Orford Ness

This place is in Orford Ness, in Suffolk, England. There is a pretty little village there, with a castle, various pubs and tea rooms. And then, across a short distance, this island that was used during various periods of time as a test base for weapon and other military gadgets development, some of them as important as the radar which gave England a huge advantage over Germany during the Second World War.

I found this place to be completely fascinating. A mix between a desert and a forbidden zone, like the one described in Roadside Picnic, the Russian novel that inspired Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. Abandoned buildings and structures. Eerie landscapes. Cloudy weather. What else?