Abandoned buildings are a viewfinder into our heritage and often offer us a story. In this beautifully photographed book, the author has captured Perth’s abandoned places in emotive form: places as dark as time; history forgotten in the folds of the subconscious mind; beauty in decay, a presentation of life open to our personal interpretations.
Abandoned buildings are a viewfinder into our heritage and often offer us a story. With over 140 eye-catching images from places such as eerie old factories, crumbling asylums, untouched country theatres, forgotten homes, all with a small insight into their history, this is a showcase of some amazing locations within a few hours’ drive of Brisbane.
Abandoned Melbourne shows Melbourne vacant, with the CBD’s places and spaces, customarily buzzing, rendered motionless and without life during the 2020 Covid lockdown. Melbournian landscape photographer Gavin John turned his camera and his focus onto vistas of a different nature and reveals downtown Melbourne as it has never been witnessed before.
The ruins of South Australia are barren, isolated time capsules. In this book you inhale these ghostly narratives upon the opening of each creaking door. A diverse, unique and often unexplored region of the ‘Great Land Down Under’, the visual stories presented here are mere footnotes of South Australia’s long and complex history.
The outback, one of the harshest environments in the world, did not stop early settlers from attempting to make a living in the search for gold. Specialised fly-in, fly-out camps have now left once-booming settlements to disappear off the map forever. Erin Jordan’s photographs capture these unique places that have been abandoned and left behind.
What would a school look like if it was designed with mental health in mind? Too many public schools look and feel like prisons, designed out of fear of vandalism and truancy. But we know that nurturing environments are better for learning.
Rediscovering our forgotten heritage No Entry; Dangerous Site Keep Out; Trespassers Will Be Prosecuted: common sights on walls or perimeter fences around many of the worlds abandoned sites. These warnings allude to potential dangers and prove an ineffective deterrent against thieves and vandals. To the urban explorer/photographer these signs ......