It was a cold, cloudy and damp day on Christmas eve, but thankfully drizzle and rain held off until mid afternoon. My friend Jerry and I set out mid morning and figured we’d have a lesser chance of encountering people on a holiday. That was somewhat accurate. I didn’t even know exactly where Bethpage was, but my friend who lives in Westmoreland was saying Bethpage was a place I should check out. So it began, the Abandoned house excursion in Bethpage.
We arrived in the area and started picking random backroads, and kept our eyes peeled. This is how locations are found. You have the eye for it or you don’t. I’ve gone alone before, which isn’t recommended for abandoned house photo field trips. The key is having someone with a similar code of ethics to protect yourself legally. As well as being able to trust them as someone who has your back. This is where Jerry and I make a great team and it’s interesting to see how the other sees things and interprets the scene. This particular house was the first one we saw, there was a slight hesitation because neighbors next door were home.
I’m glad we took the chance and went in, but we didn’t waste much time. The stuffed animals and the tree were really creepy, good find! Onward. Next place. A dead end road with a barn that had seen better days. A quick one, because the land owner was outside but I think once he saw us with cameras, he wasn’t concerned. But people who live in remote areas do so for a reason, so we don’t overstay our welcome.
Another random backroad, this tiny old cottage with a fieldstone foundation probably has not been lived in for 50 years. This was a great find!
I bet the road wasn’t there when the home was occupied. Very few other clues.
Then we see this gem of an abandoned farmhouse sitting way back from the road, and barely another house in sight! We pulled in and parked behind a large irrigation tank that probably hadn’t been used in decades.
That was our last stop before checking out another town on the way home, where we also struck gold! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Abandoned house excursion in Bethpage as much as we did.