July 21, 2011

Abandoned Telluride

Western Colorado is filled with the most beautiful abandoned houses and buildings. During Scott's trip we stopped twice to explore some pretty abandoned houses and buildings (you can see our first abandoned adventure here!). The second time around we spotted these abandoned buildings right outside of Telluride, CO and immediately pulled over to look around.

There were a few buildings fairly close together in this field off the side of the highway. I'm assuming there once was a hotel here with a few buildings for living quarters for employees. We stayed pretty close to one building that I can only imagine to be a garage for forgotten dreams and forever lost Sunday drives.

These two beauties were spotted inside. I only wish we could have take the yellow one home with us! What an amazing car that would be to drive around the city!

The whole time we were taking these photos I was slightly scared a police officer would pull up and tell us to scram! There was a sign posted close to this garage door stating that the buildings are looked after by the local police, and trespassers will be ticketed! I put on my brave face though (I can be such a scardy cat!) and I'm happy we stuck around!

While taking these photos Scott and I were obsessed with the idea of getting the reflection of our beautiful scenic surroundings just right. The sun was shining and the sky was bright blue with the prettiest white, puffy clouds. It really was a perfect afternoon (and the best was yet to come!).

With my flowery, flowy blouse and my Blowfish Shoes Gimmiks I felt extra 1970's. I'm pretty sure my mom wore outfits like this in the 70's, although, I'm certain she would have worn bell bottoms instead (if only I had a pair!).

Scott and I took a handful of photos together while standing there next to that abandoned garage. All of these photos make my heart flutter, and really capture our love for one another. We have been together for almost five years now, and it's amazing how much we've changed and grown together since we were 18 (well, technically Scott was 17 for four days when we started dating!). I am truly so lucky to have Scott in my life and can't image spending the rest of my life with anyone but him!

Just a few more weeks and we will be back together again! Until then though, I still have a few fun adventure posts to share of our week together! We had so many great adventures in such a short period of time. It truly was an amazing week!

Outfit details:
Blouse: Liberty for London for Target
Jeans: Levi's

Shirt: Tj Maxx
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Sperry's

Have you been on any adventures lately? Explored any abandoned buildings?
-Chelsea XO


  1. I love the abandoned hotel buildings at Twin Lakes. I love to imagine it in it's hayday...

  2. That last photo is adorable. You two are a perfect couple (:

  3. i love abandoned places... had so much fun exploring the abandoned cabins up at hawley lake in AZ. love the colors in your top.

  4. You and Scott are so perfect together. :) I'm always so happy to know you two had a good time on your excursions! 5 years is such a long time...but a beautiful and well-spent time, I bet. :)

    I think these photos are great...well worth the trying to get the sky in the reflection! :D and ahhh, I'm terrified of getting in trouble with police so I would of probably scrammed xD but it is crazy how there are so many abandoned buildings...the ghosts and memories a place holds is almost immovable, even once the physical structure is gone.

  5. love these photos!
    I am the same way, I become a scared-ey cat any time I am doing something I shouldn't be haha. I'm such a stickler for the rules sometimes. You did such a great job about capturing the sky in the reflections...that was the first thing I noticed. I felt drawn in, wishing I could see more of the beautiful surroundings.

    P.S. you two are adorable :)

    -Morgan (Born of the Sea)
    Born of the Sea <---my little blog

  6. You two are so adorable together! The love you share is absolutely charming. :D And your outfit is cute like whoa. Also, I wish I had a pair of bell bottoms as well - I LOVE them!

  7. You two are so cute!

    I've always wanted to take photos at an abandoned building but I get too scared and bail out. Maybe it'll happen one day.

  8. you guys are so cute together! you can really see the love you have for each other! i love the reflection photos - glad you took the chance of getting caught!