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Collection: Abandonos - Cualquier Tiempo Pasado Fue Mejor. Centro comercial. An abandoned but perfectly preserved Japanese school. Pretty much all haikyo that contain items related to the building’s past are interesting.

An abandoned but perfectly preserved Japanese school

On the odd occasion even empty structures are too. But while memory-filled houses and sorry-looking snake centres are fascinating in their own very different ways, there’s arguably something that little bit special about a long-abandoned school. And this is especially the case when it’s an elementary school; the kind of place that is usually associated with noise, laughter and overly energetic young children. All of which make the complete silence of such haikyo really quite eerie — particularly so when it’s one as well-preserved as this. A small, village school up in the mountains that feels like it has only just been vacated.

In fact, it is so untouched that there’s a real sense the students will suddenly return. Wednesday Aircraft Porn: The Ekranoplan. Happy Wednesday (evening), I thought I’d post these awesome pictures of the Soviet Union’s Lun-class Ekranoplan rotting in a shipyard in the Russian town of Kaspisk on the Caspian Sea.

Wednesday Aircraft Porn: The Ekranoplan

Seeing the vessel laid up like this feels like I’m looking at some some sci-fi tale documenting the remains of what was once a technologically advanced empire…oh wait. The 240-foot long Lun-class vessels were designed to skim just over the surface of the sea at up to 340-miles per-hour while carrying six, P-270 Moskit guided missiles meant to take out NATO ships. Rumor has it that Russia may try to put the aircraft back into production. These pics have been out there for a while but a friend reminded me of them today and they’re still fun. Click below for some of the best images and a link to the collection. Igor113 - Экраноплан "Лунь" проект 903.

Вот у меня и дошли руки до экраноплана.Я разобью рассказ о нем на 3 или 4 части: 1-экраноплан снаружи(1 или 2 части) 2-экраноплан изнутри, 3-док экраноплана.В 1987 г. на воду сошел "Лунь" первый корабль серии боевых ракетоносных экранопланов весом 400 т.

igor113 - Экраноплан "Лунь" проект 903

Главным конструктором был В.Кирилловых. Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe. What would we do without technology?

Abandoned Technology Scattered Across The Globe

Often though, whether from disaster or lack of funding, celebrated technology becomes obsolete and is abandoned. Decay sets in to rust the disused places and objects which were once invaluable to us. Here are defunct and abandoned technologies such as power plants, amusement parks, factories, ships, aircraft, oil rigs, and military installations. Abandoned Balaklava Submarine Base (image credits: English Russia) Until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Balaklava was a secretive town that was home to a highly secretive nuclear submarine base. Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth.

Travelers looking for a getaway from the normal getaway should skip the sandy beaches to walk amid silent relics in Namibia, Chernobyl or an abandoned California gold mining town.

Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth

These empty places may look like Scooby Doo set pieces, but they hold important clues to bigger mysteries about both the past and the future; the creep of urban decay and the necessity of memorializing tragedy. Sometimes history lives alone. We bring you 10 modern ghost cities where you can choose your own adventure, exploring what once was and what could have been. Hashima Island, Japan After spending a little less than a century as a bustling coal mining facility, Hashima Island became known as "Ghost Island" when demand for petroleum outstripped demand for coal in the 1960's and the 5,000 Mitsubishi-employed islanders began a mass exodus. Hashima Island was officially re-opened for tourists in April 2009. Moderne Ruinen unserer Zeit - Fotogalerien - Fotoshows, Bildergalerien & Fotostrecken.

Hauptspalte: Er hält die modernen Ruinen unserer Zeit fest - vom Steinbruch in Carrara über Townships in Südafrika und verlassene Detroiter Fabriken bis hin zum Schrottplatz seiner Heimatstadt im Ruhrgebiet.

Moderne Ruinen unserer Zeit - Fotogalerien - Fotoshows, Bildergalerien & Fotostrecken

"Die Gesellschaft ersetzt das Alte immer wieder durch neuere und effektivere Prozesse - ausschließlich mit dem Ziel der Maximierung von materiellen Bedürfnissen," sagt Jörn Vanhöfen. Fasziniert und zugleich erschrocken über diese Entwicklung fährt der Fotograf Jörn Vanhöfen überall dorthin, wo sich die Folgen unübersehbar zeigen und hält sie fotografisch fest. Den Titel seines Bildbands Aftermath, kann man mit "Nachwirkung" übersetzen.

The world's ten creepiest abandoned cities. Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics] Hurricane Katrina killed this clown.

Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics]

According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” That’s sad, but much of New Orleans has not been restored to her former glory. This defunct amusement park on the city’s eastern edge must surely serve as a constant reminder that Katrina tried to wash them off the map. Welcome to Zombie Land kids! Chained dreams of fun at Six Flags New Orleans, abandoned Jazzland – that’s what Six Flags opened as “Jazzland” in 2000. Some photographers can see past the lifeless amusement park’s decay and desolation, showing us that there is still a chance the place could be cheery and not cheerless.

Like a Bad Dream. Just in case you don’t know the scoop on what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Six Flags, this photo is of New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 14, 2005. No lines for dead rides.