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Photographer Explores A Perfectly Preserved 19th Century Cottage, That Even Has A Newspaper Reporting The Titanic Sinking
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Photographer Explores A Perfectly Preserved 19th Century Cottage, That Even Has A Newspaper Reporting The Titanic Sinking

Here’s a question. What would you think if we told you that time traveling is a real thing? Would you assume that we’re joking? Or that we read too many science fiction books? Fair enough. Time traveling is a mysterious concept wrapped in thousands of legends and myths and most of us will probably never figure it out whether it’s a real thing or just another creation of the seemingly limitless human imagination. Though some people are at times lucky enough to get their chance of diving a few centuries back into the past. One of those people is a photographer named Rebecca who recently had a chance to take a look inside an eerie cottage built in the 19th century that turned out to be a historical treasure chest.

By the way, we had a chance to ask Rebecca some interesting questions, so make sure to scroll down for the interview!

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Image credits: Abandoned NI

Rebecca is a photographer with a passion for exploring old abandoned buildings full of history. Recently on her webpage called Abandoned NI, she shared a post about a 19th-century farmhouse that she got a chance to explore and photograph. “An artist follows my page and his brother in law inherited the cottage,” explains the photographer.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

This house is located in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, and it was lived in until 2015 by one of three brothers who did their best to keep all of their family’s history untouched. The brother who lived here was named Dessie and he stayed here alone among the relics of the past.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

“Every house or building I document has a different vibe. Some friendly, some not. This house felt like it was still warm and it was dead of winter, I think that’s testament to Dessie and his family who lived here” Rebecca told Bored Panda.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

Here Rebecca found loads of old books, magazines, papers, photographs, frozen clocks, and old letters from more than 100 years ago. “It was so interesting because of the valuable social history that was behind the walls. It looked very unassuming from the outside so I was quite pleasantly surprised!” the photographer shared with us. One of the things she found was a newspaper that documented the aftermath of the sinking of the Titanic back in 1912.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

“I love the not knowing what you’re going to find, some places are shells and some places are like time machines with items such as photographs, wedding dresses, pocket watches to name a few,” says the photographer and explorer Rebecca.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

When asked, how she got into exploring abandoned buildings, Rebecca told us this: “I was in a paranormal group from around 2010. I was a team photographer and location finder. I came across a sprawling abandoned mansion on the north coast and the history just captivated me. I then gravitated towards the hidden forgotten history and showing this through the medium of photography. My body of work started to build and I opened the Facebook page Abandoned NI in April 2013 and the rest is history.”

Image credits: Abandoned NI

This cottage first appeared on maps back in 1858!

Image credits: Abandoned NI

When asked, what was the most interesting thing Rebecca has found in a building she was exploring, she told Bored Panda this: “I found a wedding dress in an old rural farmhouse one time. The house had loads of religious relics in the house, including dead crows hung from the inside of the windows!” Below you can see the dress Rebecca is talking about.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

“I also visited Belgium last year and visited an old hospital. I walked into one of the first rooms which was a bathroom, it was like a horror movie scene! Blood splatter up the walls and a large crucifix in the corner—so I took off and was nearly leaving. I talked myself around and decided to go back. On closer inspection, it was fake blood and looked like a previous set up! The image is also on the page,” says the photographer.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

“I’m always looking for new properties to document, if you own a place like this and want a record of it please get in touch through Abandoned NI on Facebook or www.abandonedni.com. I’m open to travel!” Rebecca added.

Image credits: Abandoned NI

Image credits: Abandoned NI

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DaVo
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1 year ago

It looks staged to me. Hardly any dust or spiderwebs. The Titanic newespaperthing took it over the top for me.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even yellowed. As someone who has cleaned a lot of deserted old buildings, this one looks staged. Which I do not mind, it looks really cool with the staging, just don't try to claim it's not. Admit that some things have been brought in for artistic purposes, it's o.k.

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Carolina Marshall
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1 year ago

The Titanic sank in 1912 and the newspaper is from 1917...

Seabeast
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1 year ago

That radio is from the 70s, by the look of it. Maybe 60s at the earliest.

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 year ago

Very interesting... part of social history. There are some items left in that house that could be auctioned off. It would be lovely if places like that could be restored.

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DaVo
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks staged to me. Hardly any dust or spiderwebs. The Titanic newespaperthing took it over the top for me.

Catlady6000
Community Member
1 year ago

Not even yellowed. As someone who has cleaned a lot of deserted old buildings, this one looks staged. Which I do not mind, it looks really cool with the staging, just don't try to claim it's not. Admit that some things have been brought in for artistic purposes, it's o.k.

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Carolina Marshall
Community Member
1 year ago

The Titanic sank in 1912 and the newspaper is from 1917...

Seabeast
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1 year ago

That radio is from the 70s, by the look of it. Maybe 60s at the earliest.

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Oskar vanZandt
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1 year ago

Very interesting... part of social history. There are some items left in that house that could be auctioned off. It would be lovely if places like that could be restored.

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