Saturday, 6 August 2016

wrack and ruin

Having recently been privileged to visit just a few of the magnificent châteaux of the Loire Valley along with throngs of other tourists, this gallery curated by the fabulous Messy Nessy Chic of scandalously neglected mansions from around Europe, surreptitiously snapped by (sub)urban explorer “Soul” really struck a chord with us.
One wonders how such stately homes, that have seen better days, were ever forgot and allowed to fall into such a state of disrepair and how they might be rehabilitated in the future. Given the uncertainty of their fate and to protect the pristine state of these ruins, not many details are disclosed and their locations remain anonymous.