Between Darkness and Light

The shadow is that place between darkness and light.

00054_09, Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia, 1999, CAMBODIA-10049NF. Shadow Play. Untold_book retouched_Sonny Fabbri 09/08/2015
Preah Khan, Angkor, Cambodia

We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows,
the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates…
Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty.
–  Junichiro Tanizaki

Kampala, Uganda
Kampala, Uganda

The loveliest things in life are but shadows, and they come and go, and
change and fade away…”
– Charles Dickens

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Angkor, Cambodia

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow.
– T. S. Eliot

Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan
Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan

A shadow on the wall
boughs stirred by the noonday wind
that’s enough earth
and for the eye
enough celestial participation.
– Gottfried Benn
Translated from The German by Michael Hofmann

New York City, USA
New York City, USA
Afghanistan
Afghanistan

I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.
– Sylvia Plath

Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Jalalabad, Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Kandahar, Afghanistan

The Sun never knew how wonderful it was
until it fell on the wall of a building.
– Louis Kahn, Architect
quoted in forward of In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki

Mali
Mali
Rijeka, Croatia
Rijeka, Croatia

There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re
absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.
– Jo Walton

Vietnam
Vietnam

Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form.
The forms of bodies could not be understood in detail but for shadow.
– Leonardo da Vinci

Philippines
Philippines
Muscat, Oman
Muscat, Oman