Broken Houses

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Broken Houses

A SoFoBoMo project by Jamie Lawrence

‘Broken Houses’ On a previous visit to the West coast of Co. Clare, I noticed the relatively high number of abandoned houses. This is their story, told in pictures

Broken Houses The abandoned houses of the West coast of Co. Clare

Dedication To Hilary for patience above-the-call-of-duty when every trip on our holiday had to involve frequent photographic excursions; and to Nonie for coming up with the title, even if she does think Daddy was “fixing the broken houses�

Introduction On a previous visit to Co. Clare, I was struck by the number of derelict houses. I’ve attempted to tell the story of these houses through this photobook. At the outset I decided that each image would not be a photographic masterpiece - instead I want the book as a whole to evoke your imagination of what these houses were like at their prime and how they sit in their current environment. The houses range from the ruins of ancient dwellings, to castles and forts, abandoned cottages and farmhouses and even the half-built victims of our recent housing bubble. In other areas of the country, these properties might have been redeveloped but in Clare it seems the properties simply fall into disrepair. Like all stories, I've chosen to focus on a narrow aspect. I've excluded all the beauty and culture of this area so this book shouldn't be taken as truly representative of the West Clare coast. Also, I’m not a historian, so please don’t take my rough ordering too seriously :)

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Broken Houses Š Jamie Lawrence, 2010

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