Island Vulnerability explores the challenges which isolated geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability. This page provides photos of urban islands.
All images are copyright Ilan Kelman.
Traffic islands in Wellington, New Zealand (2004).
Lagos Island restaurant in London (2017).
Islands rock, Antalya, Türkiye (Turkey) (2015).
Shaughnessy Island Garden, Toronto, Canada (2015).
The Islander restaurant, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (2009).
Beauty island in Vienna, Austria (2016).
Constructed islands in constructed Monaco (2009).
Ice island in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2013).
An elf's island home in Akerselva, Oslo, Norway (2011).
Island refuge in Adelaide, Australia (2009).
Sign pointing to Île Saint-Louis, Paris, France (2005).
Ilho da Bananal, Recife, Brazil (2014).
Freetown Christiana in Copenhagen, Denmark (2014).
Islanded hydrant, Toronto, Canada (2013).
Map of some of St. Petersburg's islands, Russia (2014).
Arriving at Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, Japan (2014).
Tourism island, London, U.K. (2014).
Island directions in Macau (2016).
Island Café, London, U.K. (2014).
Island Café, Tallinn, Estonia (2008).
Kids Island Daycare Centre, Vaughan, Canada (2015).
I took this photo in 2014 on Palawan Island which is connected by a jiggly rope bridge to Sentosa Island which is connected by a causeway to the city-state island of Singapore Theme Park(tm) which is connected by a causeway and a bridge to Malaysia. Parts of Palawan Island and Sentosa Island appear to go farther south than this sign. It is hardly a tourist draw, because it is slightly off the main path and most people ignored it. Any interpretations or reflections on the meaning and point of this sign given that it is not the southernmost point of an island of an island of an island (each with fixed links)?
Why indeed, Singapore (2014).
River island in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2014).
River island in Markham, Ontario (2023).
Advertising Île de Montréal in Toronto, Canada (2021).
Highbury Island, Islington, London, U.K. (2015).
Island map in the pavement at 1881 Heritage, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2016).
The Island Line of Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong (2016).
Vintage Island in The Hague, Netherlands (2018).
Island Drive, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A. (2005).
An urban aisle (pun intended), San José, Costa Rica (2013).
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