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"Time's Unforgiving Touch: A Journey through Ruins" The Beach at Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland: Nature's relentless waves have eroded the once vibrant shoreline

Background imageRuined Collection: The Beach at Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland

The Beach at Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland
The Beach at Ballybunion, County Kerry, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageRuined Collection: Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala

Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala
Santa Catalins Arch or Arco de Santa Catalina is probably the most iconic place in Antigua Guatemala, it was was built in 1693 - 1694 to allow nuns to cross the street without being seen

Background imageRuined Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageRuined Collection: St. Andrews Castle and West Sands from St. Rules Tower at St. Andrews Cathedral, St

St. Andrews Castle and West Sands from St. Rules Tower at St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Yorkshire, England. King Edwin built a small church here c. 630. St. Hilda founded a monastery in 656. The present ruined Norman Abbey was built circa 1222. Date: founded circa 656

Background imageRuined Collection: Pennard Castle, overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Pennard Castle, overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Polish anti-war poster -- Nie

Polish anti-war poster -- Nie
Polish anti-war poster of a ruined city in the silhouette of a falling bomb, with the single word Nie (No)

Background imageRuined Collection: The Bathing Pool. Creator: Hubert Robert

The Bathing Pool. Creator: Hubert Robert
The Bathing Pool

Background imageRuined Collection: UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

UK, England, Dorset, Corfe Castle and station on the Swanage Railway

Background imageRuined Collection: Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Ruins of Wheal Coates Tin Mine engine house, near St Agnes, Cornwall, England

Background imageRuined Collection: The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania

The Cross Bearers, WW1 battlefield by Matania
British soldiers on a devastated battlefield rescuing a figure of Jesus Christ and his cross from a ruined church. Date: 1918

Background imageRuined Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageRuined Collection: Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations

Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations
Achaemenid archaeological site, Propylon, Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fars Province, Iran, Middle East

Background imageRuined Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageRuined Collection: UK, England, Northumberland, Embleton Bay, Embleton Bay Beach, Dunstanburgh Castle

UK, England, Northumberland, Embleton Bay, Embleton Bay Beach, Dunstanburgh Castle

Background imageRuined Collection: Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Whitby Abbey (Benedictine), in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageRuined Collection: Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds, West Yorkshire

Kirkstall Abbey, near Leeds, West Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey (Cistercian), near Leeds, West Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageRuined Collection: Castillo, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, near San Ignacio, Belize, Central America

Castillo, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, near San Ignacio, Belize, Central America

Background imageRuined Collection: The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland

The Easter Rising - Dublin, Ireland
The Easter Rising also known as the Easter (or Irish ) Rebellion and referred to erroneously in some contemporary British reports as the Sinn Fein Rebellion - an armed insurrection staged in Ireland

Background imageRuined Collection: Looking across Embleton Bay at sunrise towards the silhouetted ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in

Looking across Embleton Bay at sunrise towards the silhouetted ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance and the vivid colours in the sky reflecting in the sea and wet sand, Embleton

Background imageRuined Collection: The New Zealander, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré

The New Zealander, 1872. Creator: Gustave Doré
The New Zealander, 1872. A figure sits on the banks of the River Thames contemplating the downfall of the city. From, " LONDON. A Pilgrimage" by Gustave Dore and Blanchard Jerrold

Background imageRuined Collection: Ruins of Brambletye House, near East Grinstead, Sussex

Ruins of Brambletye House, near East Grinstead, Sussex
Ruins of Brambletye House, near Forest Row and East Grinstead, Sussex, dating back to the early 17th century. Date: 1809

Background imageRuined Collection: Tintern Abbey, Wales, United Kingdom

Tintern Abbey, Wales, United Kingdom
Tintern Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Tyndyrn) was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9 May 1131.It is situated in the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire

Background imageRuined Collection: Cape Romano sunken domes

Cape Romano sunken domes
sunrise over the sunken domes of Cape Romano. Once a vacation residence but two Hurricanes destroyed the island and so these abandoned buildings slowly wandered into the Gulf of Mexico

Background imageRuined Collection: British trooper meets French woman on the road to Lille, WW1

British trooper meets French woman on the road to Lille, WW1
A poignant scene captured by the Sphere magazines special artist, Fortunino Matania showing a British trooper riding through a devastated French landscape and stopping to speak to a French woman

Background imageRuined Collection: Ruins of early Bronze Age house, about 3500 years old, Grimspound, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Ruins of early Bronze Age house, about 3500 years old, Grimspound, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Ruins of King Kassapas Palace in front of the view from of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock)

Ruins of King Kassapas Palace in front of the view from of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia

Background imageRuined Collection: Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Wales, U. K

Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Wales, U. K
Ogmore Castle, Bridgend, Wales, U.K

Background imageRuined Collection: Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle
The ruins of Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, England, first referred to by chroniclers in 1138, but parts of the gatehouse keep appear to be late 11th century

Background imageRuined Collection: Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands

Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands, with a statue of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, on the right. Date: 1905

Background imageRuined Collection: Llama in Machu Picchu, Cusco Region, Peru, South America

Llama in Machu Picchu, Cusco Region, Peru, South America

Background imageRuined Collection: Bolton Priory, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire

Bolton Priory, Wharfedale, North Yorkshire
View of the ruins of Bolton Priory (Augustinian), in Wharfedale, North Yorkshire. Date: 1882

Background imageRuined Collection: Aerial view of Angkor wat, Cambodia

Aerial view of Angkor wat, Cambodia
Ankor Wat, Cambodia

Background imageRuined Collection: Stone head and face at Bayon Khmer Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Stone head and face at Bayon Khmer Temple, Angkor Thom, Cambodia
Stone face in the ruins of the Bayon Khmer Temple, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageRuined Collection: Small theatre of Ancient Epidaurus (Epidavros), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe

Small theatre of Ancient Epidaurus (Epidavros), Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Dunseverick Castle near the Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland

Dunseverick Castle near the Giants Causeway, County Antrim, Ulster, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Treasury lit by candles at night, Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Treasury lit by candles at night, Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageRuined Collection: Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Tintern Abbey, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Greece, Delphi, archaeological site, Ruins of Temple of Apollo

Greece, Delphi, archaeological site, Ruins of Temple of Apollo
Greece - Delphi, archaeological site (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1987). Ruins of the Temple of Apollo

Background imageRuined Collection: Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR

House to house fighting in Stalingrad, USSR
House to house fighting during the bitter battle amongst the ruins of the battered city of Stalingrad (Volgograd), USSR

Background imageRuined Collection: View of a folly in Roundhay Park (albumen print)

View of a folly in Roundhay Park (albumen print)
5043510 View of a folly in Roundhay Park (albumen print) by Wormald, Edward (fl.1858-88); 27.9x21 cm; Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Leeds City Museum) UK; (add.info.: Roundhay Park)

Background imageRuined Collection: T wo of 216 smiling sandstone faces at 12th century Bayon, King Jayavarman VII s

T wo of 216 smiling sandstone faces at 12th century Bayon, King Jayavarman VII s
T wo of 216 smiling sandstone faces at 12th century Bayon, King Jayavarman VIIs last temple in Angkor Thom, Angkor, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Siem Reap, Cambodia, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageRuined Collection: Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Llansteffan Castle, Carmarthenshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRuined Collection: Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire

Ramsey Abbey, Cambridgeshire
The ruins of the Benedictine Abbey of Ramsey, formerly in Huntingdonshire but now in Cambridgeshire. Date: circa 1770

Background imageRuined Collection: Lindisfarne - Holy Island

Lindisfarne - Holy Island
The ancient, ruined Priory at Lindisfarne, or Holy Island in Northumberland. In the distance is the Castle standing on its whinstone crag



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"Time's Unforgiving Touch: A Journey through Ruins" The Beach at Ballybunion, County Kerry, Ireland: Nature's relentless waves have eroded the once vibrant shoreline, leaving behind a hauntingly beautiful scene tranquility. Dunnottar Castle outside of Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland: Standing proudly atop rugged cliffs, this ancient castle bears witness to centuries of battles and storms that have left it in magnificent ruin. Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2: A stark reminder of the devastating impact war can have on communities; these ruins stand as a testament to resilience and rebuilding. Pennard Castle overlooking Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales: Perched majestically on a hillside with breathtaking views over the bay below lies the crumbling remains of Pennard Castle – a silent witness to bygone times. Polish anti-war poster -- Nie: A powerful message captured in art form; this poster serves as a poignant reminder that even amidst destruction and chaos, resistance against war endures. The Bathing Pool by Hubert Robert: In this painting from centuries past lies an enchanting depiction of an abandoned bathing pool - its grandeur now lost but its allure forever preserved on canvas. Castillo Xunantunich Mayan Ruins near San Ignacio Belize: Step back in time among these awe-inspiring Mayan ruins where nature has intertwined itself with human history creating an ethereal landscape frozen in time. Bomb damage in Kilgour Road SE London WW2: The scars etched into these buildings bear witness to the horrors endured during World War II - reminders that strength can be found even amidst devastation. Embleton Bay Beach and Dunstanburgh Castle Northumberland England: As waves crash upon the shore beneath towering ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle, a sense of mystery and wonder fills the air.