Monday, February 8, 2016

Destruction and Nature [Through My Lens Nr.28]

It seems as if destruction is in our nature, and when you come across abandoned and destroyed places, you can see that nature in return becomes part of it as well. It's quite interesting to observe such sights, for they show that no matter how ruthless and destructive a person can feel and act, time and nature will rule everything in the end. So it seems rather pointless to dwell in the destructive part of ourselves, for creation is a much prosperous endeavor.

Stepping off my lecture pedestal, let me come back to the images at hand. While the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the beginning of the 90s is long gone, and the country has changed and rebuilt a lot, when you step into the deep countryside (sometimes unfortunately in the cities as well) you can discover ruins of houses and buildings that once were. While interesting to capture with a camera they do show sadness and are a constant reminder of past events. Not everything is rosy in life. Of course this shouldn't stop us from searching for beauty. In that sense I welcome you to another edition of "Through My Lens" and I hope to see your posts linked in below.






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42 comments:

  1. Stunning photos!
    Nature conquered the terrain back and make on it's own way beautiful again, what has been destroyed by war.

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    1. Thanks Mascha for visiting and joining in.

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  2. Ich finde es immer toll wie die Natur sich das zurückholt was ihr eigentlich gehört und das sieht auch immer so klasse aus. Beweise dafür sind deine tollen Fotos. Echt super!

    Herzliche Grüsse

    N☼va

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    1. Danke vielmals Nova. Wünsch Dir einen tollen Wochenstart.

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  3. Amassing photos Mersad!...Cheers from Sydney!

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    1. Greetings back to down under!

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  4. These are very beautiful pictures,they enchant me !
    Greetings from Germany

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  5. Consider linking this post at Tuesday's Treasures.

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    1. Will do Tom. Thanks for the heads up.

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  6. so beautiful - wish you a happy week, mersad :-)

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    1. Wish you a happy start into the new week as well. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Amazing and impressive shots as always.

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  8. so beautiful...i really love these little stone buildings.

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  9. you are so right about man destroys and so does nature. that said these old stone ruins are magnificent while being sad at the same time.

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  10. Stunning photos - they give us much to think about.

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  11. Wonderful photos!!! I especially liked these words of yours, "..it seems rather pointless to dwell in the destructive part of ourselves, for creation is a much prosperous endeavor." Thank you!!! Have a wonderful week!

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  12. Those destroyed buildings are a sad reminder of darker times...

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  13. You are so right Mersad, as far as the planet earth goes it has no bigger enemy than man, I was having a discussion about this today with a friend. As you beautiful image show, mother nature does her best to heal over our mistakes.

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  14. Mersad, war is a terrible thing. Sometimes necessary, but always sad. You said it so eloquently!

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  15. Oh, I am always so intrigued by abandoned places. I could spend hour upon hour there.

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    1. Yeah me too
      Interesting to observe for sure.

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  16. Isn't it strange how the most common or even mundane structures can be so interesting when they are in ruin... Great shots, Mersad.

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  17. I have an obsession with abandoned places. These photos are amazing. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you Sarah. Glad you liked these.

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  18. We saw this a lot when we visited Croatia last June. Very sad to see the Ghost Towns.

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  19. Nothing pulls at my heartstrings or gets my imagination running than sites like the one you have featured today. I want to know who lived here and how there time came to an end. Beautiful, but haunting, post, Mersad.

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  20. It's sad that these great structures are abandoned and the reason is even sadder. They do make for lovely photos, though.

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  21. Yes. Nature reclaims. :)

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  22. Very thought-provoking.
    Hope you are having a great day!
    Lea

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  23. There is so much greenery in these ruins. New life taking over in spite of the history. Fascinating!

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  24. So sad seeing the ruins left by war. Love your photos though. There can be beauty even there, as you show.

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  25. so sad to see the destruction and the story of what man does to man. Will we ever learn. Your images tell a story. I love the third one with the creeper coming down the steps. Beauty in the ruins and the sadness of the past. Thank you.

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  26. Finding and focusing on the beauty, I quite agree, Mersad! Thanks for hosting - have a wonder-filled week!

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  27. Nice photos Mersad. I like pictures of ruines (but don't misunderstand me: not those caused by war; that's awful!!!).
    Thanks for your kind words on my latest post.
    Hilde

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  28. In fact,I am searching for some beautiful blogs from Serbia to know more about the current topics.Thanks for your contribution.

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  29. What a great find, Mersad!

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  30. Beginning of the 90s... it doesn't seem like it's been that long.

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  31. It's amazing how quickly nature can reclaim derelict places

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  32. Nature always moves in where humans have caused destruction....

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