- Ursula Schulz-Dornburg born 1938
- Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
- Image: 258 x 332 mm
- Purchased with funds provided by the Photography Acquisitions Committee 2012
Not on display
As the title suggests, the series depicts the disappearing landscape of the Hejaz Railway in Saudi Arabia. Constructed under Ottoman rule at the beginning of the twentieth century by German engineer Heinrich Meissner, the Hejaz Railway was intended to connect Damascus to Mecca. However, due to the outbreak of the First World War this goal was never achieved and the railway only reached Medina. During the First World War, it was attacked and destroyed by Bedouins working with T.E Lawrence. Following the fall of the Ottoman Empire the railway was never reopened.
Gallery label, July 2012