A Ballardian Interlude

Before we depart this Ballardian netherworld of motorway ramps, we thought we might indulge ourselves a little by showing some spectacularly bizzare pictures of spectacularly bizzare architecture.

One of our members, who played a crucial role in the birth of this blog, recommended that we try to spice it up a bit and occasionally get away from the excess of doom and gloom that our normal subject matter involves.I don’t suppose this is quite what she had in mind, but ‘V’ this is for you.  You can find more of these pics via the link below;

Concrete Islands In Japan- A Ballardian Overview

Ballardian  – JG Ballard, wrote such classics of dystopian society and post-modern alienation as Crash, Concrete Island and The Atrocity Exhibition. Empire Of The Sun was his most successful work, if only because it was adapted into a hugely successful epic movie by Steven Spielberg. It was based on his own experiences as an english boy who became separated from his parents during the Japanese invasion of China during the second world war. He spent most of the war in a Japanese internment camp. Some of Ballard’s best work was located in and around the Westway, which for obvious reasons captured his deliciously warped imagination.

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