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I love and so look for structures with character. Structures don't necessarily have character at the artist's concept or even when built. They have style and form in their begining. But character comes with time. It comes through surviving use and in many cases abuse. Not only from the people it was designed to serve but nature as well. From the time the construction foreman says "We're done" and hands over the keys, a structure is under attack. Every form of attack leaves its signature on the structure, adding a new piece to the structure's story and of course, character. The architects and builders put all their knowledge and skill into creating a structure that would stand for ages. But the structure is created from materials collected from nature and nature wants them back. Structures with character display the scars of this epic battle of resisting a return to the raw materials it came from. I see this as a reflection of our own resistance to returning to what we were. In our mind we've come so far, we've learned so much there's no reason to go back. But, in the end, our bodies, wearing the proof of all our battles, all of our character, release our souls and like the structures we've created, return to nature. It's not pointless, I see beauty in the struggle. Our structures are a record of our own progress; caves, mud huts, stick huts, stone huts, to using every material we can dig up and modify. We study the story of past structures with the hopes of learning how to make one last longer. In the same token we read the stories of those with the greatest character before us in hopes of learning how to be the best we can be. In the end, each of our creations should be an improvement on previous creations, whether it be our structures or peoples.

Christopher Holmes - Over Under the Stairs - BW
 

Over Under the Stairs - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Over Under the Stairs
 

Over Under the Stairs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Back Lot - BW
 

Back Lot - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Back Lot
 

Back Lot by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Enough Windows - BW
 

Enough Windows - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Enough Windows
 

Enough Windows by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Door Ajar
 

Door Ajar by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Retired Garage
 

Retired Garage by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Closed
 

Closed by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Crusty Cafe
 

Crusty Cafe' by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Cabin Window
 

Cabin Window by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Little Birdhouse
 

Little Birdhouse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - No Muggles
 

No Muggles by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Chimneys - BW
 

Chimneys - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Chimneys
 

Chimneys by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Staff Only - BW
 

Staff Only - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Staff Only
 

Staff Only by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Alley - BW
 

Alley - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - J. P. Donnelly House Dressed for Christmas
 

J. P. Donnelly House Dressed for Christmas by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Lonely Alley
 

Lonely Alley by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20130929-DSC02233-2
 

20130929-DSC02233-2 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20130929-DSC02233
 

20130929-DSC02233 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weathered
 

Weathered by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - An Aged Balcony
 

An Aged Balcony by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - To The Courtyard
 

To The Courtyard by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - To The Courtyard - BW
 

To The Courtyard - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Weathered Shop
 

Weathered Shop by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - 20121130_DSC01611_PNT
 

20121130_DSC01611_PNT by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Donnelly 1922
 

Donnelly 1922 by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Yellow Cover
 

A Yellow Cover by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - A Crooked Little Barn
 

A Crooked Little Barn by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Peeling
 

Peeling by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Second Empire
 

Second Empire by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Call Me
 

Call Me by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Governor
 

Governor's Palace by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Bruton Parish Church
 

Bruton Parish Church by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Brick Face
 

Brick Face by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Simple Country Church
 

Simple Country Church by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Simple Country Church - BW
 

Simple Country Church - BW by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ponce Inlet Lighthouse
 

Ponce Inlet Lighthouse by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mason Street School
 

Mason Street School by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ornate Entrance
 

Ornate Entrance by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Mail Slot
 

Mail Slot by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Six Arched Windows
 

Six Arched Windows by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Tours And Souvenirs
 

Tours And Souvenirs by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Pink Closet
 

Pink Closet by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Water Wheel
 

Water Wheel by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Missing Bricks
 

Missing Bricks by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Charleston Alley
 

Charleston Alley by Christopher Holmes

Christopher Holmes - Ring The Bell
 

Ring The Bell by Christopher Holmes

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