Sunday, February 6, 2011

Nightmares in the Sky

When I was young I loved books of photography.  Beautiful Death was one of my favorite books and Nightmares in the Sky was another one of my favorite books.  Nightmares in the Sky was a collection of photographs from various cities.  The photographs were of the small architectural details most people walk by without even noticing.  They are everywhere in cities.  They hide behind corners and in shadows and the average resident and tourist fails to even see them tucked away neatly in the corners of buildings.   Of course, the book focused on the gargoyles and dragons that lurk above pedestrians gazing out with hungry, stone eyes.  

Part of my passion for finding haunted places comes from my love of architecture and the art of the building.   I find these little details to be some of the most beautiful things in the world.  I can spend entire days wandering cities staring at the corner of an unknown building and photographing the strange monsters that sit forgotten on a ledge.   These photographs represent a small portion of my collection of  the nightmares I have seen in the sky, watching the world pass them by with shadowy eyes.  Not all of these are scary, but they are all haunting in their own way.  These pictures were taken in Chicago, New York, and Paris.






6 comments:

Pam Morris said...

great shots, jessica. I have both those books, too. you have excellent taste, my dear! :)

Adsila said...

Those are very cool... I will pay more attention to them as I walk by.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

oh my gosh! i forgot i had nightmares in the sky. i love that book. once we move into the house and unpack i'll be sure to look through it again. it's been awhile.

laughingwolf said...

yup, we are all too 'busy' and absorbed in our own day-to-day lives to pay much attention to the amazing things around us, made by both man and mother nature....

Courtney Mroch said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!! This was such a neat post to learn part of where your love of haunted places comes from but also to see that you appreciate the finer things in life...like the little details most of us miss. Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing the view of the world thru your eyes like this!

Bandhura said...

Beautiful shots! I too love an old building and architecture. They just don't "make 'em" like they use too! Notre Dame in Paris was AMAZING! I can't wait to go back and take some "serious" pictures! LOL

Thanks for stopping by Jessica! I appreciate your support!

Tara