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Apocalypse Britain: Photographic trickery shows what iconic UK landmarks could look like in the aftermath of a pandemic
- Britain's landmarks have been digitally altered to show how they may look when no humans are left to care for them
- The series, created by PlayStation, features Brighton's Palace Pier, Battersea Power Station and Angel of the North
PUBLISHED: 14:13 EST, 11 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:21 EST, 11 June 2013
Sandbags are stacked high outside Buckingham Palace but the building has been left to crumble and rot.
Its roof is now covered in barbed wire and satellite dishes and there is no sign of life, let alone the Royal family.
These dramatic pictures give a terrifying glimpse into what life in Britain could look like in the aftermath of a pandemic.
Faded glory: The doctored images show a crumbling Buckingham Palace in the aftermath of pandemic in Britain that has wiped out much of the population
Forgotten attraction: Palace Pier in Brighton is overgrown with plants and its famous rides have been left to fall into the sea
Post-apocalyptic: The famous chimney stacks of Battersea Power Station, left, are either broken or churn out thick black smoke
Intact: Playstation took the British landmarks and transformed them into how they could look in the event of a pandemic in the country
PlayStation programmers have taken British landmarks and doctored them to illustrate what would happen to our renowned buildings if there were no humans left to care for them.
Brighton's Palace Pier has depicted as overgrown and its famous rides that attract millions of people to the city have been left to fall into the sea.
Elsewhere, the iconic chimney stacks of Battersea Power Station have either collapsed or churn out black smoke in PlayStation's post-apocalyptic vision.
Developers produced the images to coincide with the release of the anticipated game The Last of Us.
They took eight famous British buildings and tried to show what would happen to the landmarks 20 years after humanity was struck down by the Cordyceps virus, which is central to the game.
Among those chosen are the Liverpool Albert Docks, which are shown covered in plants and the famous dome of the Port of Liverpool Building is smashed and damage.
Overgrown: Liverpool's iconic Albert Docks are covered in plants and the famous dome of the Port of Liverpool Building is smashed and damaged
Uninhabitable: Bristol's famous Clifton Suspension Bridge is just a ruin in the imagining of a post-apocalyptic Britain
Landmarks: Playstation altered images of iconic buildings (Albert Docks, left, and Clifton Suspension Bridge, right) to demonstrate the destruction that could happen if humanity was struck by the devastating Cordyceps virus, the virus the game is based around
Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge has also been dramatically altered and, although the towers still stand, the bridge has long since disappeared.
The historic King's College chapel, at the University of Cambridge, is also severely damaged in the image and its famous windows are smashed.
Elsewhere Glasgow's Clyde Bridge and the Angel of the North are shown as derelict and overgrown with weeds and plants.
The Last of Us is set 20 years after a pandemic has hit the U.S. and cities have been abandoned and reclaimed by nature.
It follows one survivor, named Joel, as he attempts to smuggle a 14-year-old girl called Ellie out of an oppressive military quarantine zone.
The game, released on Friday, is by Naughty Dog, the developers of the Uncharted franchise.
Broken history: The beloved chapel of the University of Cambridge's King's College has fallen into disrepair and its famous windows are smashed
Run down: Clyde Arc still stands in the version of post-pandemic Britain but Glasgow lies in ruins behind it and the famous bridge is covered with grass
Doctored: Playstation computer programmers took images such as these of King's College and Glasgow's Clyde Arc and altered them
Crumbling icon: The wings of the Angel of the North droop under the weight of the weeds and plants that have been allowed to grow up the statue