Posts Tagged: abandoned places

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)

When the postman has forgotten to ring twice

"Eight o'clock;
The postman's knock!
Five letters for Papa;
  One for Lou,
  And none for you,
And three for dear Mamma."

(Ch.G. Rossetti in Sing-song: a nursery rhyme book)
Ivoz-Ramet (B)

The abandoned stage of the industrial theater


“When a historic building is left to decay, 
A theatre where once, famous names used to play.
Its stage steeped with memories of happier days, 
Of concerts, comedians and actors in plays.”

(G.B. Hough in Ode To A Dead Theatre (Morecambe Winter Gardens Uk))
Bottrop (D)

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