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Abandoned Places : A Photographic Exploration of More Than 100 Worlds We Have Left Behind
by Kieron Connolly




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Children’s schoolbooks left open in a classroom, trees entangled in a rusting Ferris wheel, hulks of ships high and dry, miles from any water – seeing images like these we’re bound to wonder: what happened here? Ranging from the urban aquarium of a flooded shopping mall to majestic shipwrecks, from aircraft graveyards to forgotten railway stations, from leper colonies to radiation zones, Abandoned Places explores 65 fascinating lost worlds from all around the globe. Arranged thematically from industrial to military sites, from ghosts towns to recreational sites, the book explains through extended captions the story of how each place came to be abandoned – natural or chemical disaster, war, economic collapse, changing attitudes and tastes. Often it’s because the world has moved on and these places are no longer of use or interest in the march of progress.

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Children’s schoolbooks left open in a classroom, trees entangled in a rusting Ferris wheel, hulks of ships high and dry, miles from any water – seeing images like these we’re bound to wonder: what happened here? Ranging from the urban aquarium of a flooded shopping mall to majestic shipwrecks, from aircraft graveyards to forgotten railway stations, from leper colonies to radiation zones, Abandoned Places explores 65 fascinating lost worlds from all around the globe. Arranged thematically from industrial to military sites, from ghosts towns to recreational sites, the book explains through extended captions the story of how each place came to be abandoned – natural or chemical disaster, war, economic collapse, changing attitudes and tastes. Often it’s because the world has moved on and these places are no longer of use or interest in the march of progress.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781782743941
  • ISBN-10: 1782743944
  • Publisher: Amber Books
  • Publish Date: August 2016

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