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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
Basel Old Town

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