Abandoned Tennessee Treasures is a collection of photography and adventures featuring nostalgic abandoned and forgotten roadside gems from yesteryear.
Photographer and storyteller, Jay Farrell, takes you along multiple journeys through Tennessee’s less traveled backroads in the plains of West Tennessee, the Cumberland Plateau, the East Tennessee hills, and points north and south.
Take a step back in time as forgotten country general stores tell stories of their past glory involving creaking wood floors and screen doors, penny candy jars, community gathering, bologna sandwiches, and ice-cold Coca-Colas in the ice water bin. Several forgotten Victorian-era homes with unique shapes and interesting contents left behind also grace the pages of this title.
Let us not forget the old-time gas station with the ding-ding, mechanic on duty, full-service gas pumps, and travel maps. Old defunct churches (from the days of outhouses and hand fans as air conditioners), a hidden one-room schoolhouse, antique cars and trucks slowly sinking into the fields, and so much more are showcased in this nostalgic title.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jay Farrell is a Nashville, Tennessee, based photographer who loves photographing abandoned structures. He has a passion for utilizing his camera to share the unique, distressed beauty of abandoned homes and structures that most of the world has forgotten. Sharing his adventures with the public through authorship and blogging inspires him as much as the adventures themselves.