Decrepit old stone buildings are dotted across the South Australian landscape, just like this couple I snapped around Walker Flat.
It made me think about the phrase “wrack and ruin” and I discovered it’s been around for a few hundred years and is often known as “rack and ruin” these days.
Here’s where you can find out more about the history of its usage at Stories behind words
I think these old tumbledown stone cottages lend a sense of history to the landscape, perhaps a story waiting to be told. Because of that I like the use of ‘wrack’ instead of ‘rack’ in this phrase as it invokes that sense of history.
What do you think?