This week, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is ‘Abandoned’. Cheri Lucas Rowlands asked us to “share a photo of ruins, a desolate place, or your idea of a wasteland”
I love ruins, and finding abandoned places – something that has been with me since childhood. To me abandoned may be epitomised by cobwebs and corrosion, which is something I have previously posted on, for example on my posts about Tyneham. Equally, abandoned is never more poignant than when a deserted place has been, or is in the process of being taken over by nature.
So here are three images from my travels to demonstrate this aspect of abandonment.
First up, a ruined mill somewhere in the foothills of the Pyrenees in French Catalonia:
Next, a house in a deserted French village in the 1980s (this village has now been considerably restored)
And lastly, an unrestored Maginot Line fort (now buried under earth by the French military)
To me, these each represent a slice of history, and other than the first one, are now no longer visible in the same form as when the images were taken.
check out more images of abandonment here.