Head off to explore the filming location of 12 Monkeys, Michael Jacksons hometown turned ghost town, Berlins 1936 Olympic Village, deconsecrated churches, forgotten castles, deserted train stations, prisons and mental asylums, a cemetery of rusted locomotives, abandoned steel factories, phantom metro stations, and .For 10 years, Sylvain Margaine has traveled the world in search of these forbidden and forgotten places An exceptional photographic report....
|Title||:||Forbidden Places: Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage|
|Number of Pages||:||561 Pages|
|File Size||:||975 KB|
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Forbidden Places: Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage Reviews
The photography was good, but the text was sub-standard at best. Instead of giving facts, the writer chose to blurt semi-poetic gibberish, all the while making the occasional political statement, ("For having organized homicides in the name of implementing justice, by various means under different styles of sentencing" p.96) I didn't know executions occurred in the Newark county jail. Did David Margaine do any real research before writing?
Amazing photos of the tracks of human activity.
Another book on urban exploration/abandoned spaces. Good photography. I always find this genre somewhat interesting.
Includes many photographs of abandoned industrial, institutional and domestic locales in Europe. I was impressed by the variety of locations. This book is thoughtfully composed and interesting. The slightly cryptic/poetic descriptions left me wanting to know more details about these mysterious places. This is more of a photography book than an in-depth report of urban exploration. A number of these magnificent lost structures have been destroyed already, making some of these pictures all the more rare. Haunting and beautiful.
a good book, how sad our america is today, with plants etc... closing this is a look at stuff in a gone by era..
Beautiful looking coffee table book. Inside are locations from over Europe as well as the USA which is a nice break from many of the others that I have found that focus exclusively on the USA. So many interesting places, and that's where the problems start.
A good price for a decent-sized hard cover book, and the pictures are very good. A massive fault is the ambigous text and the lack of captions for the pictures, describing where inside each location the picture was taken. The description for each location tries to sound informative, but just comes off as fake poetry. Instead of describing a location as "The cradle of history, a bridge of departure at the crossroads, site of numerous epics", how about just writing something straightforward like "This site dates back to Roman times and has been used as a refuge by townspeople ever since"?