As long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by ruins. While I like derelict buildings I’ve always been particularly attracted to stone ruins covered by greenery. I don’t really know where this fascination comes from, but I suspect it’s from watching a movie (possibly something like ‘Jungle Book’) or seeing a photograph when I was a child. I’m also interested in all things “Romantic”: poetry (e.g. Keats, Wordsworth, Shelley), music (e.g. Wagner, Mahler, Bruckner), art (Turner, Constable, Friedrich) etc. so maybe it’s just something in me. These ivy covered remnants of stone buildings in the Leon Levy Preserve were “right up my alley”.

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