The magic of ruins

This December/January holiday I ventured around the Western cape – exploring the likes of Sedgefield to Struisbaai and ending up in the ever beautiful Cape Town. Our country has so much beauty to offer, which is sometimes found in the strangest and most unlikely of places, such as the old decrepit house we stumbled upon in the little town of Elim.

Ruins have a strange allure, they hide within their walls the mystery of what once was and make me imagine countless scenarios as I step into various rooms, imagining who lived there and what happened in each of the now derelict rooms. I feel like Kiefer put it quite beautifully into words, stating:

“Ruins, for me, are the beginning. With the debris, you can construct new ideas. They are symbols of a beginning.”  – Anselm Kiefer

So here you have it, a few snaps of the little ruin we found in Elim (and a petrol tank that stood nearby…cause why not)

–  E x

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