I mentioned a nice Victorian era sandstone house that was razed recently, having stood derelict for decades, although not apparently vandalised: There goes another old building
There was another house across the road, a cottage that had been occupied and refurbished/modernised over the years, but had for some reason had been wrecked by vandals, and also become abandoned and derelict
This is how it looked then, back in 2014:
It was a while until my wandering carried back there (only a year after the above pic, in 2015, but I completely forgot about it), but when I did see the spot again, it looked like this:
As of now, 2017, this spot is still empty, so the house was just razed to get rid of it, not to make way for a new build (yet?)
I’ve spotted a number of these losses over the years, I now realise that in most of these cases there is some sort of story behind the loss, often some sort of accident, tragedy, or failure in the life of the owner/family.
Not that noticeable as it is not located near the road, this mural on a wall behind a church always strikes me as being reminiscent of the old Soviet murals often seen Russian settlements.
That said, the characters and colours are too ‘soft’ and not as stylised or perhaps aggressive as they would be if they had actually been created in that era. The feeling would have to be a little more Art Deco too, so I’d say that despite the subject, this is just too modern in appearance.