inspiration – wwII sea forts
April 1st, 2011 | Richard Almond
These WWII sea forts were built in the Thames estuary to protect London from German attack. The forts comprise of 7 individual platforms, originally linked by bridges, in which specialist teams of Royal Navy personnel were stationed with the task of providing anti-aircraft fire and observation. Situated over 9 miles from nearest land, the cluster of towers were decommissioned in the 1950s and have been subsequently used as a base for pirate radio through the 60s and 70s. As of today the forts remain abandoned.
Their grungy, weather-beaten, violent functionality is gorgeously terrifying.