During the last week I noticed the demolition of a beach-side residence begin and thought that it might make for some interesting images.

There was only a small crew so I knew it would take a few days. When the rain finally stopped and under cover of darkness I entered the demolition site to witness the end.

Once this place was a family's pride and joy, recently a graffitied squatters camp and now a broken shell open to the night's sky. Tomorrow there will only be a pile of rubble and in a few days it will be erased to make way for imagination and creativity to fill the emptied space with something wonderful.

Alas I am dreaming to believe that it will be replaced with anything more creative than another me too twin strata. I witnessed the end and will witness a new beginning.

Photo: Robert Rath, '366 Days of 2012, Day 230 - Witness'. 2-8-30s f/5.0 ISO3200 15mm hdr

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