Don’t tell a soul, but I occasionally get off familiar trails to explore. On this day, I came across quite a surprise. An old, abandoned car overtaken by the landscape of the Indiana Dunes National Park.

Have you stepped off the beaten path lately?

“If you never get off-trail,
you never discover new landscapes.”

– Maxime Lagace

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No usage allowed in any form without my written consent.

21 responses to “Abandoned”

  1. To think that was once someones pride and joy.

    1. Oh, I know! So sad. 😏

  2. I wonder how long this abandoned car has been here for.

    1. Not a clue but it must be a very long time. I have been hiking this area for about 10 years and it has been overgrown for longer than that. Thinking I need to find it again and try to identify the make of the car. πŸ€”

  3. I also love exploring off the beaten path. It’s evocative to come across something like this old car, but it always makes me so sad because it’s just a reflection of humankind dumping our trash wherever and whenever and causing pollution in the process. πŸ™

    1. I agree with you completely. Seems like this car might have been left behind by someone who lived in the area many years ago. 😊

  4. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œβœ’πŸ“· I’m still outside the mainstream 😁. Have You a wonderful Sunday dear IreneπŸ€—πŸŒžπŸ“·

    1. I am not surprised. I think most creative people tend to think outside the box. 😁 Have a fun week.

      1. πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸ™ƒ

  5. I wonder if the tree caused the abandonment or the the tree fell much later. Great shot.

    1. I am pretty sure the car was abandoned first. A street used to go through here many years ago before the area became property of the Indiana Dunes National Park. Not too far from the car, there are also remains of a chimney that used to be part of a house.

      1. I love how nature takes over. Proof to me that God’s creation is stronger than anything we build.

        1. Exactly! 😁

  6. Great find! I really love that grill, looks like the car is grinning! πŸ™‚

    1. It does seem to be smiling. Maybe it was happy to see people. 😊

  7. Man vs. Nature… looks like Nature is winning! πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes, nature is winning this one for sure. 😁

    1. Thanks, Lily. It was definitely a fun surprise. 😊

  8. We have our regular walks, but often, we will step off the beaten path onto a lesser trail. It is always worth the surprise. Cheers. Allan

    1. I agree. The surprises are so fun. 😊

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