37 monuments in 30 days, and what I learned along the way.
The Bohemian Blog始于2011年底前后——作为一个line platform for British writer Darmon Richter. He uploaded his photos from an abandoned mental asylum to his blog, and got a few positive comments. After that he shared stories about visiting ghost towns, disused factories and other urban ruins… slowly, more people started paying attention. A few months later, Darmon posted an article about a derelict communist-era monument in Eastern Europe. An online magazine soon picked up the story, sending back tens of thousands of hits in the space of a few hours. The internet had spoken – as it turned out, other people were interested in this kind of stuff too.
So Darmon got to work. He travelled more, took more photos, and shared more stories. To date,TBBhas featured reports from across four continents – 40 countries and counting. Darmon will post stories about pretty much any subject that interests him. It could be political protests in the Balkans one week, then ancient folk festivals the next.TBBdoes focus on a number of recurring themes, however. Darmon is particularly interested in the art and architecture of 20th century communist regimes. He writes about different modes of travel too, often engaging with locations through self-aware processes ofDark Tourism,Urban ExplorationandPsychogeography.
All photography on this site is the author’s own work, excluding a small handful of images which are labelled otherwise (because cameras sometimes need a day off, too). Some names have been changed… for reasons that ought to be obvious. If you’d like to use any of the images on this site, or if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate toget in touch.
TBBfeatures no paid ads, no guest posts, no bought links, and absolutely no agenda – political or otherwise. It has no corporate sponsors, although anyone interested in helping the site to grow can do so by supportingThe Bohemian Blog on Patreon. You can even join Darmon for an adventure on one of hisbepaly投注世界杯沙巴体育线上娱 .