A striking new photography volume collects some extraordinary images of the titular Abandoned Britain, from historic buildings burning down to plane and car graveyards to disused bank vaults.
Featuring stunning images captured by Yorkshire, England-based photographer, Simon Sugden, Abandoned Britain builds a picture of the afterlife of buildings, boats, landscapes and other manmade remnants as they are reclaimed by time and nature.
"In this collection of extraordinary photographs, photographer Simon Sugden has brought to the light the beauty of abandoned buildings and other sites no longer home to the activity of people," read the notes from the publisher.
"These buildings and places have been left empty, often to gently decay and rot, but a ghostly presence of their previous life remains. The buildings range from mills, mines, factories and other industrial features, farmhouses and fairgrounds to hospitals, asylums, places of entertainment and religious buildings.
"Sometimes we find boats, cars and aircraft left behind and rotting in the landscapes, nature is reclaiming many, others seem almost untouched by their disuse but all have a new kind of beauty."
Containing over 120 images of hauntingly decaying buildings and neglected landscapes, Abandoned Britain is both a beautiful book of photography and a thought-provoking tome of what mankind leaves behind when lives end, money runs out or business interest expires.
Abandoned Britain is published by Amberley Publishing (ISBN 9781398110977, paperback, 128 pages) and will be released on December 15 in the United States, priced $28.95, and September 15 in the United Kingdom, priced £17.99.
You can find out more about Simon Sugden and his photography at his official website.
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