Trish Eklund

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Check us out on Facebook! Follow me on Instagram as well.  My abandoned photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, Pocket Abandoned, and Nature Takes Over. The Bonanza store is available! Be sure to check back daily because I add new items as they come in!



I have always enjoyed looking for abandoned houses, ghost towns, haunted places, and historical places. When I was a little girl my parents moved quite often, and no matter where we lived, we always explored. Bumpy dirt roads, and the unknown has always intrigued me. As an artist and a writer, I have renewed that passion, and began taking photographs of abandoned places with the intention of using them as reference photos for artistic purpose and writing inspiration. As they began accumulating, and people mentioned them more and more, I realized perhaps I should consider doing something else with them.


“Love Handle” by Trish Eklund

This site is for those photographs; for the adventures, the stories, and the history. This has become so much more than a hobby of photography. It is a deep, passionate love of creativity, history, writing, story, family, and adventure. My photography has reminded me how to trust myself again, and to appreciate every mile of the journey. After all, you never know when your last might be or who will still be by your side.

"Jerry's Place"-Abandoned House Bennington, NE-Eklund

“Jerry’s Place”-Abandoned House Bennington, NE-Eklund

Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over and Pocket Abandoned. Check out the new Bonanza Store for AFD merchandise! Follow on Instagram and Facebook. Trish is regularly featured on The MightyHuffington Post Divorce, and Her View From Home.  She has also been featured on Making Midlife Matterand The Five Moms, and has an essay in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz.




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