Underwater Cathedrals

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Usually once a year Switzerland’s water reservoirs, which are located deep below ground, are emptied and cleaned. Silvio Maraini photographed the empty, abstract, and at the same time grand-looking spaces on precisely these days. They are monuments of our civilization, reminiscent of temples with columns, church domes, or even abandoned subway stations.

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Silvio Maraini

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Usually once a year Switzerland’s water reservoirs, which are located deep below ground, are emptied and cleaned. Silvio Maraini photographed the empty, abstract, and at the same time grand-looking spaces on precisely these days. They are monuments of our civilization, reminiscent of temples with columns, church domes, or even abandoned subway stations. The results are stunning architectural photos of rare and magnificent beauty with an almost spiritual character. In his preface, Benedikt Loderer writes: “A water reservoir is also a storage of patience that preserves a piece of eternity. In the future, after the next ice age, archeologists will discover these intact burial chambers and wonder what type of cult they belonged to.”

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Weight 1359 g
Dimensions 28.8 x 28.9 cm
Publisher name bnb media gmbh, Zurich
Publication date 12 December 2016
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.8 x 28.9 cm
Weight 1359 g
Silvio Maraini studied geophysics at ETH Zürich and currently works as a project manager in the area of environmental protection. In addition, he has been active in the field of photography for more than 25 years, mostly focusing on large projects. In addition to various publications, his photographs are included in the F. Hoffmann La Roche AG art collection in Basel, as well as in various public and private collections.