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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 rChildren'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. Throughout, though, emerges a picture not of what has been lost, but of what remains. Left to the elements but also ignored by humanity, the photographs of these ghost towns, crumbling structures and vessels illuminate worlds for us that we thought were lost. Through these, we gain a glimpse into the past. With more than 150 outstanding colour photographs exploring hauntingly beautiful places over one or two spreads, Abandoned Places is an excellent pictorial examination of worlds that we've left behind....

Title : Abandoned Places
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ISBN : 9781782743941
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 224 Pages
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Abandoned Places Reviews

  • Alexandra
    2018-08-13 18:30

    i actually saw this at barnes and noble a few days ago but was too cheap to buy it for full price. however, that same day, i acquired a gift card, AND found a 15% off coupon and so i got it for like $9 on the barnes and noble website ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ (i've definitely been one to knock their store prices but honestly, shopping on their website is absolutely comparable to shopping for books on amazon, because their online prices are way cheaper than in stores, and they usually do have coupon codes listed on their site. just saying.)so this coffee table book certainly caught my eye, as i LOVE looking at photos of abandoned places. i used to love seeing them in person as well and exploring them but once that almost led to me and some friends being in a lot of trouble soooo since then pictures will definitely suffice ๐Ÿ˜‚this book has some great shots of places all around the world that are abandoned and they are grouped into sections so we have: industrial places, public buildings, ghost towns & cities, military & scientific buildings, recreational & retail buildings and transport. you will see "lunatic asylums" and shipwrecked ships, radioactive ferris wheels, creepy as hell abandoned hotels, ghost towns in california, abandoned gas stations, abandoned operating rooms in prisons and hospitals, rusted trains and even an abandoned airport in spain, among many other places. this book definitely is picture-centric, and only has tiny little descriptions of the places, which invites you to do some further investigating on your own. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผdefinitely a great way to spend an afternoon, and would be a great gift for someone who is morbidly curious about abandoned places ๐Ÿ˜‚ (they don't even have to be avid readers, as this is something anyone can enjoy)

  • Sharon Barrow Wilfong
    2018-07-30 13:44

    Fascinating book with large beautiful photos of places around the world that have been abandoned, like old coal mining shoots,prisons and even underground communications during WWII.

  • April
    2018-07-25 21:25

    A beautiful book, found bargained at the irresistible price of $12. It's a neat compilation of facts, but I wanted more backstories on the locations. There are better quality books on urban exploration of 'the abandoned' out there and I'd recommend them a lot more. Still a fun book.

  • Jennifer
    2018-08-05 16:40

    The emphasis here is heavily on the photos with small descriptions of each place depicted (basic information that gives you enough detail for further research if you're interested) and intros for each section (the book is divided up into 'chapters' such as towns, transport etc).The loss of 1 star is due to the variable quality of the photos and as a photographer one thing that particularly irritated me was the dust spots on the cameras sensors that hadn't been removed in numerous images. Some photos were excellent, most were good and several were poor (one was pixelated) but on the plus side none of them had been edited to oblivion with HDR like another photography book on derelict buildings I previously read.Overall a lovely book to browse through and a worthwhile addition to my collection.

  • Charity U
    2018-08-10 17:14

    Not bad! Some unique locations, all around the world. Mostly great photographs, though a few were lower quality. Overall, pretty nice book!

  • Sydne
    2018-08-18 21:15

    A very good book on urban exploring and urabn delapidation. Every picture is accompanied with a description of the place, their history and how they came into decay. Very interesting, very nice to read and gorgeous pictures.

  • GlenK
    2018-08-06 20:35

    Some nice photos but there is variability in quality and approach due to not being the work of a single photographer. Instead, the visuals are sourced from multiple archives. The captions provide background on the places and their history and are most welcome.

  • Jenna
    2018-08-11 13:38

    Loved this book! So many beautiful locations! I love an artistic shoot of an abandoned place!