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This burnt out shell of a building was found in the middle of a game reserve. The building was burnt in a few rooms and all that remains is the bathroom, cracked paint and some rude drawings done by vagrants and bothered kids… It was kinda creepy….

They tried rebuilding but got no further,abandoning ships, probably in a state of erriness an boredom all the same…

The picture reminded me of the song by the Shins

Caring is Creepy

I think I’ll go home and mull this over
Before I cram it down my throat
At long last it’s crashed, its colossal mass
Has broken up into bits in my moat.

Lift the mattress off the floor
Walk the cramps off
Go meander in the cold
Hail to your dark skin
Hiding the fact you’re dead again
Undeneath the power lines seeking shade
Far above our heads are the icy heights that contain all reason

It’s a luscious mix of words and tricks
That let us bet when you know we should’ve folded
On rocks i dreamt of where we’d stepped
And the whole mess of roads we’re now on.

Hold your glass up, hold it in
Never betray the way you’ve always known it is.
One day I’ll be wondering how
I got so old just wondering how
I never got cold wearing nothing in the snow.

This is way beyond my remote concern
Of being condescending

All these squawking birds won’t quit.
Building nothing, laying bricks.

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Comments

  • gobucki
    gobuckiabout 5 years ago

    Definitely Creepy. And a wonderful song too.

  • It is creepy right! i got the heebiejeebies just walking through there! lol! Its a brilliant son! gotta love the shins!

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Fiona, I love old abandoned buildings, they have such character – it makes you wonder about how it came to be in that state :)

  • i know! me too! Thanks Trish! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • lacewren
    lacewrenalmost 5 years ago

    A painterly surreal balanced shape and shade. Window full of sky, door full of shadow, all weedy…like our lives. Thank you for a fine portrait of me.

  • Oooh, nice line, weedy, like our lives…. nice! Thanks! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • hahaha! You’re welcome!

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Leon Rossouw
    Leon Rossouwalmost 5 years ago

    Hi Fiona, cool looking image. Were exactly did you take it ? which reserve. I am just curios seeing as I work in the industry

  • Hi Leon! Its in Hoedspruit, Salati just next to the air strip. :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you!

    – Fiona Christensen

  • A. Blick
    A. Blickalmost 5 years ago

    I enjoy your taste, both music and aesthetic :)

  • Thank you so much Alondra! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    gorgeous !!!

  • Thank you dear Shoaib! :) long time no hear. :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 5 years ago

    creepy indeed, love your treatment too mate, enhances the creepiness further!

  • Ah cheers Andrew! It was kinda creepy going in to the building itself! Glad you like the treatment cos you’re like the treatment king! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Gaz Gazmajster
    Gaz Gazmajsteralmost 5 years ago

    Great work!

  • Thank you Gaz!

    – Fiona Christensen

  • Dan A'Vard
    Dan A'Vardalmost 5 years ago

    i keep coming back and looking at this… creepy it is… i love the depth, the layers fading into the distance… and the processing. fantastic.

  • wow thanks Dan! what a fantastic comment! im glad you like it! :)

    – Fiona Christensen

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