Star Rating 4 out of 5 Stars
Released 14 May 2020
Two genres you don’t tend to see on my reading pile are Art & Photography and Outdoor & Nature.. I’m not really sure why, I do have some books on the shelves of these genres (admittedly not many), but I do enjoy them. I came across Abandoned Industrial Places by random chance but I’m glad I did. The book is exceptionally well presented, engaging, and entrancing.
This book documents not just industrial heritage but also peoples’ heritage. Once upon a time, each abandoned industrial location logged within the pages brimmed with life and roaring with noise. They are the industry of the local area, the livelihood of workers which put food on their family’s tables. Now silent, they seem sad, lonely, and of course creepy now, as mother nature reclaims them.
This book provides a platform for people like me to experiences hazardous places that I’d be too scared to visit and puts a sad but romantic light on a subject some reject as beautiful. The photographs within do speak a thousand words and during this time of Covid-19 lock-down, it is a great time to look back upon our industrial heritage and ponder its positives and negatives.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, Amber Books Ltd for an E-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.