Decay

 

 

Jylland 2017-18
Old tools, hanging on a dilapidated shed, central Jutland, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Alperne 2018
Over the years, this spruce tree near the village of Prtovc, Triglavski National Park, Slovenia, has grown larger, and as the markings, which denote a hiking trail, have become blurred, new ones have been added. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali 2015
Alperne 2018a
Throwing garbage at random is a clear sign of spiritual decay. The upper picture is from Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia, where garbage is ubiquitous. In the lower picture, from Hamburg, Germany, some people seem to be unable to overcome the difficult task of putting the garbage in the container. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

Chukotka 2011a
Chukotka 2011a
Chukotka 2011a
Chukotka 2011a
Chukotka 2011a
In former days, on the Chukotka Peninsula, eastern Siberia, a lively town existed on the sandspit Kosa Nikolaya, clustered around a harbour, from which supplies were brought to a huge gold diggers’ camp in the nearby Zolotoi Khrebet (’Golden Ridge’) Mountains. Today, the buildings on the sandspit are empty and deserted, some of the huge oil tanks are slanting a bit, while rusted machines, trucks, wires, and a collection of other items, are scattered all over the landscape. – You may read about flora and fauna on the Chukotka Peninsula on this website, see Travel episodes – Siberia 2011: Caterpillar trip across Chukotka. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Dead tree with dead climber, Taiwan. In the background winter foliage of a Chinese tallow-tree (Triadica sebifera). – Read more about this tree on this website, see In praise of the colour red. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2013b
Acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus), sitting on a dilapidated windmill, formerly used to pump up drinking water for cattle. – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park, Santa Ana Mountains, California, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali 2009
Over the years, this weather-beaten sculpture in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, depicting the Hindu god Shiva and his mount, the bull Nandi, has been almost covered in lichens and green algae. – Read more about Shiva and other Hindu gods – and about Hinduism in general – on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tyrkiet 2018
Abandoned house, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. An elm-leaved sumac (Rhus coriaria) has taken root on the wall. This species is native to southern Europe and Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA-Canada 1992 
Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in Washington State, United States, exploded in 1980, blowing away one side of the mountain. The eruption destroyed vast areas of the surrounding landscape, killing millions of trees. – This picture, which was taken 12 years after the eruption, shows Lake Spirit with thousands of floating logs. The authorities decided to protect the area, and the logs were not allowed to be removed. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2016a
Well-used letterbox in the town of Gudhjem, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Presumably, this Chinese jar once adorned a home in Taichung, Taiwan. Later, it was degraded to become a pot for a plant, but was thrown into the street, where it has now broken. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Asien 1972-73
This old bridge in north-western Iran, made of bricks, has collapsed. – More photos of bridges are found on this website, see Culture: Bridges. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Vorsø 1975-87
Vorsø 2000-15
Decaying process of a sign, announcing that admittance to Nature Reserve Vorsø, Horsens Fjord, Denmark, is not permitted. This sign, which was made in the 1940s, is photographed in 1978 (above) and 2014. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Costa Rica-2
Bench on a forest trail, overgrown by mosses and epiphytes, Santa Elena Cloud Forest, Cordillera de Tilarán, Costa Rica. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1977-90
Jylland 1977-90
These two pictures show the decaying process in two dead European hares (Lepus europaeus), which succumbed to a contagious disease. A period of three weeks has elapsed between the two pictures. – Ringkøbing Fjord, Denmark. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009
Cambodia 2009 
The Khmer Empire left a superb legacy in the form of the Angkor Wat ruins, in present-day Cambodia. In the 19th century, when European travelers visited the ruins, most of them were overgrown by rainforest. Since then, most of the vegetation has been removed, with the exception of Ta Prohm, which has been preserved in the state it was found. These pictures show ruins, overgrown by huge rainforest trees, Tetrameles nudiflora (top) and Ficus gibbosa, a strangler fig. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2006-11 
This withering leaf of water dock (Rumex hydrolapathum) displays gorgeous colours. – Zealand, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b
Twisted railroad tracks, overgrown by mosses, Jiancing Historic Trail, Taipingshan National Forest Recreation Area, eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2011 
Charred remains of a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum), which succumbed to a forest fire, Sequoia National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, United States. – More photos of giant sequoia are found on this website, see Plants: Ancient and huge trees. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Alperne 2017
Detail of an abandoned building, Thun, Switzerland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
