Any advice on how to describe one? I imagine it as a sort of pagan temple, I want to express not only the normal deterioration of a building that has been left neglected but also represent the deterioration of the god itself. In this case my deity is a mother earth Gaia type, so I have described how where once there were flowers growing along the temples walls they have since wilted and died to be replaced by parasitic plants. At a later part the temple collapses in on itself, the problem I am having is explaining how. I have mentioned that large twisted tree roots have forced their way into the building causing the wooden beams to split weakening the structure, is this enough reason? The fact that it collapses is a sign of how man has abandoned the deity so it doesn't have to be too realistic as its a divine action so to speak but I am having difficulty describing it.