Urban realities tend to be cloudy and incompatible from time to time. The familiar surroundings of yesterday may vanish as simple dust the other day. Tamped to the ground by effective machinery much faster than being built, one must be happy that some old buildings are rescued and prepared for a second life. Old and new are playing wellknown games as dateless competitors on urban fields in order to establish a vision of reality. The movement will not stop at a street-corner, let’s follow it and search the next challenge in the municipal maze.
In the desert nearly everywhere you easily risk to loose your way in a more or less forbidden zone vanished in the unpredictable stream of time. Here or there does not really matter distinctively because a lost place like this offers a special poetry of past developments and decay, sometimes a bit dangerous but in any case thrilling and amazing.
Since the times of the Romantic people are fascinated by such forgotten locations like old church ruins or dilapidated castles scattered over the countries. Certainly these are objects and artefacts without use, hence not useless at all while this confrontation with the past opens a wide space for dreams of another future.
The deindustrialization of modern metropoles has nowadays created a lot of postmodern ruins like closed factories from the 19th century or no longer required railway facilities. But nature covers again very quickly also former military installations with impenetrable thickets and trees. Legacies of former inhabitants and colorful tags of passers-by can there be found anyway.
By first glance such places seem to be a dead-end leading to nowhere and it takes some energy to find a secure path sometimes, however astonishingly people leave even here professions of profound love in a wild maze of pure neglection.
Thanks for following this short expedition to the contemporary abysmal maelstroms of daily life – to be continued.
Spooky illuminated water fountains
on the marketplace of Kartuzy, Poland
Water’s flow in nature usually moves to where it simply desires to go. But here several shiny spotlights have to serve as an urban guide shortly before the middle of the night.
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