This lion sculpture, which was once guarding a Daoist tomb in Taichung, Taiwan, has now fallen into decay, but has nevertheless been adorned with ribbons. – More photos of such lion sculptures are found on this website, see Culture: Graves. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2012 
Dilapidated barn, Washington, New Jersey, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007
Detail of a large temple bell, coated with verdigris, Lawkananda Pagoda, Bagan, Myanmar. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Taiwan 2018c
Materials at hand were used, when these party walls in the city of Taichung, Taiwan, were repaired. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
Sverige 2016-18
In the late 1930s, Åke Danielsson settled near Kyrkö Mosse, west of the village of Ryd, Småland, Sweden. Initially, he made a living by cutting turf, but in the long run, he didn’t make enough money out of this, so he decided to sell spare parts from junk cars instead. His junk yard was situated near a road between Ryd and the town of Hässleholm, but in the 1960s, a new highway was built away from his yard, and his customers dwindled to almost none. However, the remaining junk cars were left standing at the roadside, and over the years the site fell into decay. Today, a pine forest has grown up around the place, and here you may experience the strange sight of c. 150 rusted car wrecks, mainly from the 1940s and 1950s, which are slowly deteriorating and disappearing into the mossy and boggy forest floor. Besides the cars you may also see a bus, bicycles, mopeds, iron stoves, and car wheels, through which pine trees and other plants are growing. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2002 
Old chortens (Tibetan style Buddhist stupas), covered in fallen needles of long-leaved pine (Pinus roxburghii), Helambu, central Nepal. – Read more about chortens – and about Buddhism in general – on this website, see Religion: Buddhism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2012
Abandoned building, overgrown by climbers, Berlin, Maryland, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2008b 
Decayed wheel of a Dutch type windmill, Kuremøllen, Svaneke, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Ladakh 2000
Clouds and ruined fort at dusk, Markha Valley, Ladakh, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Kanariske Øer 2006 
Withered flower-stalk of Teide bugloss (Echium wildprettii), which only grows on the Teide Volcano, Tenerife, Canary Islands. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2006-11
Sjælland 2012-16
Formerly, lime was produced at the Boesdal Kalkbrud, near Rødvig, Zealand, Denmark. These pictures show a ruined oven (top) and the roof construction in one of the production buildings. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2013
Nepalese porter, crossing a dilapidated suspension bridge across the Ghunsa River, eastern Nepal. – More photos of bridges are found on this website, see Culture: Bridges. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2003-05 
Railroad tracks, bent during the huge Jiji earthquake, which occurred in Nantou County, Taiwan, on September 21st, 1999. This earthquake was the second-deadliest in recorded history in Taiwan, killing 2,415 people and injuring about 11,300. The damage done is estimated at ten billion US$. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Guatemala 1998
Guatemala 1998
Doors in abandoned houses, Antigua, Guatemala, with climbing vines and peeling paint. – More pictures of doors in Antigua are found on this website, see Culture: Entrances. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sri Lanka 1974-75 
Cows, grazing peacefully among tilting stone pillars of the Brazen Palace, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, built during the reign of King Parakramabahu in the 12th Century. This palace once had a bronze roof – hence its name. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Irland 1987-99
Dilapidated storage buildings and scrapped cars, Dublin, Ireland. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018b
Rusted machinery, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2016 
Decaying panelling on an old farm shed, Maudsley State Park, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Decayed boat, Tobisviken, near Simrishamn, Skåne, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 2008 
Withering leaf of a fern species, Gleichenia gigantea, Gul Bhanjyang, Helambu, Nepal. Areas in the Himalaya, which have been cleared for farming, and now lie fallow, are often invaded by this fern, which forms large growths. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Jylland 1977-90
Dilapidated half-timber farmhouse, with numerous holes in its straw roof, Jutland, Denmark. When I returned to this site a year later to check up on the decay, the building had been torn down. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
Sydafrika-Namibia 1993
The ghost town of Kolmanskuppe, near Lüderitz, Namibia, was formerly a wealthy town in a diamond mining area. These pictures show abandoned houses, which have been invaded by desert sand. – Read more about Namibia on this website, see Countries and places: Namibia – a desert country. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b 
Rusted – but still functional – fishing vessel, Wushe Fishing Harbour, eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Ruins of a former alum factory, Degerhamn, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009
This Hindu Khmer sculpture in Ta Prohm, Cambodia, depicts an apsara – a female court dancer and prostitute, also called ‘heavenly nymph’ or ‘daughter of joy’. Over the years, the sculpture has been almost completely engulfed by a strangler fig. – Read more about Hinduism on this website, see Religion: Hinduism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2013a 
Peeling paint on the wall of an abandoned farmhouse, Mohave National Preserve, California, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

