The history of urban parks can be traced to the mid-1800s, when industralization and the spread of cities began to prohibit recreational visits to the countryside. Today, despite the fact that they often take radically different forms (like the High Line in NYC), urban parks serve the same fundamental purpose: providing open and recreation space in cities. They are places where divisions--urban-rural, nature-culture--collide and collapse. That's what makes them interesting. French photographer Emilie Vialet explores this territory in her Parc series. Featuring hazy images of park landscapes under overcast skies, the collection investigates the intersection of nature and artifice. Beautiful stuff.