house of cards


“I guess humans like to watch a little destruction. Sand castles, houses of cards, that’s where they begin. Their great skill is in their capacity to escalate.”

~Marcus Zusak

21 Comments on “house of cards

    • It is a pretty haunting sight. Sad to see all this destruction. I’m sure there were many stories behind these walls (no pun intended)!

    • It was pretty old. It was a building that was once part of a state hospital. Unfortunately they are tearing it down to build a new office building. Makes me sad.

    • Thank you Liz, I’m honored! Unfortunately, I’m kinda swamped right now with holiday stuff…can I complete this after the holidays?

  1. I like your findings and how you match them up with poignant quotes – well done, once again 🙂

  2. how very sad — imagine all the lives and memories from the past that once dwelled within those walls. What an apt quote from Marcus Zusak — his novel, “The Book Thief” is one of the most memorable I’ve read — very powerful, just like this image. (Diane J-Schuller)

    • I remember that I originally bought Zusak’s novel for my son but after reading the first few pages, I couldn’t put it down. My son just had to wait for me to finish!

  3. Now this is my kind of house!!! To photograph, that is!
    Wonderful textures in this one Susan, and so perfect for black and white.

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