Wednesday, April 17, 2013

abandoned

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try to imagine this: sneaking into an old abandoned spa, today serving as a military base. the spa could have been built sometime in the 1940’s-50’s, but was probably abandoned straight after. there is a pool house where the roof has fallen in. the pool is filled with hot water from a natural sulfur spring, crystal clear, a strong smell of sulfur, amazingly soothing for the body. to your east you see the hills of jordan, and to the west an old abandoned mosque. peacocks are running wild between the bushes. palm trees and lush plants. broken windows and shutters made of wood. you walk around, discovering each little house, with it’s own piece of history. and then you sit in the warm water, watching the sun set, washing the sky with pink and then the stars rising above your head.

wow.

oh and this link fits.

33 comments:

Patrice A. said...

wauw....
....
als ik je ooit
kom bezoeken
wil ik graag
hier heen
zo mooi!

x

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Wow is right....what an enchanting place....& as always what lovely photos to share this mystical reality with us....

Sandra said...

Beautiful pictures!

Monica B said...

wow, what a place to come across. and ripe for photography.

something sad, soothing, enticing, and a little worrying in an interesting way, about abandoned places. going to follow that link...

Nanna said...

Men så himla fint.. .vilken upplevelse det måste ha varit. Så mycket känsla i dina bilder. Alltid.
Tack för fina ord och förståelse inne hos mig. Det betyder så mycket. kramar

Lisa said...

Alltså, dör lite av det här. Dina bilder är alldeles fantastiska. Känns lite som att vara där, så mycket förmedlar dom. Och länken: wow där med. Man bara förundras..

Undrar lite var exakt i Israel du är. Och mer hur det kommer sig att du är just där, men det kanske det finns skrivet om tidigare?

Merel said...

mooi, wat bijzonder! Ik kan het bijna ruiken!

querido diário said...

makes me want to teletransport and be in this places.amazing

Geoff said...

What a find! Looks fantastic. I remember walking around a small island in Indonesia which had a number of abandoned resorts ... they were eerily beautiful along with a little sadness

Sarah said...

I am sick with envy over this...if I were there, it would have been the best day of my life. I LOVE abandoned places and this sounds like a beautiful one to find. And the way you describe it, I can tell it was breathtaking. Count yourself blessed to have spent the day there.
lucky girl :)

Mireille said...

Wat ontzettend gaaf, en wat heb je dat goed in beeld gebracht!

Julia da Franca said...

dear sara,
what a place!
but i am totally thrilled
by you pictures, they are just great,
special, touching, fantastic!
you are so very multitalented!
love, julia

Marlou said...

o, wauw.

ik ontdekte je blog een paar dagen geleden pas, maar elke keer als het me even te veel wordt met deadlines en dingen die móeten vlucht ik hier naartoe. en geniet mee van jouw fantastische avonturen. :)

Ariane Reichardt said...

Sara! wow...
beautiful pictures! poetic and fairy... and real :)

and that link fits. Amazing places. Thank you, Dear!

Love
xo Ariane.

HAMPTON SC said...

El encanto de lo abandonado, la evocación de otros tiempos, de otras vidas, murmullo del silencio...
Todo trasmitido a través de tus fotos

Jael said...

Vilka fina bilder.Jag tror att jag har varit där,för en lång tid sedan..

Brittain Jackson said...

Your gift for catching pure essence is simply astonishing! What a blessing my love!

Brittain Jackson said...

I wish you could pack me up in your purse and take me with you on all your adventures!

till-vidas-ara said...

Woaw..! Jag föreställer mig och blir alldeles mjuk i kroppen av tanken. så många underbara platser du finner kära du! det låter helt magiskt med detta övergivna, jag hör liksom ända hit hur vattnet droppar. hur det lenar för både kropp och själ. tack för den upplevelsen
: om inlägget jag skrev. jag suddade ut och skrev om. blev lite rädd att såra någon som kanske bara menade väl (ler) som man är. annars hade jag nog legat vaken halva natten och ångrat..
Här regnar snön bort idag igen. vi skymtar gräsmatta..

kramar en fredag, Lycke

chrissy said...

What beauty and mystery. You capture it all so well. These settings are so literary, I can almost see the words written on the page of a great piece of literature. Wow.

anna said...

wow var verkligen ordet!

Anne said...

wat een goeie ontdekking, wow!! ik zou daar ook graag eens rondneuzen!

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dorteinmalaga said...

Hi Sara,
wow ... so many beautiful pictures here. Lovely blog :)

Thanks for your coment on mine last month. I'm located in Málaga, Andalusia.

dorteinmalaga said...

Hi Sara,
wow ... so many beautiful pictures here. Lovely blog :)

Thanks for your coment on mine last month. I'm located in Málaga, Andalusia.

sarapirat said...

patrice :) leuk om daar onder de sterren te sitten kletsen...
liefs!

sally, thankyou, enchanting is the word!

sandra, tack!

monica, yes, exactly that what you wrote and that is what fascinates me so...

nanna, tack snälla du! kramar till dig!

lisa, tack så mycket, jag bor ganska långt norrut, nära gränsen till libanon. här är jag för att jag bor i ett litet ekokollektiv, men kom hit för dansens skull. jag är dansare och har jobbat här i olika kompanier...det var en liten sammanfattning! :)

merel, mmmm :) ik kon het heel lang aan mijn huid nog ruiken...

q.d i need to ask you for your name!

geoff, i guess it is that contrast which makes it so intriguing. do you have pictures from there?

sarah, yes, i felt lucky indeed! :) so many treasures to be found and experienced in this world.

mireille, dankjewel!

julia, thank you very much! it is very nice to hear, especially since i feel so the opposite lately...

marlou, wow, wat leuk! fijn dat je hier bent!

ariane, thank you TOO my dear! hugs!

hampton sc, Estoy utilizando traductor de google, pero sólo después de que practico / improviso mi español! gracias!

jael, har du? det är ganska välkänt tror jag..kramar

brittain, i will, fold you up into a small little mini brittain and then you can come along! :) hugs to you my dear!

lycke, hmmm...hade du inte avsändaren? då kunde du kanske mejla personen i fråga direkt och reda ut! :) gräsmatta efter allt vitt låter fint. våren och tillslut sommaren är på gång. kramar till dig!

chrissy, perhaps you could write it?! you are dancing with words so amazingly... thankyou!

anna :)

anne, ja en neem je camera mee!

dorte, hey, nice that you came by! and thank you!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

looks like you've been shooting pretty stunning architecture yourself! no, i do not think there is more powerful architecture than abandoned architecture. time and again i find the hidden stories unrevealed are the most powerful, the most lingering and therefore the most significant.
thxs for pointing that out, once again.
love the 'living mixture' in, in this series, btw!
n♥

outi said...

well thank you for this. i really imagined that place in my mind, you made it live with your words and photos.
i am always very fascinated by abandoned places, and this sounds really amazing place.
wow!

Eefje said...

Wow, ik kan me bijna levendig een voorstelling maken van deze bijzondere plek. De foto's zijn ook zo mooi!

Magdalena Nowak said...

wooow sarah,

i am late, but i am.
love the post, your words and interest in these places! the link
is also soooo crazy good! thank you for beaming me to your place and around the other places! great!

my most favorite picture in this post is the one with the hands under water. what a picture, what a mood.
poetry

Alexandra Lundh said...

You are an amazing photographer!

Alexandra Lundh said...

You are an amazing photographer!

burntfeather said...

ahhh so magical!