When the People Move On

No matter where you travel, you will often find towns and cities where the people have left in large numbers because they couldn’t make a living where they were. They aren’t necessarily ghost towns, but they will be in time if nothing changes to keep the people from leaving. This is true no matter the country or part of the world. There is something very sad about seeing these places, but you certainly can’t blame the people who have left in order to try and make a better life for themselves and their families. There are times when these places find a way to transform themselves and revitalize their economies and there are other times when they simply disappear into history never to be heard from again. When we happen to come across one of these places with their dilapidated buildings, we try to take the time to document them through photography. One of our favorite such memories was visiting one such village, Chimboata, during our time in Bolivia.


Empty Streets of Chimboata, Bolivia


Crumbling Farmhouse


Roof in Need of Repair


Homes in the Village


Needing a Some Fresh Paint


Center of the Village


Someone’s Home


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5 Responses to When the People Move On

  1. What great photos of places I will probably never see! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful old buildings for this week’s challenge 😀

  3. mz&cho says:

    A story to tell if only they can speak.

  4. Choi says:

    I love how you visit placs that are not your typical tourist towns!

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