Absence of Water

Sometimes, decay symbolizes not only the by-gone glory of better days. Sometimes it even tells more about the past than a picture-perfect restored "false history".

And that's exactly what the series of photographs by Gigi Cifali show. During the thirties, public baths and lidos were incredibly popular in the United Kingdom. Over the years, they lost their appeal, as people were looking for different things in a swimming pool or public bath house. Many of the once so popular baths have been demolished. But some remain, as monuments in reverse , as symbols of their heroic past. And aforementioned Gigi Cifali takes beautiful pictures of these baths, giving them a grandeur in their decay and tell a little bit about what has been - and what will be.

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