“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell
When I came across this abandoned building, it conjured up images of days gone by, when this site was vibrant with energy, alive with people bustling about, full of plans and promise. Today it is a symbol of the passage of time and intentions, of memories and priorities.
But the figure in red moves on.
Sony NEX 6, f/5.0, 1/80s, 16mm focal length, edited in Lightroom 4.
Great shot. The North East seems to abound in these abandoned sites. I found one in Elizabeth the other day that I must’ve passed dozens of times…but THIS time, it caught my attention.
Not the nicest area, but worth the shot…
Yes Frank, the decline of manufacturing and industry has really left a swath of decay that will take a long time to heal. Nice capture. Thanks, Ed
Ed, A very introspective shot and quote about living and accepting. Thanks for helping me reflect. Too often we gravitate towards what could have been or what was rather than what is. Michael
Yes Michael, the past is a good teacher but we must move on. Thanks for the comment. Ed
This week, one of my favourite shops will be closing, the sign of the times. Funny how we think that things will last forever. Your photo captures the essence of loss and moving forward…
Thanks Rebecca. You’re right and I’ve often said the same thing: it’s human nature to think that the way things are today are they way they will always be. And yet we need only look at our own pasts to know that’s not true. Is it optimism or fear of the unknown? Every day is a gift. Ed
Great shot…..and love the Joe Campbell reference!
Thanks rob, we need more Campbell! Ed
I have chills this morning, and not because I am in Moscow with snow. But because I Have just left Beslan where it is very difficult to leave the past behind! This photo is haunting to me. In a much different way than what the others are saying. The beauty of a photo is it can contour up feelings from within. The people of Beslan may never be able to Truly move forward, but they do try and have made progress since 2004… Thanks to Maria’s Children
And thanks to the support of people like you Rodney. Thanks, Ed
these words are so so true, lovely image!
Thank you Jorge, much appreciated. Ed