My husband Andy is not only a photographer/artist, he is also an explorer and adventurer. Namely, he is passionate about exploring abandoned structures, here in the Hudson Valley and wherever our travels take us.
Wyndcliffe Mansion, built in 1853, is in the nearby Duchess County town of Rhinebeck and has been empty since 1950. 1950! Can you believe it? Constructed in the 1800’s and left to deteriorate less than a century later. It’s incredible how many mansions you’ll find tucked away all over the Hudson Valley, each with the kind of architectural detail that’s seldom found today.
How gorgeous is this building? Below you can see those arched windows in the center from the back of the house. I can’t help but shake my head at all that neglect- it’s such a shame! In a way, it makes the fact that structures like the Great Pyramids are still standing that much more impressive.
I hope that whatever becomes of the property, Wyndcliffe isn’t torn down. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the new owners follow through on their plans of restoration.
This post is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April. Today’s theme is W for Wyndcliffe. Some other posts from April: Brooklyn Street Art, a live documentation of a train ride from NYC to Harrisburg, the Modern Scholar Bookstore, and ways to combat anxiety.