Saturday, 1 June 2013

The Beauty of Decay


For this months City Daily Photo theme day I did briefly consider channelling my inner steam punk and going out to shoot some stark images at a run down out of town industrial complex. Then I remembered I lived in York where the beauty of decay is part of the local charm and opted for St Mary's Abbey and grounds in the city centre instead.
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26 comments:

  1. Lovely images. Past and present are beautiful!

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  2. Great photos, and yes living in York you have decay on your door step.

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  3. Well this is just perfect. We are on the same page. Love seeing what the English entries are for this theme.

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  4. While I LOVE that crumbling stonework and the detail in your other great shots, I can't help wondering what your alternative post would have looked like ... Just call me a contrary Aussie!!

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  5. And it is lovely! Great choice!

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  6. Fantastic! Reminds me of a scene in All Creatures Great and Small where Tristan is hanging about some old ruins pretending to be a ghost.

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  7. These arches still in ruins, are still beautiful!
    Have a great weekend.
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  9. just gorgeous, whatever its left!

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  10. I love how the flowers are taking over, adding to the charm of the beautiful stonework.

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  11. A great post for the day! You have so much wonderful decay over there.

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  12. Nice selection of decay - and new life growing out of it.

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  13. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked these images for today. Thanks for the informative text.

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  14. I do like very much lichen and moss. Life to them, is slow death to their host. But that is the way of things. I am glad you did not go out to the industrial estate. The shabby beauty here is exquisite, Deb.

    Thank you for your contribution to Theme Day.

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  15. Perfect selection Deb, I really like the montage too.

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  16. Love these photos! I'm glad you stuck around town! :-)

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  17. Didn't henry VIII have something to do with the destruction of this abbey?

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    1. Indeed he did. It was a very rich abbey and Henry was determined to get his hands on the money - he needed it to pay off the ex wives ;)

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  18. oooh, thats so pretty!! never saw such a beautiful place "decaying"... :)

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