Ruins, A Photograph of Advancement

It seems, in fact, that the more advanced a society is, the greater will be its interest in ruined things, for it will see in them a redemptively sobering reminder of the fragility of its own achievements. Ruins pose a direct challenge to our concern with power and rank, with bustle and fame. They puncture the inflated folly of our exhaustive and frenetic pursuit of wealth.”
– Alain de Botton
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2 thoughts on “Ruins, A Photograph of Advancement

  1. I didn’t get the connection between the caption and the photograph until I read the quote by de Botton then it made perfect sense. Nice work.
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    • Why thank you. It makes me wonder also if that isn’t why we as humans have such a fascination with ancient ruins – so as to see the fall of advancement in a way. And also to know it’s not the end of the world when it does fall.

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