CRUMBLING ARTIFACTS OF AN INDUSTRIAL PAST
TEMPORARY STRUCTURES LEFT TO ROT
REGENERATION OF DERELICTION
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Not far from the fairytale streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, or the gleaming order of its New Town, is a side of the city less celebrated. Vast crumbling monuments to an industrial past sitting uncomfortably alongside luxury housing developments. Communities deemed past their useful life razed to start afresh. Rotting buildings sitting atop land-banked plots.
Shot over a decade around Edinburgh by photographer David Futcher, MOST PICTURESQUE AT A DISTANCE is a compelling exploration of the opportunity and the cost of urban re-generation. (also it's just some cool photos of urban exploration in sweet abandoned buildings)