ABANDONED DREAMINGS

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.

 

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WATER AND LIGHT AT NIGHT

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.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shine

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NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION

“I viewed my fellow man not as a fallen angel, but as a risen ape.”

Desmond Morris

Illustrations:  Anita Rée, Affenschrank / Monkey Wardrobe, 1932

This unusual piece of art aroused my special attention last year as part of a complete retrospective about Anita Rée at Hamburger Kunsthalle. It does look quite familiar to me.

 

INVENTIONS OF THE STREET

Another short trip to the fascinating street-art of Portugal leaving a lot of place for possible interpretations …..

Painting in the waiting area of a bus station at Burgau / Portugal

Graffiti on an old unused house at Lisbon / Portugal

Painting on a distribution box at Lagos / Portugal

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SOAKED BY THE NATURAL MIRROR

SEE THAT LAKE BETWEEN ANCIENT, GLACIAL MORAINE HILLS ON A RESTFUL, WINDLESS DAY. IT IS SILENT, IT IS STILL. THE LAKE automatically SHARES THIS FUNDAMENTAL CALM. YET, THE LAKE IS also LIKE A GIANT JUST RELAXING HERE ALL THE WHILE. IT IS A DAZZLING ENERGY OF FLOW FALLEN ASLEEP.

 

picked up at Hellsee (Bright Lake) near Biesenthal, Brandenburg, Germany