Downtown Columbia TN.

So, after last article exploring the antebellum mansion, my friend Jerry and I decided to explore downtown Columbia, TN. to see if there were any abandoned buildings. He knew of a closed down church, but there was no way in, so we explored the downtown area of the small town with a quaint town square. It’s amazing what we’d find even going a few blocks away from the square.

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I couldn’t tell if this was vacant or not, or an active used tire shop…but it was cool!

We circled around the area and stopped at this very narrow alleyway right in the town square, would be an awesome place to chill, nice cross breeze and tables set up. I love using paths of light and shadows, part of my life! downtown Columbia TN.

So cool. I could live in that building, so much character. alleyway

Overhead central heat and air conditioning units, a little high contrast. alleyway alleyway Columbia TN

These storefronts were definitely vacant. So much character in the building. Downtown Columbia TN. definitely has some photogenic locations!! downtown Columbia TN.

I love the dimensional perspective of this roofing, and distress / texture. downtown Columbia TN.

There must have been umpteen bazillion barber shops around there. Hair must grow at a rapid pace in those parts. downtown Columbia TN.

Look close….see the peeling wallpaper in through the window, and the reflection of across the street. The trick is to angle it so you don’t get glare, or show up in the frame!! reflection

Some paint streaks for added texture and abstract feel. More reflection. window shot

Downtown Columbia TN. would be a cool place for a business with lower overhead than Nashville because of less urban sprawl and inflated real estate. Well, I suppose as long as you weren’t dependent on local customers, or else these businesses would still be here. Great buildings though! I hope you’ve enjoyed photos from our outing!

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Abandoned antebellum mansion

I was out with my good friend Jerry Winnett who I sometimes photograph abandoned buildings with, and we did a field trip to this abandoned antebellum mansion. Maybe 30 minutes from Nashville. It’s good to hang out with him and have him there, since we are both experienced with shooting the abandoned spots. There are definitely hazards with abandoned buildings as I talk about frequently. Within 5 minutes of getting there, I had a tick on my leg and I busted my leg on a rotted step, but no biggie. The first thing that caught my attention was a small barn, just a matter of trudging through the overgrowth. But this is the house exterior.

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Now the barn!!

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Now we approach the house, before taking a bow on the front porch. lol.

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No door access….we crawled in through a window. But we stuck by the code. Don’t break anything, take anything, or move anything. I love the textures and distress.

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The house had like four fireplaces. Abandoned antebellum mansion

Interesting paths of light from adjacent windows, and the flip windows over the doors. The ceilings were 12 feet tall too! I think someone tried working on the house but likely ran out of resources. It’s easily been abandoned for 15 years or so. Abandoned antebellum mansion abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house

Some creative artists inhabited this abandoned antebellum mansion. abandoned house abandoned house

It’s getting real…abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house

No telling how old that wallpaper is!! abandoned house abandoned house

One thing we noticed on the other side of that back wall, was a dumbwaiter and service staircase for the “help” to bring food or other things to people without disturbing guests. That quickly told us the era of the home. abandoned house abandoned house

I loved the vines growing on the walls and ceilings, so cool! abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house

Creepy? 🙂 abandoned house

Yup, we sometimes see dead wildlife in abandoned houses!! abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house abandoned house

I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos from this abandoned antebellum mansion, hoping for a human subject there soon for us to do a fine art nude photoshoot at this prime abandoned location. Stay tuned!