Catch up on highlights from this week’s digital travels…

Capturing deserted landscapes

Deserted landscapes Sam Iron's Grid References
Photography: Sam Irons
Source: iGNANT

Sam Irons’ Grid Reference series is the ‘no-makeup selfie’ equivalent of landscape photography. The British photographer captures scenes around the world – anywhere from empty French churches to clifftops in Italy – without any distractions in the image to give the setting space to shine. iGNANT has more.

Belgium’s bizarre buildings

Kevin Faingnaert's Ugly Belgian Houses
Photography: Kevin Faingnaert
Source: Thisispaper

Triangular houses, space simulator-inspired homes and faux-Japanese-castle dwellings are just some of the oddities found across Belgium. Take a tour of the country’s architectural delights with photographer Kevin Faingnaert’s Ugly Belgian Houses series – published here on Thisispaper.

Ballerina Margot Fonteyn’s Arts and Crafts abode

Ballerina home Featherstone Leigh
Source: Featherstone Leigh

There’s plenty of space for a pirouette inside the former home of prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn. The Grade II-listed, four-bedroom building is one of a series of Arts and Crafts dwellings – also known as St Paul’s Studios – designed by Frederick Wheeler in London’s West Kensington. Head to The Guardian to see more of the four-bed property, which is now on sale for £1.4m via Featherstone Leigh.

Shining a light on San Francisco’s neon signage

San Francisco's disappearing Neon Signs
Source: Fast Co. Design

Neon signs around San Francisco are fading fast, with LED lights becoming the norm in an eco-conscious city. Thankfully, husband-and-wife photography team Randall Ann Homan and Al Barna have captured the remnants in a bid to preserve their memory. Their photos have been published in a new book titled San Francisco Neonas seen on Fast Co. Design.

Delve deep into Crossrail’s tunnels with this 360° video tour

Construction of Crossrail is moving along nicely with work now underway on installing rails in its newly dug tunnels. To mark this occasion, an interactive 360° video has been released, giving us free rein to explore the 45m-deep tunnels between Stepney Green and Farringdon.



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