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Well-read gangsters
Water-shapped cave
Horseback riders coming up the trail from the Havasupai Indian Reservation
Egret amidst the kelp
Best Friends
Down in the Gorges du Pont du Diable
Wave trodden rock
Horsing Around
Blue Balloon
POWER STIR FOR NATIVE DELICACY
Summer at the hidden waterhole. This is a little-known swimming place at the foothills of the Sierras.
Morning Nap
President Barrack Obama
Reeds in the cold light of morning
Singin in the Wind
Moon rises over San Francisco
George
A jewel of nature
RURAL COOKS
Remains of the harvest
Benches in a Czech park
2016-05-15 The Gulf of Finland
Tribal worship
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Morning Nap

An hour before dawn brings back colours to the streets we arrive at our destination. A house once loved, filled with laughter of precious children now abandoned; nobody seems to know for how long the house has been derelict, who owned it and why it hadn’t been either sold or demolished. Entering an abandoned building causes an adrenaline rush. Every step into this forbidden place gives you a feeling of excitement and sometimes even fear. You are entering the world of the unknown, a world of darkness and shadows, peeled off paint and rotting wood. The air is thick with the smell of mildew and mould. Your heart skips a beat as cobwebs brush your face. Your eyes, adjusted to the dark, scan the room. All around are artefacts once treasured. Claire knows what to do, pretending she's asleep as if the owners forgot about her when they left about 35 years ago. The first ray of lights fill the room; 65 seconds is needed to catch the atmosphere of this room. Sixtyfive seconds in which Claire can't move to avoid turning into a white blur.

TAGS: Abandoned, Dust, Luxembourg

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Rockanje, Netherlands
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© Alice van Kempen.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2016, 3:57 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
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