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…
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):
Whilst in mountainous Reinosa in Cantabria, Spain, the snow creates a different environment for children to play (above).
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…..
Images courtesy of Designboom
See more of Manuel Alvarez Diestro’s work here