Exterior. The Elusive / mediadrumimages.com

By Mark McConville

 

EERIE images have revealed a time capsule Scottish cottage in the middle of nowhere that looks the same as it did the day it was abandoned.

Bedroom.
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The haunting pictures show the bedrooms with the beds still made up in old-fashioned duvets, dated sofa and chairs in the living room and a relatively clean kitchen with some modern appliances.

Bedroom.
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Other striking shots show some of the quirky items left behind including a completed jigsaw, a copy of the Beano and the Dandy and a picnic basket with a tea set in it ready for an outing.

Bed.
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The surreal photographs were taken in Lennoxtown, Scotland by an urban explorer known only as The Elusive.

Old TVs.
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“We stumbled across this building in the middle of nowhere; no roads or tracks just fields and hills as far as the eye could see seeing the door open we just decided to take a look,” they said.

Picnic.
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“I really enjoy the places that haven’t been messed with or trashed or arranged for photographs, I myself move very little in the places that i go but you can usual tell if an explorer has been before you as there’s normally neat little arranged piles of stuff.

Fan.
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“This was an old Scottish ladies house, with a love for animals and no love for washing; there was no shower or bath in the house anywhere; maybe it’s had squatters since she left as there were so many beds upstairs all of which looked slept in and £106 on the electric meter.”

Living room.
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The Elusive explained the problems they ran into and what they love about exploring abandoned places.

Jigsaw.
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“It was very dusty and dark in such a tiny little cottage the work isn’t the easiest of houses to photograph,” they added.

Chair and painting.
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“There was lots of stuff and not much space so i had to place tripod on furniture and leave most rooms whilst taking the images.

Kitchen.
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“It gives you a chance to see things past; who collects annuals and tapes over videotapes these days? Not many folk I would imagine.”

Hob.
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