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This old house....

I've been driving past this old house on Highway 10 outside Dundalk, Ontario, for more than 35 years, and four years ago I started photographing it as it sinks back into the earth. When I first saw it, it had two chimneys and a dormer. The dormer has now collapsed into the first floor, one of the chimneys is gone, and the joists from the second floor make abstract patterns through the empty windows. I don't know if it has survived the recent storms but I'll be passing by next weekend, so we'll find out. The adjacent barn is gone, and the back field is home to a rusting harrow, but, unlike so much of Ontario's best farmland, the land around this house is still a working farm.

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