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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
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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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French Quarter house York Minster
Boi Valley church Cardona
Toddington Station Church of the Cross Louvre
St Paul St Louis, Paris Tour St Jacques, Paris Beggars Bridge
Slater Bridge Colonial Williamsburg Pont Neuf, Paris
Gwithian St Gervais St Protais Bambrugh Castle, Northumberland
Santo Domingo de la Calzada Fort St Catherine Azay le Rideau
Empuries Furness Abbey Historic barn, Brighton
Ft Pulaski Cardona Castle Street, Winchelsea
Louvre at Sunset Oakham Castle St Andrews Church, Corbridge
Chinon, Loire Valley Furness Abbey Cumberland Island
Lincoln Cathedral Ruthven Barracks 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 Thirlestane Castle Pendragon Castle
tower in Willemstad Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland Chartres Cathedral
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 chimney and ruins at Botallack, Cornwall
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
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