At 10 kilometers off the coast of East Kent in England is one of the most dangerous sand banks in the UK. The Goodwin Sands are located in the middle of the English Channel in the narrow Strait of Dover, next to one of the busiest shipping channels in the world. Since the first recorded shipwreck on the Goodwin Sands in 1298, more than 2,000 ships have met their end. Dozens of ship remains are still under the strait. Continue reading
In the remote harbor in the north of Scotland, between two steep promontories are dozens of old oil platforms. They have been idle for several decades, quietly waiting for the hour when the drilling of offshore oil will again become profitable.
Cromarty Firth Port Authority (CFPA) was founded in 1972 as a dry dock for the repair and assembly of oil platforms operating in the North Sea. This region covers the shallow waters of Great Britain, Norway, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands, being one of the most active coastal drilling zones in the world. Once, hundreds of drilling platforms could be observed here, but these times are over. Continue reading
At first glance, this place looks very strange, although at a second glance too … A giant large-scale landscape monument called the Irish Sky Garden in Crater was created by the famous American artist James Thurrell. Yes, this is an artificial landmark, but it is very attractive!
James Turrell is one of those artists who belong to the pleiad of Californian conceptualists. It was he who in the late 1960s declared that the object as a work of art is a past stage. Continue reading