This woman from Nova Scotia takes the most
amazing photos of abandoned buildings.

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#1 Mercedes Blair, a 26-year-old North River resident, bought her first digital single lens mirror. The camera photographed landscapes and animals from Nova Scotia three years ago

Mercedes Blair

#2 But it’s her images of abandoned structures scattered around the province that have caught the
attention of the public

Mercedes Blair

#3 Blair and her projects, including this historic farm in Economy, will be featured in a future episode
of CBC’s Land and Sea

Mercedes Blair

#4 She was able to meet the woman who owns it thanks to CBC. It’s really a well-known farm in the
region, notable for the birth of a two-headed calf

Mercedes Blair
Mercedes Blair

#5 “When you first arrive at these dwellings, they appear to be an old, run-down structure. It’s
fantastic to discover the stories “According to Blair, who spoke to BuzzFeed Canada

Mercedes Blair
Mercedes Blair

#6 “Abandoned buildings just speak to me,” Blair remarked, “as though they tell a tale on their own”

Mercedes Blair

#7 “I simply like gazing at something that most people would consider to be unattractive. I just
believe it’s a thing of beauty in and of itself”

Mercedes Blair

#8 It’s hit or miss when it comes to discovering these historic structures, but it’s always an adventure.
There’s also the extra pressure of capturing images before it’s too late

Mercedes Blair
Mercedes Blair

#9 “You’re shooting them becoming worse, and ultimately they won’t be there at all,” says the
narrator

Mercedes Blair

#10 Her art was also featured in a Truro Daily News report. Blair describes herself as a “shy, quiet girl,”
thus the attention has been weird for her

Mercedes Blair

#11 “I’m just taking it all in at the moment. I had assumed it would remain a pastime indefinitely, but
with all of this new information, I’m considering taking it farther”

Mercedes Blair

#12 On Blair’s Facebook page, you may view more of her art

Mercedes Blair

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2 thoughts on “This woman from Nova Scotia takes the most
amazing photos of abandoned buildings.

  1. I always have photographed old, dilapidated abandoned houses and barns, I thought I was weird because I didn’t know other people did this also, I only had an iPad at the time and unfortunately my husband has destroyed all of my years of hard work by resetting it to try to do something trivial, like one of his games💔
    I’ve asked him to take it somewhere to see if they can be brought back up, but he has no interest😭 if I ever find a way to get my pictures back, I’d love to share them with you.
    Thank you for sharing them with the world, now I know I’m not alone in the interest of these old buildings and wanting to freeze them in time before they are destroyed forever!

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