Your Morning Cup of Pixels: Rural Decay

Earlier this week, my buddy Daniel and I took our cameras on a quick and dirty whirlwind tour of rural Nebraska en route to Toadstool Geologic Park right outside the town of Crawford, Nebraska, in the extreme northwest corner of the state. I’ve wanted to visit the park for a good long while now, and it was everything I had hoped for and more. Much of the excursion was through Nebraska’s Sandhills, whose ramshackle towns are full of weathered character and characters. It was rural Americana at its finest.

Below is one of the many abandoned schools, barns, houses, and other structures that sit forgotten along that route, left to slowly succumb to the merciless wind, sun, and dust. I could have spent weeks exploring every hamlet, homestead, and gravel road in the Sandhills, but as is the case with most road trips, there’s just never enough time to see all I want to see.

Stay tuned for more photographs from the trip. I have many.

higher learning, abandoned schoolhouse, Nebraska Sandhills

‘higher learning’

  • Claudio Pia - Hi Buck, i like this shot and this will be a perfect subject for night lightpainting shots!

    Have a nice day from Italy!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Buck - Thanks very much for stopping by, Claudio. I agree that this would be a fantastic choice for light painting.ReplyCancel

  • Max Burgess - Hi Buck,

    Where exactly is this house? I would love to use it for night photography as well!

    Max from LincolnReplyCancel

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