 

Sjælland 1969-2005 
Mountain of scrapped cars, Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nordindien 1982
Weather-worn chortens (Tibetan style Buddhist stupas), Leh, Ladakh, north-western India. These shrines are ubiquitous in Ladakh. – Read more about chortens – and about Buddhism in general – on this website, see Religion: Buddhism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2012-16 
Abandoned farmhouse and tractor, Stevns, Zealand, Denmark. When I returned to this site a year later to check up on the decay, the building had been torn down. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Nepal 1994-95
The outline of this dead tree in eastern Nepal, draped by old man’s beard lichens, is blurred by fog. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2016 
Dilapidated door, Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
The ruined Sankta Brita’s Kapell (‘Saint Birgitta’s Chapel’), Kapelludden, Öland, Sweden, which is 27 metres long and 12 metres wide. According to legend, the deceased Birgitta Birgersdotter (‘Holy Birgitta’) was brought back from Rome in 1374 and landed at this place. Another legend has it that the chapel is dedicated to a Celtic female saint, Brigida. – Read more about Christianity on this website, see Religion: Christianity. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2011 
One day, in late April 1992, I was on a mountain peak in Inyo National Forest, White Mountains, California. In front of me were the most remarkable trees I had ever seen. At a distance, they seemed to be completely dead, with twisted, naked branches, stretching from a yellowish trunk towards the blue sky. But then – at close quarters I noticed a narrow strip of bark on that side of the trunk, which pointed away from the direction of the prevailing wind. This strip of bark was leading up to one or two branches, densely covered in green needles, and from the tip of these branches, small cones were hanging down, their scales equipped with bristle-like appendages. These peculiar trees were Great Basin bristlecone pines (Pinus longaeva). They are the oldest living organisms on Earth (apart from certain clones), a few of them being almost 5,000 years old. – More photos of these trees are found on this website, see Plants: Ancient and huge trees. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2012-16
Door in an abandoned farmhouse, with handle, chains, and a rusted bicycle lock, Zealand, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Myanmar 2007 
Kyaukpyugyi Paya, a partly ruined Buddhist temple in the town of Nyaung Shwe, Lake Inle, Myanmar. Only the Buddha statue, which is app. 700 years old, is maintained with fresh paint. – Read more about Buddhism on this website, see Religion: Buddhism. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2010
Lichen-encrusted Hindu Khmer frieze, depicting carved faces, Angkor Thom, Cambodia. Water is trickling down one of the faces, causing it to darken and being overgrown by mosses, as well as lichens. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015 
Rusted winch in an abandoned fishing village, formerly utilized for hauling boats ashore, Alvedsjö Bodar, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Former dovecot with spikes, the purpose of which was to prevent raptors from landing on the roof, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chile 2011
This grave in the cemetery at Pueblo Pampa Union, a deserted mining town north of Carmen Alto, Chile, has been opened, possibly by grave robbers. – More photos of graves are found on this website, see Culture: Graves. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2000-01 
In November 1618, the Danish king, Christian IV, ordered admiral Ove Giedde to sail to India with five ships. The aim of this journey was to establish a trading station under the Royal Danish East India Company, to be able to bring cheap spices and textiles to the Motherland. Two years later, Giedde and his crew reached the Coromandel Coast, at the mouth of River Kaveri in South India (in present-day Tamil Nadu). Following negotiations with the Prince of Thanjavur, Giedde obtained permission to build a trading station, which was called Trankebar (in English Tranquebar) – a corruption of the local Tamil name of the place, Tarangambadi, which means ‘singing waves’. In 1660, a fort was completed, named Dansborg (’Danish Castle’). Behind this fort, a town sprang up, fortified with moats and walls, through which a number of gates gave access to the town. This picture shows the most striking of these gates, named Landporten (‘Land Gate’), as of year 2000. It has since been restored. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b
Withered leaf, partly eaten by insects, near Lisong Hot Springs, Wulu, eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Zambia 1993 
