Aald Hooses

It was a lovely afternoon, so we went on a peerie explore…

I love the colours of decay in these old croft houses.  And I’m always amazed by how quickly an uninhabited house begins to disintegrate.

There’s a sadness here.  Within living memory these houses were homes, and all the minutiae of people’s lives were being played out every day.  There’s a fear here; that a way of life is being lost.  That we forget.

And yet, it’s so beautiful.

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And at the end of it all, when the earth and wind have reclaimed their portion, we’re left with the walls and gable-ends of the old dry-stone buildings.  And they seem impermeable and strong and forever.

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