Sara Naumann blog photo friday old house

This house is on a side street between my house and the grocery store, so I frequently pass by. It’s huge, as you can see, and a bit run-down, but there’s something about the lines and details in this old house that just capture my imagination. See the patches on the outer walls? What was there, one hundred years ago? And that whitish space under the balcony…was that a door leading to the garden? Oh, the stories these houses could tell.

Like many old houses in this neighborhood, this one is occupied but a bit neglected—there’s just not enough money; it makes me wistful, these aging beauties, sometimes with cracked windows and sometimes decorated with brilliantly colored gardens.

Photo taken in Sopot, Poland.