The Abandoned Story, A Written and Pictorial Journey of
Abandoned Places, Rural Haunts and Small Towns of Indiana
“I have created since I can remember and I love to be an integral part in this magical existence we call creation.
The power of the sun finding its path into an abandoned house; reaching its path into a lonely corner of a room. The mystery of being pulled into a hidden place, for you know there is something to see.
These things amaze me; this is what moves me to capture a moment, shine a light on what has been hidden. To share a thought, however brief and small it may be; seeing, what has always been there. This is what creation is to me…”
I hope you enjoy this collection of prose, photographs and some of the history of these American towns.
Blessings and Love~
Tommie Flannery Baskis
I am thrilled to announce my newest published book ‘The Abandoned Story’, Volumes I and II. Read below an excerpt describing the book! I truly enjoyed the journey to capture each of these special places, stories and photographs of rural, small town America. I hope you enjoy, too.
If you would like to purchase the hard cover, coffee table book and have it signed, I would be happy to do so for an extra fee. The links to the bottom of the page will take you to purchase my hard copy or E-Book. Please contact me with any inquiries.
‘The Abandoned Story’ author and photographer, Tommie Flannery Baskis, weaves intriguing prose, written historical accounts and distinctive photograph images of small town, Mid-west America, rural haunts and cemeteries, the mysterious story, back roads and abandoned places and objects left behind from people’s lives.
The story she tells with her photographs and prose, are passionate, humorous at times and intriguing historically. She is keenly aware of how stories can become forgotten and lost, through time. Tommie’s impassioned message of keeping the story alive through documenting and shining a light upon abandoned places, ruins, old towns and objects left behind with her camera and writings, impart upon us the importance of those that came before us.
Many of the abandoned houses, church ruins, cemeteries and small towns not only have deteriorated but some of these places Tommie has documented are no longer there. Her captures and poignant story about these lost places from a bygone time, can be treasured and reminisced upon within her book, The Abandoned Story.
~ To preview and purchase the lovely, hard cover , coffee table book or the E-book just click on the Links below.~