Live Laugh Love

The porch on this old house was bedecked with numerous wind chimes and signs with uplifting slogans. The little sign under the American flag says “Live, Laugh, Love.” The house is on Broadway, south of Thompson Avenue, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It is one of three houses that I photographed on Broadway Sunday morning.

The porch on an old house decorated with several wind chimes, an American flag, and a sign that says Live Laugh Love.

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The Largest Flag I have Ever Seen On A House

I first saw this house with its gigantic flag covering the porch while driving through the city on the way to the Fourth of July fireworks. It was too dark to photograph, so I went back another day. It is the biggest flag that I have ever seen on a house, anywhere. This old house is at the corner of Broadway and Home Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I photographed it this morning.

An old Victorian house with a huge American flag covering most of the front porch at the corner of Broadway and Home Avenue in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Old Farmer’s Chairs #2

Several years before I made this photograph, I visited this place and photographed a pair of red motel chairs that sat on this spot under the window behind the house. This, however, is not the same pair of chairs! The blue and green one in this later photograph are a slightly different design. I wonder what happened to the originals?

This house is on Aboite Center Road in southwest Allen County, Indiana. I photographed this farm several times over the years. See the next photograph of this farm.

A pair of metal motel chairs, one blue and one green, sit under a window behind a white farmhouse in rural Indiana. A broom and a fly swatter hang from the window frame next to the chairs.

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Abandoned House on Airport Expressway #4

This little door is only about four feet tall. It is in the wall of an upstairs bedroom in an abandoned house. The door leads to the attic space over the kitchen below.

The house was at the corner of Airport Expressway and Coverdale Road, near Fort Wayne International Airport, in southwest Allen County, Indiana.

When I photographed the house the first time, in 2002, it was locked up, so I only photographed the outside. Years later, I went back and the doors were all open. The inside was full of interesting things. It was demolished in 2011.

A little attic door in the wall of the bedroom in an abandoned farmhouse. An old torn-up lampshade sits next to the door in front of floral wallpaper.

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Sheep Farm #17

Two trees stand together on a foggy day along the fencerow on the edge of a field at the abandoned sheep farm on Pleasant Center Road, east of Bluffton Road, on the southern edge of Allen County, Indiana. When I first photographed this place eight years earlier, there was an old man living here who raised sheep in a fenced barnyard on the other side of the property. I photographed them in January, 2009.

Two trees stand in the fencerow on the edge of an empty field on a foggy winter day at an abandoned farm in rural Allen County, Indiana.

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