The World of Thomasson

“Thomasson: noun\ to-ma-son \ a preserved architectural relic which serves no purpose” 

A staircase from the Winston Churchill bridge in Strasbourg, France
which was demolished in 2006. 

Who knew these urban oddities actually had a name? Apparently there is a movement dedicated to observing them as conceptual art. There are books about Thomasson and more than 3000 posts on Instagram under the Japanese “Thomasson” hashtag: トマソン.

A ladder in Paris (source)

Lost staircase in Aachen, Germany (source)

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