‘Long-term-parked’ car, Samfya, Zambia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 2008
Rusted sign on a pole, warning against high voltage, in English and in Malayalam. – Mukkali, Kerala, India. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2011a 
Dilapidated barn, Salt Point State Park, California, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2010
All that remains of this beautiful Khmer sculpture, depicting a woman, is the face. – Phnom Krom, Angkor, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Afrika 1980-81 
This boy has climbed to the top of a dead date palm (Phoenix dactylifera), Tamanrasset, Algeria. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Arizona-Utah 2001
Ruins of a pueblo, Wupatki National Monument, Arizona, United States. Wupatki, which means ‘tall house’ in Hopi, was first inhabited around 500 A.D., and was over the years occupied by Cohonina, Kayenta Anasazi, and Sinagua peoples. This large complex comprises over 100 rooms and a ball court. Around 1225, the site was permanently abandoned. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2016
Taiwan 2014a
Taiwan 2018a
Taiwan 2018a
When a tomb in Taiwan is no longer used, you often see the grave smashed and the tombstone split. On the so-called Tomb Sweeping Day, wild plants, growing around the graves, are burned, the grave is cleaned, and the ancestors worshipped. The fires often spread to nearby graves, as has happened to these two abandoned graves in Taichung. The two bottom pictures show an abandoned grave in Taichung, where a golden-rain tree (Koelreuteria elegans) has sprouted near the broken jar. – More photos of graves are found on this website, see Culture: Graves. (Photos copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
An abandoned building on the island of Öland, Sweden, has been overgrown by ivy (Hedera helix). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tyrkiet 2018
Dilapidated hotel, early morning, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2009 
This ruin with lichen-encrusted sculptures, depicting Khmer nobility, is illuminated by the late afternoon sun. – Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Cambodia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2013
A ‘long-term-parked’ car in Taichung, Taiwan, with grass growing out of a hole, where the rear light glass is missing. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA 2016 
Withered foliage of American beech (Fagus grandifolia), Winnikenni Park, Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018a
The trunk of this blackboard tree (Alstonia scholaris) is partly decayed, but the tree is still alive. – Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydlige Afrika 1993
This carcass of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana), long dead, is covered in vulture dung. Grey crowned cranes (Balearica regulorum) and blacksmith lapwings (Vanellus armatus) are seen in the background. – Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chile 2011 
Scrapped cars, left on a beach near Parque Nacional Llanos de Challe, Chile. Inhabited sheds are seen in the background. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sydindien 1997-98
An old cemetery from the Dutch colonial period, overgrown by a vine called corallita (Antigonon leptopus), Kochi, Kerala, India. – More photos of graves are found on this website, see Culture: Graves. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Vorsø 1975-87 
Patterns on a decayed tree trunk, the bark of which has fallen off, Horsens Fjord, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2013
A creeper is making its way over a dilapidated roof of an abandoned old-style Taiwanese house, Lugang, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tyrkiet 2006 
Weather-worn relief on a rock wall in the late Bronze Age Hittite city of Yasilikaya, situated near the present town of Bogazkale (Bogazköy), Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chile 2011
Pueblo Pampa Union, a deserted mining town north of Carmen Alto, Chile. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2013b
Dilapidated house, San Diego, California, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b 
Abandoned fishing boat, numerous weeds growing up through holes in its bottom, Wushe Fishing Harbour, eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Costa Rica-2
Rotting leaf of a member of the arum family (Araceae), Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal, Cordillera de Tilarán, Costa Rica. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sjælland 2012-16 
Abandoned barn, Stevns, Zealand, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tibet 2004
Alternative long-term ‘parking’, Kodari, Nepal. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2018
Rusted water tower, Taichung, Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

