wanderlust wednesday :: forgotten places

I’m an obsessive weather checker.  Like, I check it at least 12 times a day.

You may be asking yourself, “What does checking the weather have to do with this weeks wanderlust post?” Well, on one of my weather.com checks of the day, a little feature story popped up about a photographer who did a series on ‘forgotten palaces’ in Italy, Switzerland, and Germany.  Now, I have no idea why this story was on the weather.com homepage, but alas, I’m so very gald it was.

Paris based photographer, Thomas Jorion, mostly photographs comdemned and ruined buildings with his large format camera (this means that the film that is used is larger than say, 35mm film.  In his case, the film is 4×5″.) It’s pretty much the best form of photography.  (Am I right Sara Jean?!)

These photos are absolutely stunning and while I have never been to any of those countries, I have seen a few palaces in other places, but those were all in good standing still.

These palaces that stand in ruin are a testament to age and economic distress, but have not lost their beauty and charm.  In fact, they have retained it in a whole new way.

Here are a few of my favorites, but you can see the whole collection here.

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How beautiful destruction can be…

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