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

NB Ballardian = JG Ballard, who wrote such classics of post-modern alienation as Crash, Concrete Island, The Atrocity Exhibition, and Empire Of The Sun, which was his most successful work, if only because it was adapted into a hugely successful epic movie by Steven Spielberg.  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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