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The best way to suppose what may come,

is to remember what is past.
George Saville, Marquis of Halifax , 1633-1695
Beggars Bridge

There is something about ruins, perhaps the way that outlines soften as walls crumble, that make them very attractive for photographers. Erosion, creeping vegetation, lichens, all contribute to the mellowing. Sometimes old buildings and artifacts are kept in perfect condition, and as styles and fashions ebb and flow the old becomes new again.

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St Paul St Louis, Paris Tour St Jacques, Paris
Pont Neuf, Paris Azay le Rideau
Historic barn, Brighton Castle Street, Winchelsea
St Andrews Church, Corbridge Gwithian
Cumberland Island Jervaulx Abbey
St Gervais St Protais Chinon, Loire Valley
Bruges City Hall Chenonceau
Pendragon Castle Chinon Castle and the Loire River
Turkish Cemetery Bambrugh Castle, Northumberland
Louvre at Sunset Chartres Cathedral
chimney and ruins at Botallack, Cornwall Botallack
Lincoln Cathedral Market Square in Bruges
steep steps to Lucy Tower, Lincoln Castle Ponte Romana, Tavira, Portugal
Kapitan Kling Mosque, Penang prehistoric dolmen in France
Thirlestane Castle from the east Thirlestane Castle
tower in Willemstad Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland
ruins of Clifden Castle windmills at Kinderdijk
Isaiah Davenport House, Savannah round houses in Veryan, Cornwall
Kirkham Priory ruins spot where Thomas Becket was murdered in Canterbury
cannon at the Needles Old Battery Confederate graveyard in Atlanta
Berney Arms Drainage Mill from Burgh Castle Remains of the Roman Fort at Burgh Castle
Burton Agnes Hall, Driffield, Yorkshire The Little Castle at Bolsover, Derbyshire
Smailholm Tower, Scottish Borders Georgian door in Merrion Square, Dublin
The Commendators House, Melrose Abbey Ornamental Kitchen Garden, Grimsthorpe
arches of historic Sonning Bridge Katz Castle, Germany
The Roses at Silves Castle, Portugal Francis Light Memorial, Penang
silhouette of romantic Sooneck Castle ruins of Norham Castle
ancient milestone in Derbyshire Reichsburg Castle in autumn
elaborate window of the Merrion Hotel, Dublin cupola, Lantern of Hope
statues in niches at York Minster marble pillars in the cloister at Fontfroide
ruined stone village of Slievemore pier at Lytham St Annes
Terracotta Forcing Pots for Rhubarb detail of stonework in St Albans cathedral
arched door and barred window in a medieval town portico of the Minoritenkirche, Vienna
castles of Sterrenberg and Liebenstein St Mary's Church, East Somerton
ruins of Whitby Abbey child climbing in the ruins of Whitby Abbey
Cliveden House houses under boulders at Vermillion Cliffs