Saturday, June 01, 2013

June Theme Day: The Beauty of Decay


It's the first of the month in the City Daily Photo community.  These antediluvian volumes show their age so beautifully.  I'm sure there's more beauty to be found in the words contained within.  Please visit other interpretations of today's theme by clicking HERE.

18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Fabulous post. One of my favourites so far but then books will always do it for me, however tattered they may be.

wilf said...

Indeed, fabulous, old books are always full of sentiment and seem to have lots to tell.

Barbara/myth maker said...

What a wonderful example of the beauty of decay. Treasure volumes.

Suzanne said...

Really nice photo, I love the sepia tones and the Roman numerals on the volumes. Thanks!

Sharon said...

I love this! It's perfect for the theme.

Gunn said...

This is soooo pretty.
For me it looks like some I saw in a bookshop in Paris.

LOLfromPasa said...

Those wonderful volumes of literature surely must be very fragile. I like how you have framed your shot. (I wonder if I have been to Quincy. A little research is required starting with a map. Cheers.)

Lynette said...

You’ve made a great Theme Day post. I'm glad you picked this to share with us.

paul said...

Great shot for the theme.

Virginia said...

Oh now those old books have won my heart. Excellent!
V

Jo said...

Fabulous photo and perfect for theme day, one of my favourites.

Dianne said...

A wonderful depiction of "Beauty of Decay" and I'm sure there's a wealth of beauty within the pages of these aged

"Adelaide and Beyond"

LONDONLULU said...

This has such a tactile quality, love this capture and the old books! They are even more beautiful in their decay.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful image of decaying books in the monastery library. Great choice.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This just says "Paris" to me... love the washed out look of the books, ancient! I hope that these are all yours.

Bises,
Genie

Kris said...

Gorgeous tones, is all I could think of :)

brattcat said...

wonderful entry for theme day.

Jim said...

Terrific.