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Britain’s usually dried in Dungeness Estate lays crumbled and abandoned

February 3rd, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker prisoner a resounding images during a outing in Feb 2015 
  • Dungeness Estate is so empty that it has turn an obvious landmark and attracts one million visitors a year
  • Walker’s photographs of a empty area and buildings have been gathered into a array called ‘Fifth Continent’
  • EDF appetite exchanged contracts for a 468-acre site in Kent after it went adult for sale for £1.5million in August

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It is like a stage loyal out of a post-apocalyptic film.

A photographer has prisoner a array of images of ‘Britain’s usually desert’, that is a dour and empty landscape in Dungeness, Kent.

Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker prisoner a images during a outing in Feb 2015.

Abandoned exploding fishing huts lay beside a railway line in a empty area famous as 'Britain's usually desert'

Abandoned exploding fishing huts lay beside a railway line in a empty area famous as ‘Britain’s usually desert’

The dour and empty landscape in Dungeness, Kent, is sparse with rotting huts, tangled ropes and damaged boats

The dour and empty landscape in Dungeness, Kent, is sparse with rotting huts, tangled ropes and damaged boats

Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker prisoner a dull images during a outing to a area in Feb 2015

Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker prisoner a dull images during a outing to a area in Feb 2015

The 'desert' is a shingle cliff that covers 3 miles of land that lies towards a English Channel

The ‘desert’ is a shingle cliff that covers 3 miles of land that lies towards a English Channel

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The scary series, called Fifth Continent, shows a resounding widen of land, that has been labelled ‘Britain’s usually desert’.

It is a shingle cliff that covers 3 miles of land that lies nearby a English Channel.

It is a singular sourroundings that has been labelled as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and as a outcome has prisoner a imagination of photographers and artists for years.

The landscape is so empty that it has turn a obvious landmark and doubtful traveller spot, attracting one million visitors annually.

The scary photography series, called Fifth Continent, shows a resounding widen of land

The scary photography series, called Fifth Continent, shows a resounding widen of land

Railway marks run by a empty area - that is not strictly a dried as it receives 27.8inches of sleet a year

Railway marks run by a empty area – that is not strictly a dried as it receives 27.8inches of sleet a year

The dour environment, that is sparse with deserted buildings, has prisoner a imagination of photographers and artists for years

The dour environment, that is sparse with deserted buildings, has prisoner a imagination of photographers and artists for years

WHAT IS DUNGENESS ESTATE IN KENT? 

The empty site is one of a largest expanses of shingle in Europe, and it is home to some-more than 600 opposite forms of plant – a third of all those found in Britain.

Dungeness is of general significance for a plant and vertebrate communities and birdlife.

Shipped to New Zealand in 1988, a short-haired bumblebee, Bombus subterraneus, was final found in a UK in 1988.

In 2009, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Hymettus, Natural England and a RSPB attempted to reintroduce a bees during Dungeness, to that they primarily failed, however after succeeded in 2012.

The site is also done adult of flooded sand pits on Denge Beach, that yield retreat for many roving and coastal birds.

One of a many unusual facilities on a site is ‘the boil’ – as named by internal anglers – that passes a rubbish prohibited H2O and sewage from a Dungeness appetite stations into a sea, enriching a biological capability of a sea bed. 

It featured on a cover of Pink Floyd’s manuscript A Collection of Great Dance Songs and former residents embody film executive Derek Jarman.

It also seemed in a 1981 film Time Bandits and in song videos for bands such as Lighthouse Family, The Thrills and The Prodigy.

Robert said: ‘Dungeness was a place we had been wakeful about for some time though it was usually when a new Turner gallery non-stop in Margate and we designed a outing to revisit Dungeness, that we began to know a sorcery of a place.’

The landscape is so empty that it has turn an obvious landmark and doubtful traveller spot, attracting one million visitors annually

The landscape is so empty that it has turn an obvious landmark and doubtful traveller spot, attracting one million visitors annually

Parts of 'the desert' featured on a cover of Pink Floyd’s manuscript A Collection of Great Dance Songs and film executive Derek Jarman used to live here

Parts of ‘the desert’ featured on a cover of Pink Floyd’s manuscript A Collection of Great Dance Songs and film executive Derek Jarman used to live here

French appetite giant, EDF energy, exchanged contracts for a 468-acre Dungeness Estate in Kent after it went adult for sale for £1.5million in August

French appetite giant, EDF energy, exchanged contracts for a 468-acre Dungeness Estate in Kent after it went adult for sale for £1.5million in August

Photos uncover fishing huts and railways carriages. There is also a tiny steam railway that runs from Dungeness to Hythe

Photos uncover fishing huts and railways carriages. There is also a tiny steam railway that runs from Dungeness to Hythe

Robert initial visited Dungeness in 2011 and took several some-more trips over a following years.

Within a dour landscape distortion dual chief appetite plants, that can be seen in a photos.

Meanwhile other photos uncover fishing huts and railways carriages. There is also a tiny steam railway that runs from Dungeness to Hythe.

The area was reportedly purchased by EDF appetite during a finish of 2015.

Although Dungeness is mostly referred to as a desert, a Met Office has pronounced this is not strictly loyal as it receives 27.8inches of sleet a year. 

Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker (above) prisoner a images during a outing in Feb 2015

Manchester-based photographer Robert Walker (above) prisoner a images during a outing in Feb 2015

The estate had been partial of a family trust given 1964 before it was sold, though a curators believed it was time for new owners to take over a property

The estate had been partial of a family trust given 1964 before it was sold, though a curators believed it was time for new owners to take over a property

A vast shingle beach creates adult many of a estate. It is a National Nature Reserve, a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest

A vast shingle beach creates adult many of a estate. It is a National Nature Reserve, a Special Area of Conservation and a Site of Special Scientific Interest

The estate, that was sole by Strutt and Parker estate agents, includes 22 properties that are mostly converted railway cottages

The estate, that was sole by Strutt and Parker estate agents, includes 22 properties that are mostly converted railway cottages

Robert said: 'Dungeness was a place we had been wakeful about for some time though it was usually when a new Turner gallery non-stop in Margate and we designed a outing to revisit Dungeness, that we began to know a sorcery of a place'

Robert said: ‘Dungeness was a place we had been wakeful about for some time though it was usually when a new Turner gallery non-stop in Margate and we designed a outing to revisit Dungeness, that we began to know a sorcery of a place’

 


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