Forgotten Places – Europe

Bedroom on the servant's floor
Belgium

Bedroom on the servant’s floor
Belgium

 

Artist Ineke Kamps is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  From project ‘Abandonment’.  To see Ineke’s  body of work click on any image.

 

Closet in a bedroom in Luxembourg

Closet in a bedroom
Luxembourg

 

A mannequin in a bedroom Belgium

Mannequin in a bedroom
Belgium

 

Washing room Luxembourg

Washing room
Luxembourg

 

“Stepping into an abandoned house, you open the doors carefully and wander from room to room. The wallpaper is peeling, the bed unmade, the paperwork is still on the table, the sewing machine reminds you of a long vanished seamstress. Like in the world of Sleeping Beauty, everything seems to have been slumbering for a hundred years. Inside it is dusk, and through the windows the outside light shines in. Softly it touches the dust-laden items as if to kiss them awake.
Wondering about someone’s story, someone you never knew, entering a life’s history. Outside, life hurries on — inside it’s quiet. For a while you are lifted from your own reality, you’re an  eyewitness to a time that has passed.

 

In watching, there’s only the moment. You are both an outsider and a participant. As an outsider, you’re curious, you explore and question. As you become a participant, you get connected with the things you that you’ve seen. You gain a new apprehension of the past, and all things acquire an innovative, transcendent meaning.”

 

A windowsill in a house Belgium

Windowsill in a house
Belgium

 

Attic Luxembourg

Attic
Luxembourg

 

Kitchen Belgium

Kitchen
Belgium

 

Mantelpiece in a house France

Mantelpiece in a house
France

 

Psychiatric hospital England

Psychiatric hospital
England

 

Reading table in a bedroom Belgium

Reading table in a bedroom
Belgium

 

Window of a mansion Belgium

Window of a mansion
Belgium

 

See also:

Paintings –  Abandoned Walls

By Ineke Kamps

 


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