I've been collecting old abandoned photos ever since I wandered into a stuffed closet kind of second hand shop on the top of Paddington Hill in Brisbane, 2001. I don't know why they intrigue me, some of them I buy to say "Ha! You didn't invent the wheel! They've been doing windows like that since 1840!", or for the inscriptions on the back (I often buy books for amazing inscriptions/dedications too- but thats another project), or just for a little snippet of some kind of beautiful history that I know nothing of.

I'm starting to collate them, here are the first few.

x S


Jen said...


these are very good finds.

you remind me of how much I do like such beautiful material things and oddities.