Saturday, February 17, 2018

Pictures of a lost world …

 Unseen 1960s Photos of London's East End - Atlas Obscura. (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

“…the photographer knows he’s getting the last shots of those wharves, steamers and warehouses before they are replaced by imagined hotels and marinas, the proto-blueprint for the new world dominated by leisure, tourism and heritage replicas. These post-dockland utopias are soon to be upgraded into big business steel and glass, craven monuments of late capitalism. The future was in a distant haze, just around the corner.”

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