AP LIT - BY HAROLD PINTER (play) In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers. Harold Pinter gradually exposes the inner strains and fear of his characters, alternating hilarity and character to create and almost unbearable edge of tension.
The Peacock Room at Castello di Sammezzano in Reggello, Tuscany, Italy. Atop a hill in a Tuscan oak tree grove, you’ll find the abandoned Sammezzano Castle. The derelict building, built in 1605 with funds from Spanish nobility, features intricate Moorish designs and a breathtaking assortment of patterns and colors. Inside, the words “Non Plus Ultra” — meaning “nothing further beyond” in Latin — stands out above an archway.
There are some "ante bellum" (which means in the slavery days) plantation houses on this page that can rot for all I care, but there are also some expertly crafted buildings like they don't build anymore. So SAD to see them in decay. | 70 Abandoned Old Buildings