Saturday, 1 June 2013

Decaying before one's eyes


The 'indoor market' in Burslem has been closed for some time.  At its other entrance, there is a rather hopeful placard announcing that it is hoped to re-open it one day, but it looks doomed to me.

There is a reason for choosing this photo for today, as this is the day that the City Daily Portal website is calling for photos on the theme of the 'Beauty Of Decay'.  I guess the scene is not in any way beautiful - but maybe the composition of it is (?)

Anyway, if you want decay, Burslem is the place to go.  I love Burslem, but... yes, it is decaying... Before one's very eyes. 

This post was featured on the City Daily Portal June 2013 theme

7 comments:

  1. That was once a lovely mural and in some ways it still is

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  2. Sad to see an area going down. Maybe it will reopen one day.

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  3. Excellent choice - art is beauty. The beauty of decay. Sad to see it go to ruin

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  4. I can almost imagine it in its glory days of colour and bustling people and lots of produce....

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  5. Beauty retained by a joyful mural, and plenty of decay here.

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  6. You’ve made a great Theme Day post. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, in this case, you, the photographer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    If you’d like to see my Theme Day post, it’s up at Portland Oregon Daily Photo on Saturday, June 1. Thanks!

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  7. Love the mural, but i am afraid, soon it will be unrecognizable...thanks for sharing before it is completely gone.

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