Tod Brilliant ||  Photography

on im/permanence

Istanbul 2011.

If you’ve been, you’ll likely recognize this tilting wreck. In a city littered with more antiquity per footfall than any other, somehow this modern ruin is as arresting as any other. Yards away stand buildings that have half born witness to a half millennium of human folly while she survived less than fifty.

There’s a lesson about im/permanence in here but I’m not in a place to plumb for it. I’ll say only that we humans take an awful lot for granted.

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