Sunday, May 30, 2010

Road Trip to See the Ghosts, Vol 7: Robsart

Text and photos (c) Robert Barry Francos, 2010

This April, fellow photographer John Penner and I went on a two-day road trip through southwestern Saskatchewan in search of ghost towns.

Many of the houses were left wide open and ranged from either ransacked at some point, or actually relatively intact. The town of Robsart, as of 2001, had 15 people living in the town, in 11 residences, but the town was larger in its existing form, with most buildings abandoned.

Here is the seventh part a photo journal of the trip, with descriptions. There was so much to see in this town, Robsart will be broken up into two blogs. The images can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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The Robsart Community Club. It is an interesting looking building, despite its box shape.

Two houses across the street from the Club, and the start of the residential part of the deserted end of town.

The fence falling down in front of the white house (next image).

The white house, in need of a good painting.

Inside the white house. The kitchen still had groceries in the pantry, including a bag of Robin Hood flour, and lots of bug sprays.

The red-and-white striped house.

The fence and bushes to the r-a-w house.

Dead car behind the deceased r-a-w house.

The brown house, stripped of paint.

Car behind the brown house.

Main street of Robsart from the edge of town.

This is the biggest house in town, right at the far edge. It was stripped down to nearly it's roots, with the inner walls exposed. It was kind of scary going in, but the view from the top floor alone was worth it. All that was left in it was a stove and some electrical wiring leftovers.

The view of the town down the main street from the upper floor of the big house.

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