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Toys in the attic



This is a submission for the contest (and on the theme) "Abandoned places": [link]

One thing that immediately struck me, as I was thinking about what to propose, is that abandoned places are no longer abandoned when we take photographs or explore, play, hide and wander in any of them. And we just all love to do that, otherwise this contest wouldn't trigger our imagination so much and inspire us the way it does...

So my next step was to ask myself "Where do I love to go when I want to return to abandoned places and dwell there to find adventure, inspiration or silence?" and the Attic came to my mind.

It has always been a powerful symbolic place for most of us. As children we played there in awe and fear, and as adult we go back to remember these feelings, if even for a few minutes.

And there the questions wait for us in the shadows...

Have we left our childhood dreams with our childhood toys in the attic?

How often do we go back to either of them and return to the only abandoned places that are actually within us?

Enjoy this walk in the attic. I think I will stay there for a while so don't hesitate and come play with me as soon and as often as you will like... :)
Image size
2432x3654px 8.76 MB
Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1233768/100000 second
Focal Length
14 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 21, 2008, 4:26:26 PM
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alimuse's avatar
Yes, in each adult lies buried the heart of the child. I love the new insight you've given us into abandoned places! :D