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Beauty in Decay!

I think that there is beauty in decay. There is just a certain something about end of things, whether the thing is natural or manmade.


The fallen leaves of Autumn.


An old tree stump, gradually decomposing.


The toadstools and mushrooms which thrive on this process. All have a beauty of their own. So to do manmade things.


This was the book given to me last week. I am not permitted to show pictures from the inside, but wouldn’t you just to love to explore this building. It is a wonderful book by the way. The pictures are stunning.

In Greece beauty is all around. The island fishing harbours , the countryside, the food, the churches. Spoilt for choice really. However, I also love the abandoned , and have as much pleasure in taking these photographs as taking the pretty ones. See if you agree that there is beauty in manmade decay.


Chair by the road. No? What about


a boat by the road?


A gate, maybe?


A door?


Peeling paint on a wall?


An abandoned gazebos?


Or an empty restaurant? My favourite is the wall. What do you think? Is it just me?

The book is available here







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