Archive for the decay Category

Stefano Cerio: Winter Aquapark

Posted in candy coated nightmares, decay, photography with tags , , on August 27, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Stefano Cerio has an interesting photo series taken at a water park in China during the off season (that anthropomorphic mile high sandwich with all the fixin’s, including…goldfish…is tops!).

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Cerio’s photos remind me of Banksy’s new creation, Dismaland (which is excellent and may get its own post, but I’m skipping it for now due to the massive coverage it’s already getting).
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Stark, raw, real…stripped to bone without the hoards of happy travelers that pepper the grounds in warmer weather…we see the gloomy haze of winter transform these attractions into something disquietingly lackluster.
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Return of the Hatbox Ghost!

Posted in death, decay, skulls and skeletons with tags , , , on May 25, 2015 by shewalkssoftly

Long Forgotten, a one stop shop for the Internet’s most interesting and thorough Haunted Mansion history, recently announced the return of the beloved Hatbox Ghost.

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His glowing head moves from it’s rightful spot into the hatbox he carries.
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It would have been amazing if they used actual props to create the face, as opposed to computer graphics…but they did stay pretty faithful to the original character (isn’t this one of the best ghosts ever?).
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I’ve previously posted about Hatbox Ghost here and here.

See more info and bonus facts on Long Forgotten.

Matthias Haker

Posted in decay, photography with tags , on September 23, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Matthias Haker has all different types of photography in his portfolio, but I’m particularly fond of his HD (often panoramic) images of decay.

This perspective reminds me of sacred geometry; the spirals found in the Nautilus shell and other natural forms.
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The colors manage to be both vibrant and soft, in stark contrast to the harsh toll nature has taken on these abandoned ruins. Beautiful…
“Auditorium”. (Photo by Matthias Haker)

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Amy Guidry

Posted in art, death, decay, surreal on August 4, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Amy Guidry likes bones. So does She Walks Softly. Look at Amy’s website for more fun artwork.

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 Amy Guidry

**Your Proxy Blogger appreciates all the support shown for Dana while she is seemingly unable to show her presence. She does get to see the posts and comments. Thank you all so much for helping hold Dana’s hand through this. BVM.

Aaron J. Groen

Posted in decay, photography, space with tags , , on May 5, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Take me to these places…I want to stargaze and be alone with my thoughts…

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Aaron J Groen juxtaposes the gorgeous vastness of the universe with transient human creations, subject to decay in what amounts to less than the proverbial blink of the universal eye.

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The things we construct in this lifetime are of little grand consequence, yet they are everything to us. How can anyone not be awestruck when the makings of human life are set against a backdrop of the cosmos?

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Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

Thomas Doyle

Posted in art, decay, sculpture on March 21, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Get out your magnifying glass and focus on these amazing miniature scenes of Thomas Doyle. Seeing disarray or a gaping hole seemingly unnoticed by the scene participants brings a smile to my face.

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Feast your eyes more at his website:

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**My daily request to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and ANY means of conveying support and healing to Dana is the biggest reward I can ask the Readership for at all times. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted in art, death, decay, design, graphic design, illustration, undead, valentine's day on February 14, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

**I want to thank Dana for asking for my help at this time, and hope you readers appreciate what I am posting for her. I am relaying information to her, and she is very happy to see the replies and who has liked the posts.  ~Bettie

For all you lovers, would-be lovers, hopefuls, and everything in between, She Walks Softly wishes you a wonderful and–

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

David Vargas

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And an especially heartfelt Happy V-Day to one of the most wonderful Friends I could ask for–all my love, energy and prayers for recovery, Dana!

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