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Forbidden Places. Chairman Mao's Underground City. In 1969, Chairman Mao commanded the construction of a second Beijing beneath the surface of the original city, designed to accommodate all six million of its then inhabitants, so that if nuclear war did kick off, folk would still have somewhere to hang out and play Mah Jong while the rest of us burnt to death in a shower of atomic rain.

Chairman Mao's Underground City

War never came, but the city is still there. To be fair to the crazy Chairman, by that time he was lost in the midst of those closing dark days of China’s brutal cultural revolution and the onset of motor neurone disease had shifted his ongoing descent into madness up to warp speed. No one really knows how much of the subterranean nuclear metropolis was actually completed, or just how far the network of underground tunnels and caverns was due to be extended, though it’s generally believed they connected up with all of Beijing’s main hubs and governmental locations, including Tiananmen Square, Beijing’s Central Station and the Western Hills. The Ruins of Detroit. Posted Feb 07, 2011 Share This Gallery inShare850 Up and down Detroit’s streets, buildings stand abandoned and in ruin.

The Ruins of Detroit

French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre set out to document the decline of an American city. Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina killed this clown.

Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans

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.” Battleship Island - Japan's rotting metropolis. These days the only things that land on Hashima Island are the shits of passing seagulls.

Battleship Island - Japan's rotting metropolis

An hour or so’s sail from the port of Nagasaki, the abandoned island silently crumbles. A former coal mining facility owned by Mitsubishi Motors, it was once the most densely populated place on earth, packing over 13,000 people into each square kilometre of its residential high-risers. It operated from 1887 until 1974, after which the coal industry fell into decline and the mines were shut for good.

With their jobs gone and no other reason to stay in this mini urban nightmare, almost overnight the entire population fled back to the mainland, leaving most of their stuff behind to rot. Master the Art of Lucid Dreaming. The Lucid Dreaming Flash Timer & MP3s To Induce OBEs. 12 Software Dreaming Life. What is a Lucid Dream?

12 Software Dreaming Life

“A lucid dream is a dream in which the person is aware that he or she is dreaming while the dream is in progress. During lucid dreams, it is often possible to exert conscious control over the dream characters and environment, as well as to perform otherwise physically impossible feats.” (wikipedia) Have you ever wanted to lucid dream? The PsYchedElic MiNd. Fastest Way To Have Lucid Dreams & OBEs Tonight. The Future of our World. Home of the Virtual Body. World through children eyes. Youtube Documentaries. Documentary films & videos. Science of the sky. Earth View. Lakes & Oceans. Geologic Time: Graphical Representation of Geologic Time. Olympic Games Posters 1896 to 2012. The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will begin tomorrow, on July 27th in London, United Kingdom.

Olympic Games Posters 1896 to 2012

I thought it would be interesting to see how the design trends in Olympic posters have changed during the years. In this article you will find every official poster of the Summer Olympic Games from 1896 to 2012. Let the games begin!