Ese’s Weekly Shoot and Quote Challenge – Beginning / Lingering Look at Windows: Cobwebs and Corrosion

I liked the idea of Ese’s new challenge, but was wondering what to post for Beginning, this week’s prompt. I am a bit into decay and dereliction at the moment, and thought that I needed to get my mind onto other things… I have also sneaked this image into Dawn’s Lingering Look at Windows, by way of killing two challenges with one post, so to speak.

A eureka moment in the middle of the night, lines from Eliot’s East Coker (partly) sprang to mind for ‘Beginning’. So without further ado, here is the opening line and the final line end excerpt from East Coker, and my image, cobwebs and corrosion…not the most obvious answer to ‘Beginning’ –

“In my beginning is my end. In succession
Houses rise and fall, crumble….”

“…….In my end is my beginning”

Excerpts from East Coker, T S Eliot.


Too tenuous a link for Ese’s challenge? Do let me know….


  1. I’m always a sucker for an Elliot line or three.

  2. Your images fits profoundly…makes one think; the quality is superb, and the fragility of the tiny flame revealing.

  3. Thank you for being a part of the challenge! A really wonderful approach – makes me think of the meaning of time, values…beginning and the end. And the quote rounds it up nicely.

  4. An interesting reflection in the quote as well as in your image! 🙂

    Visiting from Ese’s.

    ~Lindy, Life with Mike and Lindy

  5. I like your choices and think they fit the theme quite well. 🙂

  6. A multi tasking blogger!
    A blogger after my own heart 😉

  7. I’m not hugely into quotes (ssh, don’t tell! 🙂 ) apt though they very often are. But I LOVE this photo.

    • Many thanks, Jo. I was rather pleased with it….but the funny thing is, I concentrated on taking the indoor shots (some of which were in the earlier Decrepitude post), then took this as an afterthought as I was walking back to the car! Just goes to show…Had some fun with the post-processing! 🙂

  8. Pingback: Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Oscar Wilde | Bastet and Sekhmet

  9. Pingback: For the yesterdays and todays, and the tomorrows… | Ese' s Voice

  10. Pingback: Cobwebs and Corrosion 2 | WordsVisual

Over to you...(by entering a comment, you agree to Wordpress collecting your name, email address and site URL)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!


A look at the stranger side of the greatest city in the world

John's Storybook

This is a collection of stories about growing up after the second world war.

Still Restlessjo

Roaming, at home and abroad

Travel with me

Travel snapshots from Toonsarah


En fotoblogg

An Embarrassment of Riches

Not really embarrassed.


The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

Touring My Backyard

Rediscovering Singapore

Apalabrando los días

Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós Blog literario y de fotografía

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun blogging with friends

Inside My Sling Bag

Living, Loving, Laughing, Learning and (Being) Lucrative

Travels with Ali

My site is all about my travels around the world and in Australia, plus daily life photos!

Agnes Ashe

Pomegranates & Vine Scroll - Art Inspired Living

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

Passeios da Carla

As palavras e as fotografias não gostam de ficar fechadas muito tempo na gaveta...

Live, Love, Travel and Laugh (Proudly Pinoy)


Street Photography and Travel Blog


Aktuelles - Vordergründiges - Hintergründiges - Unergründliches - Dumm Tüch - Fotos


To See a World in a Grain of Sand...

%d bloggers like this: