TOWERING DELUSIONS - Photo Art Prints of Historic Castles Chateau by Photographer Paul E Williams { 24 images } Created 24 Jun 2021

TOWERING DELUSIONS - A photo art colour landscape series of landmark castles, forts, palaces and chateau that are no longer lived in. An ongoing series started in 2014.

"I am very aware that I am drawn to the past by the places and objects I photograph. Whenever I visit anywhere that has a history, humble of historic, I automatically imagine the people who inhabited those places. In a modern world that does not value the handing down of family tales from generation to generation any more, I am conscious of the empty void growing between people and their ancestors. When I stand before the ruined walls of a great medieval castle or palace I am aware that they represent the shattered dreams and aspirations of those that built them. Of course they are not alive to see that all their dreams of power and fame that drove them to build their towers were based in delusions. Nothing demonstrates the futility of seeking power and wealth than a ruined castle or palace. The sad thing is people are still building castles in the air and are still exploiting others to gain power and wealth. Today the top 1% wealthiest people in the world have the same wealth as the bottom 95%. I guess this would have been familiar to those living at any time in history since the first civilisations started in ancient Mesopotamia. The ruined and empty palaces in this photo series are testaments to the maxim that you can't take it with you and that power and wealth are empty aspirations. It is with this in mind that I offer you my photos of some Towering Delusions from the past. I hope you enjoy". Paul Williams.

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