“Broken Things”.


For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of ‘broken’. 
Here’s more of our favourites:
via Beyond repair: readers’ photos on the theme of ‘broken’ – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

St Peter’s Seminary, near Glasgow, Scotland.


An aerial view of St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Argyll and Bute. The site was abandoned in 1980. Photograph: Alamy
St Peter’s seminary was built in 1966 and abandoned in 1980.
Thirty-five years of neglect have left their mark, but there are plans to restore it
28bb62c0-363b-481f-b2f7-bf1bbc519f57-1020x547Photograph: Alamy
Interior view of the ruined basilica, covered in graffiti, and with openings to the sky and trees. Photograph: Alamy
via The extraordinary ruins of St Peter’s seminary, near Glasgow – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

Beachside Mansion abandoned for 25 years but still Beautiful, Thailand.

Prachuap Khiri-Khan, Thailand
The sun begins to set behind a rusty beachside mansion which has retained its beauty –despite no one living there for more than 25 years.
Image Credit: Photograph by Dax Ward/Barcroft Images
Source: A surfing dog, extreme sports in Crimea and Gay Pride in Belfast | News | The Guardian

Nature takes over Abandoned Mill in Italy.

Abandoned mill in Italy.
It is incredible how nature has taken over and turned this abandoned mill into a beautiful lush green Italian landscape.
Photograph by Jason Wallace (see website).

Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia.


Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia (via Wikimedia)
Cambodia is the closest you can get, today, to your own real life Indiana Jones movie. There, the temples of Angkor seem built into the fabric of the forest itself, bats flap their leathery wings in the vaults, and incense drifts down the empty colonnades.
The god-kings of Angkor were at the height of their powers from the 9th century until the 15th century.
In that time, they built the largest preindustrial city in the world in Cambodia: larger than Rome, larger than Alexandria, larger by far than London or Paris at the time.
Wealth was poured into ever more spectacular temples, replete with intricate carvings and statues.
In the fifteenth century, for reasons which still puzzle scholars today, the gigantic complex was left almost entirely abandoned – lost to the jungle.
Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia (via Wikimedia)
Early Western visitors, glimpsing the astonishing structures looming up amidst the trees, were left almost speechless.
For António da Madalena, Angkor was “of such extraordinary construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen, particularly since it is like no other building in the world.”
Since the 19h century, a slow process of restoration has been taking place. While tourists flock to Angkor today, much of the site remains to be discovered, and the trees loom on all sides, ready to swallow the city up again.
via Essential Guide: Lost Cities | Atlas Obscura.

Deserted: Nicosia International Airport Terminal, Cyprus.

Nicosia International Airport, Cyprus
The passenger departure area at the deserted Nicosia International Airport terminal in Nicosia, Cyprus.
Image Credit: Photograph by Athanasios Gioumpasis / Getty.
Source: A World Without People – The Atlantic