08 November 2009

Palimpsest — palace wall, Gujarat

Old palace wall
What cyclones and earthquakes have left unfinished, time gradually completes. But as the old palace inches towards ruin, traces of the past emerge. The owner wants to turn the palace into a centre for the study and practice of restoration. Perhaps parts will be left like this — not so much unrestored, but a tangible record of its history, its ruins a record of its moments.


 All content © 2009 Pete McGregor

7 comments:

the watercats said...

Looks perfect to me :-)

Zhoen said...

Metamorphosis, in process.

Barbara said...

I agree with watercats. Plus, I have a rather tactile response to this ... very cool.

Lesley said...

I love the way you've pivoted on your photoblog's title, Pete.

I wonder if there's another palimpsest below the palimpsest?

pohanginapete said...

Thanks everyone — apologies for the delay in responding and the absence of a post the last couple of days. With luck the pressure should be off now and I can enjoy the blogging again :^)

Michael said...

That's my kind of wall.

pohanginapete said...

Michael, I can see you being arrested by those shadows and colours and hints of history.