Posted in Imagery, Research

Ilkeston – visual research

Ilkeston, the town next to where I live, in filled with a rich history of coal mining and train-oriented transport, and there is an area not to far from me which used to be an active coal mine with a lot of train connections, including a turning circle.

I decided to go down there and take some pictures of anything that might be useful, not 100% sure anything would be – the last time I was there was around 14 years ago. It, gladly, did not disappoint.

A lot of bridges and rust were everywhere, buried in an abundance of overgrown weeds and grass. The images help understand how nature begins to overtake huge metallic structures, and how weathering effects structures that have been abandoned.

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