Saturday, December 06, 2008





For my fellow entropy fetishists:

The (WU)ltimate 33-Part Guide to Abandoned Places

3 comments:

Greg Bishop said...

Oh man! I was just looking at this last night! I've got to get a different blog just to post links. Take a look at the Kowloon city story. I never knew...

intense said...

"entropy fetishists"

Heh! Good one. One question the interest in abandoned places raises is just why or what is it about such places that draws attention to them in the first place? Some of the questions raised are, why is this space abandoned now? What happened, what is its history? What use could or should be made of it now? What failed or changed? The why of it.

I'm sure there are several reasons why, but one that may be subconscious is a premonition about the consequences of the present in the future, illustrated today by such abandoned sites from the past. Foreshadowing in 3D concrete spaces. My premonition is that there will be many, many more such spaces soon.

Anonymous said...

Sadly beautiful, a dystopian premonition, a vision of achievement and failure that penetrates the illusion of our permanence and questions our dominance.

Michael