Park Life: searching for urban fun

Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro has travelled the world to capture images of urban playgrounds in different contexts.

The juxtaposition of the equipment within its environment is worth a look; and if you’ve ever arrived in a strange city with your children and thought ‘where’s the park?’, then these shots are for you…

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I love the scale of this shot of a playground in Hong Kong (above)

This ubiquitous Spanish playground equipment is erected on hundreds of beaches around Spain’s coast (Benidorm, below):

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Whilst in mountainous Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, the snow creates a different environment for children to play (above).

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In New York, the lines of the playground imitate the drama of the Manhattan Bridge above….

And on a more prosaic note, the tower block; train line; wire fence and determinedly cheerful colours of the rocket all say to me: think of time spent in London as a child then a parent, getting some ‘fresh’ air…..

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Images courtesy of Designboom

See more of Manuel Alvarez Diestro’s work here

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