The Most Beautiful Abandoned Railway Station in the World
This is an abandoned railway station in Abkhazia, former Russian territory. It stays untouched since the collapse of USSR – the railway connection of Abkhazia and Russia stopped and railway station left out of demand so nature could take over the left-overs of Soviet architecture.
These images are very hauntingly beautiful with the sort of decayed majesty that I just love.
However, I should note that Abkhazia is not former Russian territory: it is former Georgian territory that broke away from Georgia in the 1990s following Georgia’s own independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Following an invasion in the 1920s, Georgia was incorporated into the USSR as its own Soviet Socialist Republic, so while it was part of Soviet territory it was not Russian territory.
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.
gosh that’s… moving in a really gentle kind of “mother your inner child” way…
It’s so good that I ALMOST SCROLLED PAST IT because I assumed they were just regular pictures
Wow, this is actually quite incredible and creative. I quite enjoyed knowing more about the history of these pictures, my goodness.