Posts Tagged With: Ruins

EMPIRES

 

“We’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what.
That’s what it is to be alive.”

 

~ Kurt Vonnegut ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Pompeii in June 1996.


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PILES OF BONES

 

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.”

 

~ Carl Sagan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in 1988.


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RUINES

 

“Smooth and smiling faces everywhere, but ruin in their eyes.”

 

~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo, detail of the sculptured walls by Louis Leygue in Studio 104 Radio France, taken in Paris in December 2019.


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THE FRAGMENT OF A TEAR

 

“Always and inevitably, everyone underestimates
the number of stupid individuals in circulation.”

 

~ Carlo M. Cipolla ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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AS CIVILIZATION BEGINS TO CRUMBLE

 

“We can endure neither our vices
nor the remedies needed to cure them.”

 

~ Livy ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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RUINS

 

“It is grand to contemplate the ruins of cities;
but it is grander still to contemplate the ruins of human beings!”

 

~ Comte de Lautréamont ~

 

000-ruinsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 1981.


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TRÜMMER

 

“Anyway, maybe there weren’t any solutions.
Human society, corpses and rubble.
It never learned, it made the same
cretinous mistakes over and over,
trading short-term gain for long-term pain.”
 
Margaret Atwood

 

000 trümmerDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in June 2016.


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