Dit Huis is Bewoond
(This House is Inhabited)
A patina of a ghostliness imbues all abandoned towns with the same melancholy ache; whether they be a stereotypical cowboy western town in the American west or a once-thriving port town in Belgium. Photographer Virginia Mayo's exquisitely composed and lush black and white images capture the decay and destruction of Doel, a port town in Belgium with a dwindling population. The authorities want to raze Doel to rebuild it into something shiny, industrial, and new; but in the meantime, it's a ghost town inhabited by a few lonely souls who stubbornly refuse to leave or to take comfortable apartments elsewhere: they are deeply rooted trees who will not be easily shifted to some other patch of earth. In English and Flemish. $15.99
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