A look trough a window often will be associated with positive emotions, brightness, optimistic prospects and the presence of human life.

The following views show the opposite side. They appear like melancholic and apocalyptic paintings placed on dark walls to afford a look back in time onto abandoned places where people once lived for a long time before they were forced to leave by different reasons: war, social changes, governmental carination or economical interest.

Those places tell their own stories of forced displacement in a discrete and quiet way.

© Christian A. Werner, 2011-16