Saturday, July 12, 2008

In every dream home a heartache

Since childhood I've been fascinated by abandoned houses, and I dream of them frequently. Here are some magnificent examples from Russia, which would once have made fine settings for the stories of Tolstoy or Chekhov. It's extraordinary how these houses have sat empty and slowly decaying, perhaps since 1917, while the world has rushed on. So many human projects that could not be sustained, lost in time.

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