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Humans and Nature


We humans have imposed our own patterns on nature everywhere, and used it for our own ends. But where we've simply withdrawn, and left things undisturbed for awhile, nature starts to reclaim our creations; it integrates our structures back into its own cycles of decay and growth.

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Abandoned cabin

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Railroad switch

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Grave in southern France

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Old pier 1

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Angel face gravestone

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Slough with old posts

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Mushroom power

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Dump by SF Bay 1

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Concrete & Steel 1

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Closed nursery 1

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Rope in tree

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Mossy gravestone

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Concrete & Steel 2

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Old pier 2

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Old pier 3

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Old pier 4

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Moss in marble crack

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Closed nursery 2

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Astroturf and moss

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Concrete & Steel 3

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Lichens on gravestone

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Closed nursery 3

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Old fence in heather

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Dump by SF Bay 2

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Pipes & Valves

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Dump by SF Bay 3

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Old pier 5

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Dump by SF Bay 4

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Old truck with lichens

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Old pier 6

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Old pier 7

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Old pier 8

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Rusty metal and lichens

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Tire garden

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Old light socket

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Dock fragment

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Mossy concrete blocks

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Boot with moss and lichens

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Off-road snails

 

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Old mining machinery at Jawbone Flats,
Opal Creek, Oregon
(multiple images)

 

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