I drove out to the Bollinger Mill Historic Site last week and had a fun time roaming around and taking pictures of everything. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, it was just one of those days that begged to captured and remembered.
I love old abandoned homes, there’s something mysterious about them. I want to know who lived in the house, why they left it…
Despite the “Open” sign hanging on the front door, the Old Mill Store looked as if it had been abandoned many years ago.
This is the side of the mill, isn’t it beautiful? It was built in the 1800s and ran until the Civil War when it was burned down by the Union Army to prevent supplies of flour and meal from reaching the Confederate Army.
Everyone knows how much I love a red door! Some day I hope to actually walk through that door and get a tour of the inside of the mill.
The Whitewater River runs through the site. I enjoyed sitting on the bench and just listening to the water… Ah sweet serenity.
Do you ever just get out and go exploring in your neighborhood? What hidden gems have you found?
I’m linking up with Deb of deb duty photography for This or That Thursday.