Posts Tagged: abandoned places

Our thrones decay

“Still flows the ancient fount sublime; —
But, ah, for my heart, shed tears, shed tears;
Not it, but love, has scorn of time,
It turns to dust beneath the years.”

(G.W. Russell from Homeward: Songs by the Way)
Heusden-Zolder (B)

A tower in the woods


“Zum Sehen geboren,

Zum Schauen bestellt,
Dem Turme geschworen
Gefällt mir die Welt.
Ich blick’ in die Ferne,
Ich seh’ in der Näh’
Den Mond und die Sterne,
Den Wald und das Reh.”

(J.W. von Goethe in Faust, in Der Tragödie zweiter Teil (Part II), Act V
Dour (B)

Fancies of industry


“I am moved by fancies that are curled
around these images, and cling:
the notion of some infinitely gentle
infinitely suffering thing.”

(T.S. Eliot in Prelude IV)
Herstal (B)

When all has done …


“What shall I do now? What shall I do?

I shall rush out as I am, and walk the street
With my hair down, so. What shall we do to-morrow?
What shall we ever do?”

(T.S. Eliot in Waste Land, 1922)

Seraing (B)

Shut down!


“You took the silver, you took the gold
You left me standing out in the cold …”

(Bob Dylan in Million Miles)
Liège-Bressoux (B)

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