metal art. Maybe should visit it some day.


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  10. Heather says:

    The “congested” sign brings back amusing memories. When we lived in Kentucky, there were a couple of those posted way out in rural areas where it would be hard to imagine anything ever being congested!
    Great shot of that bolted metal piece at the end!


  11. Lisa says:

    Isn’t it great how old, abandoned items make such wonderful photo pops?! I laughed at the sign…never seen that one before. I always ponder what life was like for the people when they owned these things.


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  13. Robin says:

    These are all great photos for the theme, but the sign got a big smile. That is not something you see every day 🙂


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