Sarah Potter Writes

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Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #01– Collapsed Wall

A week back, I found myself greatly inspired by a post on Social Bridge titled “Letting Go”. It contained a wonderful poem of the same title by the Irish poet Michael Coady and a photograph of an ‘abandoned thing’: an overgrown old seat  that Jean Tubridy discovered at a falling-down thatched pub on the road between Michael Coady’s  Carrick-on-Suir and her home town of  Tramore.

This got me thinking. I’m obsessed with photographing abandoned objects, neglected structures and interesting corners reclaimed by nature, so why not post them here as a regular feature? The picture below is one of many I’ve taken on  my regular walk through a wide twitten that runs between garages backing on to lengthy gardens.

 Collapsed Wall

Has anyone else posted photos of broken or abandoned things on their blogs? If so, do tell me about them.

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11 thoughts on “Neglected Structures & Overgrown Places #01– Collapsed Wall

  1. I had to look up ‘twitten’ – peculiar to the SE of England apparently. Back in Birmingham we would have called that a ‘gully’, though I don’t see that meaning in the dictionary 🙂
    Yes I loved Jean’s post and abandoned structures fascinate me.

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    • My husband heralds from Birmingham where he says they speak proper English, unlike Southerners! We’re always having playful arguments about pronunciation. And, yes, he remembers tiwttens being called gullies.

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  2. Sarah, I’m so pleased to see this lovely post that you say I inspired and look forward to many more in the same vein. This is what blogging is all about!!

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    • I love the whole blogging community things. There are just so many inspiring, talented, creative, and interesting people from all around the world; and sharing is definitely what it is all about.

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  3. Abandoned objects are intriguing… sometimes I wonder at the stories behind how they got discarded…

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  4. Abandonment is a wonderful topic both visually and verbally! Great photo especially with the garden showing through.

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  5. I love abandoned things Sarah – I’ve recently written a story based on an abandoned building I discovered and have a couple of posts planned based on abandoned places of one kind or another, looking forward to more of this series!

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