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Posts Tagged: abandoned places

An empty storage rack but stars and dreams on the wall

"O stars and dreams and Gentle Night
O Night and stars return!
And hide me from the hostile light
That does not warm, but burn"

(E. Brontë in Stars)
Aachen (D)

Hopeless sadness in a green oasis


“Traurigkeit erfüllte sein Herz. Eine milde Traurigkeit, die ein ergebenes Lächeln erhellt,
wenn wir auf eine Hoffnung verzichten, an die wir in Wirklichkeit nie geglaubt haben.”

(M.Bánffy in In Stücke gerissen)
Montigny-le-Tilleul (B)

The joy of animals in the middle of demolition

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God..."

(W. Whitman in Song of Myself, no. 32)
Aachen (D)

Blue and that after drinking just one can of beer

“One little beer can be alright, 
One big black beer, or maybe a lite.
Two beers down you begin to glow, 
And you’ll be singing, before you know.”

(J. Olivarez in Drinking beer)
Rocourt (B)

Quite a row of them sitting there

"At night when reddest flowers are black
Those who once sat thereon come back;
Quite a row of them sitting there,
Quite a row of them sitting there."

(Th. Hardy in The garden seat)
Rocourt (B)