Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shadows of lives lived

Forgotten
London, ON
March 2012
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Architecture wears its age on its sleeve. Just look at any building - a house, an office, whatever - and in a subconscious blink you can instantly tell around how old it is simply by way it's built and accessorized.

This old house does little to betray its postwar, East London roots. The rusting, bent railing begs questions of how it came to be this way, and what stories took place on these time worn, humble steps. It also makes you wonder about the people who lived here, and where they ended up.

There's a story in everything, and our challenge is to take the time to drink it in and wonder, in the things we can see, about the things we cannot.

Your turn: Who lived here?

4 comments:

dean said...

There's a story in everything - the challenging part is telling it. Or at least telling it clearly.

I really like the stairs and railing. Well spotted.

Karen S. said...

There's a story in everything, and our challenge is to take the time to drink it in and wonder, in the things we can see, about the things we cannot.

I adore this quote! So much truth. drinking in wonder!

Max Sartin said...

I love that picture.

Alexia said...

I love that picture too.