2.18.2010

abandoned



These stunning images of forsaken Russian houses make my heart ache. Left uninhabited and neglected in Russia's remote forest regions, the dilapidated structures bear silent witness to bygone days. To my mind, they reflect some fundamental aspect of the Russian spirit in their dignity and beauty.














:images andrew qzmn - first spotted at lori's glorious automatism a couple of years ago

9 comments:

Luisa Perkins said...

Oh, the glory; I want to go live in them and liven them up again.

Have you ever seen that photo essay of the girl who rode her motorcycle through the area around Chernobyl?

Mlle Paradis said...

too too gorgeous. at least we're seeing them before the trees grow inside them as in detroit.

Terresa said...

Where is the Russian Historical Society on these? {Does one even exist? Let's hope so. We are currently house shopping and these are scrumptious!}

PS: I did a shout out for your blog today. Stop by my waffle house when you get a chance! ;)

Ms. Smart said...

wow, what a sight, a fairy tale place

Janelle said...

oh SO beautiful. x j

automatism said...

Loved seeing these again — so hauntingly beautiful — and thanks for your kind words about automatism, too!

:-)

Giulia said...

Terribly sad. And no there's no real historical society...things are a mess. Have been rereading Tolstoy so this just echoes the sadness.

handmade charlotte said...

that is soooo pretty!

Shelli said...

Beautiful! I wish I had seen these before reading Anna Karenina, because I would have loved having these pictures in my head.