Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

These photographs depict elements of Daniel Libeskind’s Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays, Manchester; a disturbing monument which comprises three interlocking shards, representing air, earth and water.  The museum has an intentionally disorientating construction; floors slope at odd angles whilst the upper reaches of the air shard are exposed to the elements with views through the metal grid floors to the earth far below.  It is a building in a future tense enshrined with dire warnings from our past imperfect.

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North


  1. amberafrica · March 23, 2013

    Great work here!!!

  2. Colline · March 23, 2013

    The B&W photos make it all seem futuristic as well.

    • northumbrianlight · March 23, 2013

      I agree – colour would be completely wrong for what is a fundamentally a very dark subject. Thanks for stopping by.

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