Psychological insight, character arcs, & time weaving .Jess Walter's magnificently delivers a beautiful, masterful story.

Beautiful Ruins

"He hadn't wanted s tennis court. He had wanted a painting of a tennis court" Beautiful Ruins : Jess Walter GREAT summer read - great anytime read!

"With Facebook and Twitter, we're all our own little publicists in a way. And the thing we think of as Hollywood is this kind of studio system, this thing that is sort of fractured and not what it was. The novel is full of shots at the vacuous banalities Hollywood turns out. Hollywood is like a giant mirror, I think, and I used it that way in the book, reflecting characters back to themselves."

On the Big Screen

Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter: One of the best books I've read in a while! Several people's live, past and present, woven into a love story.

Ancient ruins (maybe have some scattered around edge of surface, also a possible style reference.

Maybe over time, and after many rains, a stream was rerouted through the old temple ruins. It would probably be where the Impions would get their drinking water from to. It would be pretty convenient since they live in the ruins.

The Jumièges Abbey, one of the most beautiful ruins in France, was pillaged and burnt to ground by the Vikings in the 9th century. Not an ancient ruin, but still beautiful.

The Jumièges Abbey, one of the most beautiful ruins in France, was pillaged and burnt to ground by the Vikings in the century. Not an ancient ruin, but still beautiful.

mayan ruins. tulum mexico.

Mayan Ruins in Tulum, Mexico. Sadly it rained and rained during our visit to the ruins.still a beautiful spot!

Here's our guide to visiting the historic and hauntingly beautiful ruins of Masada, Israel.

A Guide to Masada, The Most Beautiful Ruins in Israel

Jumieges abbey ruins in Normandy, France near Rouen. Victor Hugo called them "the most beautiful ruins in France." I totally agree. | www.PenLensPaintbrush.com

Jumieges abbey ruins near Rouen. Victor Hugo (Writer of Les Miserables) called them "the most beautiful ruins in France"

Nature reclaims the space

An entry from Emilialua

Beautiful ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Fife, Scotland

Scotland Road Trip Itinerary - Where to Go from East to West

Ireland isn’t famous for its mega cities, but what it lacks in major metropolises, it makes up for with an abundance of sweet, picturesque towns. The Emerald Isle swaps densely-packed skyscrapers for rows of colorful houses, beautiful ruins, castles, monasteries, atmospheric pubs, and mountain backdrops. So the next time you stray from Dublin, consider these eight idyllic small towns in Ireland.

The Most Picturesque Small Towns in Ireland

The next time you stray from Dublin, consider these eight idyllic small towns in Ireland.

HACIENDA DE CORTES Restaurant and Hotel • Cuernavaca, Morelos, MEXICO • This is a wonderful place surrounded by hundreds of trees, offering traditional and modern Mexican cuisine cooked with fresh ingredients from their own farm. Once a sugar mill in the 1500s, the grounds are now ruins around which the place is built. •  777 315 8844 • www.hotelhaciendadecortes.com.mx

Hacienda de Cortes, Cuernavaca -One of the coolest buildings I've ever seen. It's now a hotel & restaurant. If I ever go back, I'm staying here.

Beautiful ruins

Enjoy these 32 “Creepy Abandoned Windows and Doors”. It’s no wonder we find these broken windows and doors creepy yet compelling.

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