Inspired by these captivating “houses gone wild“, we set about looking for abandoned buildings and objects that weren’t just overgrown, but temporarily transformed amid an explosion of colour. Whether or not you’re moved or intrigued by deserted spaces, these uncontrolled weeds certainly add a splash of vibrancy to the decay.
Abandoned mansions or empty shacks, size matters little when nature decides to stage a comeback. The photos above show deserted structures at different stages of overgrowth, but as Dornob states, “nature really is the ultimate equalizer”.
The old Dot schoolhouse (above) near Bickleton, Washington State, hasn’t been consumed to the same degree as other forgotten buildings, but the purple heather surrounding lends a haunting quality to the 1930s structure.
Of course, it’s not just abandoned buildings (or even vehicles) that find themselves battling nature. It may have been some time since this discarded piano carried a tune, but it makes a surprisingly pleasant addition outside a cottage, bound by creepers and sporting a Nasturtium garden.