‘the poetry of abandoned hotels’

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‘I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.

I believe in my own obsessions, in the beauty of the car crash, in the peace of the submerged forest, in the excitements of the deserted holiday beach, in the elegance of automobile graveyards, in the mystery of multi-storey car parks, in the poetry of abandoned hotels.

I believe in the forgotten runways of Wake Island, pointing towards the Pacifics of our imaginations…’

What I Believe by J.G. Ballard.

Image: Nashville, 1963 — Lee Friedlander (via oliviasparrow.tumblr.com)

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2 Responses to ‘the poetry of abandoned hotels’

  1. Love what I’ve read so far. Do you have a follow by email button?

  2. thank you sir, I’ve just added an option for that on the right hand side. to be honest I barely know what year it is, let alone how wordpress works but maybe it’s there somewhere. thanks again for your kind words.

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