Muse

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Muse. Brie Ann Demkiw asks us “So what’s your muse — what subject do you turn to frequently, more inspired each time?”

For me, I do believe my muse is Decay. I am drawn to decay in nature (I did a whole series of ‘Beauty in Decay’ of flowers as they were past their best), but probably most of all Industrial decay.

So here are a couple of recent images which illustrate this (in addition to the four that I posted for Thursday’s Special, Traces of the Past). To me there is a mystery to these places, and these windows have me wondering what is behind them now….

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34 comments

  1. That top window is an impressive design Sue. It’s a shame that it has been left to end up in such a state.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I was just gonna say that Beauty in Decay is your muse. You do bring out the best of it, Sue.

  3. I do find your fascination with decay strange, Sue. The flowers I can well understand, and you’ve got me giving them lingering looks too. Not so enamoured with the buildings. I’m just shallow and I like pretty photos. 🙂

  4. …and windows show this so well. I am totally with you in wondering what’s behind them. What’s hiding in there. When I was a child there were some old, decaying houses in a street nearby. I used to dream I went inside…but I never did.

  5. I’m a fan of decay too. Maybe I’ll explore my psyche, and the theory of aesthetics, sometime to find out why. Do you have a rationale? Not that you need one, when your photos are so beautiful.

    • Sue

      Rationale, Meg – what’s that?! No, I have no idea why it ‘speaks’ to me, but it has always been thus. I remember being drawn to ruined, dilapidated stuff when I was only about 6 or so! Oh, to have taken photographs then!

  6. great photo! and the intrigue of all the battering, peeling and broken bits…….. it makes a person wonder, what happened? what was it like before? It actually makes the viewer Want to Know More!! again, a great shot 🙂

  7. Windows…oh my, yes I know about windows! lol

  8. I also find it fascinating. As I age I find the way my body is aging interesting, not pleasant but definitely fascinating.

  9. Completely agree with you Sue! I’ve never understood the idea that beauty should be ‘perfection’ – to me perfection if it ever existed would be very dull, it’s texture, character and history that speak to me!

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  11. wonderful fotos, Sue and really true words

  12. I am intrigued by the small splashes of colour behind the second window Sue. What is going on? It looks as though some one is in there doing some thing….

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  14. Oh great choice Sue – me too, me too!!! What is it about decay that draws us like a moth to flame? Love that second window!

    • Sue

      I always used to think I was alone amongst females in my love of decay, but since I have been blogging I see that’s not true! Moths to a flame indeed 😄

  15. and you bring beauty to decay!!

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