December 2011Monthly Archives
In Lynne Collins’ stunning photo montages, abandoned spaces are shown in a way they’ve never been seen before – interspersed with extravagant foods and looming foliage to create hauntingly beautiful images which are entirely unique.
At street level, South Kentish Town tube station is a typical Edwardian-era Northern Line building unused by the London Underground for decades. But passers-by might be surprised to learn that, deep below, trains still hurtle through the abandoned station.
The striking use of light in Amy Heiden’s photographs brings a new focus to abandoned ruins. Leaving aside the gloom and shadow of traditional urbex photography, her prints are memorable by their juxtaposition of warm colour and decay.
Anyone interested in top secret aircraft will know of the A-12 Avenger II, which was cancelled in 1991. Intriguingly, an A-12 canopy that appears to be real has appeared on eBay, valued at more than $600,000.
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The “Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain” sculpture in Duisburg, Germany, reaches heights of more than 45m. Designed to appear as a “walk-in” rollercoaster, the top of this unique piece of art affords stunning views of the Western Ruhr.
Opened in 1940, RAF Folkingham housed British and American troops during World War Two and nuclear missiles during the Cold War. Today, what is arguably the UK’s largest vehicle graveyard litters the remains of this lonely airfield.
Advocating a public realm shared by all, EC-Arts gives artists a platform to display their work in Birmingham, UK, challenging the public perception of the built environment while creating striking urban art installations.