Like many of Lucia’s photos, this one raises more questions than it answers.
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The most compelling unanswered question is: what happened here? Is this a story about abandonment? Why was this seemingly quaint cottage, rich in details and ornaments, let go to ruin. The leaded window still retains a richness that speaks of attention and pride, despite the cobwebs that cling to it now. The moss running rampant over sill and shutter wouldn’t have been allowed before. Or maybe this is not about abandonment, but rather is this a story about losing the race with time and energy? Are the owners too old and frail to attend to their home? Are they able to keep up with the small rooms inside? Or is the house empty and at the mercy of the encroaching damp. Interesting questions prompted by but not answered by the photograph. Still even without the answers, the photo contains memories of what once was and an untold story of someone’s grief at its loss.
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