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photoblog image My Peachtree Street: The Weight of Time

My Peachtree Street: The Weight of Time

...a house

once someone's pride 

is gone by now

a stair

once polished steps

now lie forsaken...

My Peachtree Street: The Weight of Time

...a house

once someone's pride 

is gone by now

a stair

once polished steps

now lie forsaken...

comments (17)

  • Ellie
  • cool Britannia
  • 29 Apr 2008, 01:13
That's quite a poignant picture really. The stairs remain, but the reason for them is long gone
vz-nostalgia: This happens with many things around us, Ms. Ellie. Eventually, it will happen to us, as well. We'll be gone, but our things will stick around for a while. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Nehterlands
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:46
One picture can tell a story of a lifetime...you captured this great, love the PP in it, great colors for the right sad atmosphere.
vz-nostalgia: I was sitting by this stair for some time, before I took the picture. I envisioned a confederate solder, kissing his young wife and two kids goodbye on those steps, leaving for the war against the North, the war that was lost before it has even started.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Apr 2008, 06:49
Poor man's Inca pyramid.

Love that the weeds have more than made up for the withdrawal of attention by humans...these steps need not feel lonely and unloved.
vz-nostalgia: The nature can't stand the void, Ray. As soon as humans move out, mother nature moves in. smile
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich...looks like rain later
  • 29 Apr 2008, 08:19
And even the steps are slowly being reclaimed by nature. Love the choice of tone Viktor, it suits this picture perfectly
vz-nostalgia: It doesn't take much time for nature to claim what's hers, Bill. smile
the steps
lead to memories
of a life
once polished
now forsaken
vz-nostalgia: :
...there is always hope
that a life forsaken
will have a second chance
then, once again, it will shine...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Apr 2008, 13:35
I love such places of decay and invincible life! The nature ( Why not a deep darkgreen toning?) has conquered the steps again which are leading to a nowhere. Looking at your pic I remember old gardens which are running wild behind abandoned castles ....or Roman steps in Jerusalem which as it is told Jesus and his disciples often have used on their way from the olive Mountain to the city and suddenly these steps gain a kind of new reality and meaning.
vz-nostalgia: I guess we're on the same page, Ms. Philine. There are two things I'm not indifferent to: all things decay and their songmeister Monsieur Baudelaire. smile
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 29 Apr 2008, 13:52
These were once the steps to someones heavensmile
vz-nostalgia: ...and now they're steps to someone's hell. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 29 Apr 2008, 16:22
Very atmospheric, especially after reading the title/description.
vz-nostalgia: smile, maestro.
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 29 Apr 2008, 16:41
Looking at this makes me wonder if I'm leaving or coming...
vz-nostalgia: that means you got stuck, Aksel. smile
  • France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • 30 Apr 2008, 18:50
Not forsaken as you find it ... "Parce que le beau est toujours ├ętonnant, il serait absurde de supposer que ce qui est ├ętonnant est toujours beau" ... If I was born in 1821; I'm sure I would have been Charles's lover ...
vz-nostalgia: well, you were not born in 1821, Ms. France, therefore you became someone else's lover. smile
  • Blackdog
  • Home Sweet Home
  • 30 Apr 2008, 18:57
Has a very European feel to this shot Viktor - reminds me a little of the imagery of A. Tarkovsky.
vz-nostalgia: Do you mean a dark visual imagery of Andrei Tarkovsky, of a dark poetic imagery of his father Arseny Tarkovsky?
Now, finally has the elevator arrived. The stairs was about to become a personal inferno.
(Anders Zorn)
vz-nostalgia: To my shame, the only Zorn I know is a fantastic jazz musician John Zorn. I had no idea Anders Zorn is the most famous Swedish painter, and I wasn't the last student on the History of Art classes. Next time I'm in New York, I'll check his paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Magnus. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 1 May 2008, 16:25
time: the most ferocious predator
vz-nostalgia: Oh, tell me about it. But for women, time competes with gravity to be the most ferocious predator. smile
I like Ray's comment, and agree with Bill's comment about the tone- the green makes the light glitter.
vz-nostalgia: We all are in agreement then, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • John
  • Norwich , England
  • 1 May 2008, 18:25
What a fascinating image , history through structure is always very moving. Great shot. :o) John
vz-nostalgia: All structures were once new, John, just like music. smile
  • FLOOG
  • ENGLAND
  • 25 May 2008, 08:40
I love this.

So many questions. How mother nature has reclaimed the space.

The colouring works well. A really excellent shot
vz-nostalgia: It's a simple image, floog. I was focusing more on a emotional side here, rather than on a technical one.
Great work, Viktor. Positively resonates with those past lives: shame stone can't speak...then again it has.
vz-nostalgia: Stones do speak, Dave, to those who are willing to listen. smile
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