USA-Canada 1992 
Mount St. Helens, an active volcano in Washington State, United States, exploded in 1980, blowing away one side of the mountain. The eruption destroyed vast areas of the surrounding landscape, killing millions of trees. – Several people also perished, among these probably the owner of this car. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Cambodia 2010
Khmer relief, depicting a seated Hindu god, Angkor Thom, Cambodia. The image is blurred by seeping water, causing exuberant growth of green algae. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bornholm 2016 
Faded phone numbers on an abandoned excavator in a granite quarry, Bornholm, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2016a
Door, no longer in use, Taichung, Taiwan. In front of it, various weeds are growing up, among these a species of dayflower (Commelina) and a species of amaranth (Amaranthus). (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Arizona-Utah 2001 
Withered ‘skeleton’ of a saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), Lake Saguaro, east of Phoenix, Arizona, United States. This huge cactus, growing to 12 metres tall, is ‘the’ emblem of American western films, but in fact it has a rather limited distribution, found in the Sonoran Desert of Mexico and southern Arizona, and in a small area in adjacent California. – More pictures of this species, as well as many other cacti, are found on this website, see Gallery: Plants – Cacti. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Tyrkiet 2006
Tilting mosque, damaged by torrential rain, Denizkonak, northern Turkey. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Bali-Lombok 2012 
Sunlight, penetrating withered leaves of a species of breadfruit, Artocarpus elasticus, Mount Rinjani, Lombok, Indonesia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Vorsø 2000-15
Peeling paint on a door, Vorsø, Horsens Fjord, Denmark. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Egypten 1999 
Eroded statues of Pharaoh Amenophis III (c. 1390-1353 B.C.), Luxor, Egypt, commonly called ‘The Memnon Colossi’, thus named by the Greeks, who thought that the statues depicted Memnon, called ‘Son of the Red Dawn’, who was singing for his mother Eos. This ‘song’ was caused by a crack in one of the statues, through which the wind made a piping sound. This crack appeared after an earthquake in 27 B.C. Unfortunately, in 199 A.D., Emperor Septimus Severus ordered the crack to be cemented, causing the ‘song’ to cease. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Californien 2013a
Dead singleleaf pine (Pinus monophylla), Joshua Tree National Park, California, United States. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Taiwan 2014b 
Dilapidated house, built c. 1850, Morisaka (Lintian Shan), eastern Taiwan. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Sverige 2015
Door in a dilapidated barn, Norra Bäck, Öland, Sweden. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chile 2011a 
Rusted tin sheets, covering a wall in Valparaiso, Chile. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Costa Rica
Withering leaf of bijagua, or salt leaf (Calathea lutea), Reserva Nacional Hacienda Baru, Costa Rica. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

Chukotka 2011
The cannon on this army tank blew up, causing the tank to be discarded, where the accident took place. – Chukotka Peninsula, eastern Siberia. (Photo copyright © by Kaj Halberg)

 

 

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