Oops! It appears that you have disabled your Javascript. In order for you to see this page as it is meant to appear, we ask that you please re-enable your Javascript!

Posts Tagged: abandoned places

The door has remained open, the miners never come back

"And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door!
"You know how little while we have to stay,
"And, once departed, may return no more.""

(Based on a Persian text by Hakim Omar Khayyám)
Genk (B)

Colourful meeting at a former mining site


“Black as coal they fell to their knees
For no one could hear their pleas
They wheezed and wheezed until no more
For the air they breathed was poor.”

(M. Moise in Ode to the miners)
Colfontaine (B)

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)