Pictures of Urban Decay (via @DMailNews, HT: @Tara_Moss)

It's not all writing advice, pushing anti-copyright agendas or posting silly comics here at the Literarium Blog: sometimes I find some story-inspiring stuff too. The awesome Tara Moss reposted this and I couldn't help but link to it here. Also, the responsible artist is Dutch, so that makes it even more important. (NB: I am Dutch, hence the self-aggrandisement).

[Photographer Niki Feijen's] Disciple of Decay series features abandoned family homes that must once have been filled with conversation and laughter, but now house only the crumbling belongings of their former occupants.

One picture shows a bedroom that remains almost exactly as it was left, from the paintings hanging on the walls, to a television on a chest of drawers and a lace covering on the dressing table.

Another reveals a darkened living room with ornaments lining a sideboard, and a pair of shoes resting on the floor in front of an empty armchair.

The photos are great, and incredibly evocative. There are so many potential stories here, so click through to have a look at the photography: