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The Sad Poem of a Dead Stair by x-horizon The Sad Poem of a Dead Stair by x-horizon
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So many stairs I went...


As promised I will share some photos from the old italian industrial complex. The rooms and halls reminded me alot of cold war times. The place was so big with many rooms and stairways - I could have spend hours looking after great sceneries. So this is one of the results :)

Please note that this photo represents this location pretty closely. Only contrast (+14) and sharpness has been adjusted afterwards. Captured with an external Vivitar Flash.

Thanks for your awesome support! I hope you enjoy this one?

more to come...
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swaroop1947 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
SO NICE!!!
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Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
VERY awesome composition!
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biscia Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Not so much the picture (which i like very much)but the title you gave it, and the location, remind me of a poem from the italian poet Eugenio Montale. 

Your arm in mine, I've descended a million stairs at least.
And now that you're not here, a void yawns at every step.
Even so our long journey was brief.
I'm still en route, with no further need
of reservations, connections, ruses,
the constant contempt of those who think reality 
is what one sees.
I’ve descended millions of stairs giving you my arm,
not of course because four eyes see better. 
I went downstairs with you because I knew
the only real eyes, however darkened,
belonged to you.




Eugenio Montale, Satura 1962-1970, Xenia
translated by William Arrowsmith 

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BarbaraGSmith Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Like!��
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animeiseveything Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
1. To yourself, say the name of the only guy or girl you wanna be with 3 times!


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2. Think of something you wanna accomplish within the next week and
say it to your self 6 times!!


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3. If you had 1 wish what would it be? say it to yourself 9 times!!!


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4. Think of something that you want to happen between you and that
1special person and say it to your self 12 times!!!


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5. Now, heres the hard part! Pick only 1 of these wishes and as you
scroll down focus and concentrate on it and think on nothing else but
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Now make one last & final wish about that one wish that you picked.







After reading this, you have 1 hour to send it out to 15 people, and
what you wished for will come true within in one week!







u only get one chance!!!!! Now scroll down and think of your
crush!!!



























































Keep going

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Did you think of your crush? I hope so, that was your last chance. Now
pay very close attention this important message!



Sorry but once read, must be sent. Yes, this is one of those kinda
chain letters that everyone hates. This one has been going since 1864
and if you break this chain, you will pay!!!!!! Remember that
after hearing these stories.


First Example:


Take Barbra Wallace .. She was a pretty lucky girl, up till she got
this same chain letter. She had a crush on th e same kid since
kindergarden. when she got this mail she didn't pay any attention to
it. She just thought, no big deal. And deleted it. The next day her
dad got fired and her mom dies in a car crash. If she would have sent
the letter none of that would have happened and her mom would be
alive.


Second Example:


Try Freddie D. Now Freddie D. was your average nerd. Had glasses, was
short and chubby, was in gifted. All the signs of
your total dork. He also received this letter and sent it to 51
people in the hour. Now, like Barbra , he had a crush on a girl since
3rd grade. The next day after sending the chain the girl confessed her
love for him ever since 3rd grade. Freddie D. finally had the courage
to ask
her out, and of course, she had been waiting to yes to that for years.
They grew up and
married each other to live happily forever.


Third Example:

Now if you couldn't relate to the others, this'll get ya hooked.
Listen to this. A kid named Jordan Johnson was just getting on AOL to
check his mail. He was a quiet kid, not that popular but not a geek
either. he was just normal. He saw he had mail from his friend. It was
this exact letter. Now Jordan Johnsen was a smart kid and he knew what
could happen if he didnt pass it on. He simply pulled a few friends
from his buddy list and sent it along. The next day, about that same
time, he got a phone call. It said he had won the lottery!
then his dad came home and bought him a new bike! His mom bought him
Nintendo64 and play station! His grandmother sent him a new computer,
and his best friend
gave him tickets to the concert he wanted to go to, Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit!
Then he inherited a brand-new tv from his aunt! He was goin' wild! the
next day his secret crush asked him out, and they have been going out
ever since.


Now, you heard the stories. I know which person i'd rather
be, but thats up to you. I wouldn't wanna end up like Barbra but thats
only me. We all want what we cant have but now's ur chance to go out
withthat special somebody ur waiting for. Take it or leave it. If you
send this to-



1 person- you will lose all luck in ur love life..... forever!!!!!


10 people- your crush will say they like you as a friend...... ONLY!!!!!



15 people- your crush will say they like you



20 people- your crush will ask you out!



25 people- your crush will kiss you!!



30 people - Your crush will fall in love with you



35 people or more- All of the above!!



Don't blow it, it's ur
chance to shine! Have everything u wanted, and more! Now, complaining
cus u dont have any
friends. Well theres an answer 4 everything. It's simple, just go in a
chat room, pick some names and send away! but here's the catch.....
you only have 1 hour
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ASSASSIN49 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental
hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the
staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so
they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
a Monday night at 12:00 a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you
and watching you bleed to death. Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and
she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in you
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Checaskey Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
absolutely gorgeous!
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Vaerijach Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Not everyone can seek the beauty in ruined things. It's good to see this.
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RagePX Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
+++!! Love the lightset!
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lynncandy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a nice piece. I love the staircase.
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Hawkins08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shit. Can't believe you only touched contrast and sharpness
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Nezereth Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Great composition
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dlambeaut Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't add anything unsaid 'bout this.

ĦBravo!
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NathanCsonkaPhoto Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
LOVE this!!
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BlueMoonScorpio Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It looks like something out of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
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NotesFromMrKangaroo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So Amazing. Makes me think, what all happened on those stairs?
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xXSpiritualArtistXx Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! There is definitely a story here that needs to be written. Just one photo and suddenly I wanna write a thousand-page story! Amazing things~
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klugeKrake Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Photographer
This picture is awesome, It creates a really cool mood
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ztv117ztv Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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T0113k Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW is this an HDR?

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Warr3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Is it ok for you if I use this as reference to draw?
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rainbowpie83 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Every time I look at it, I expect something to pop out.
Brilliant. :)
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judiroo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
For some reason this makes me think of the play 'Historia de Una Escalera' (History/Story of a Staircase) by Buero Vallejo. But the best thing about this photo is that it makes me want to learn more about the history of the building. Very nice.
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Callie-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very spooky :D reminds me of somewhere I went lol
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auroraTerra Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The photot has a pretty eerie tone, but I still think this is a great photo! Excellent job!
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777wolf Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Writer
I was epecting to shit brix.
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Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like it. The atmosphere is somehow a little bit frightening, but also really beautiful. :D
It's kind of funny, somehow the window looks kinds displaced. XD lol
But I relly like that photo. *O*
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WidowOnWhite Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
beautifull
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dekoyc Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
very god bro
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biscuit13 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sad? beautiful!! ;)
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starwingcorona Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Under your weight they moan and creak
Be they ash or be they teak
Your hands grip tight upon its railing
In fear of your balance ever failing

And if your fears are met one morn
You will know that you were warned
When you tumble like a cog
Then you will see I told you dog


Sorry for the impromptu poetry, industrial architecture always kinda strikes a chord with me and I couldn't help myself. It really feels like being part of another world, one that is not part of the natural world but the realm of mankind's vision standing on its own. In a way so cold and unfeeling and in another so live with its own visible history that it takes on its creates its own surreal environment that for a moment turns your reality into its own.
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The9Architect Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry , Whats the program in Edit ??
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xX-DeLaney-Xx Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this!
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jarvarro Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
What is with this guys comment, I've seen it on the last 10 images I viewed.

Love the picture
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