Or perhaps these houses are very much alive as secret histories, waiting to be read?
(The following is one of the most intriguing introductions to a new novel that we have seen…)
“Author Ransom Riggs wanted to make sure the setting for his upcoming novel was true to life, so he travelled to Europe to find the kind of houses that were described in the pages of his book. When he stepped into these abandoned homes, he discovered something he never expected to see. Some of these homes, empty for decades, were completely undisturbed. If not for the thick dust coating everything, it’d be as if they were still lived in. Trinkets from a time long past littered the inside.
Riggs teamed up with urban explorer/photographer Martino Zegwaard to photograph and document the inside of these homes. His intention was to show that these homes aren’t rotting wastes of space, they’re visual histories of the people who lived there…”
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