Saturday, October 09, 2010
The exhilaration of unfamiliar places
"Thresspassing" by Marc de Ridder
I have a new hobby... one closely linked with my photography: Urban Exploration. That's me in the pic above... entering the disused Kelvinbridge Railway Station. I went there with three of my photogeek colleagues to explore the tunnel.
"Heading out through the station" by Marc de Ridder
The place is derelict. Wet, muddy and manky underfoot... with rubble and rubbish strewn all over the place. But in the midst of this decay... there was beauty:
The salt-streaked roof...
... and the light reflecting off the water-soaked walls.
Reflections in the puddles...
...and the rust on what's been left behind.
Yes, it may be legally dubious... but the exhilaration of exploring an unfamiliar place... coupled with the fellowship of like-minded people made this trip a great deal of fun... and makes me want to do it again.
My photos and Marc de Ridder's photos from the trip.