Urban Explorer and Photographer Dan Marbaix Takes Stunning Photographs of Abandoned Buildings Photographer Dan Marbaix is what is known as an "urban explorer." He travels from city to city, exploring abandoned houses, asylums, churches, state buildings and much, much more. He has been arrested over 20 times for his trespassing - and even held at gunpoint - but he refuses to give up his search for things that exist outside of the mundane. You'll see why. Dan wasn't supposed to be in ANY of these places, but you'll be glad he was.
Haunting Photos of Europe's Abandoned Buildings, From Steel Plants to Castles The main hall of a steel plant office in France. "The most painful thing in this is to watch it crumble", says Hans. (All Photos: Hans van Vrouwerf) This photo essay is one of a five-part series with Atlas Obscura and Olympus.
Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics Rare Historical Photos Pt. 4 [18 Pics] Oct 29 2012 Another roundup of the popular historical series of posts that we do. You can find the previous post here, and the start of the series here. Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife on the day they were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (June 28, 1914). A World Without People - In Focus For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have recently evacuated or otherwise abandoned a number of places around the world -- large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans were to vanish from the planet altogether. Collected here are recent scenes from nuclear-exclusion zones, blighted urban neighborhoods, towns where residents left to escape violence, unsold developments built during the real estate boom, ghost towns, and more. [41 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose:
Start Your Literacy Lesson With a Word Cloud Firstly, if you’ve not yet heard of or made word clouds before visit one of the websites below to start making them: We have recently been looking for ways to engage our Key Stage Two learners in improving their understanding of different word types. One way we’ve found to do this has been through the use of word clouds. At the beginning of some literacy lessons we have displayed a word cloud and then set the children the task of listing different types of words that they can find in the word cloud. The example below contains nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The children listed words they thought were examples of each.
Beds covered in moss, rubble strewn floors, crumbling German hotel left to rot for more than two decades Inhospitable: London photographer Andre Govia visited the abandoned hotel to capture the decay in a series of haunting pictures Dated: Time seems to have stood still inside the abandoned Plaza Hotel, located in Germany Its majestic dome still directed toward the heavens, now covered in graffiti and left to rust - inside the stunning abandoned astronomical observatory atop a Spanish mountain. Standing 2,605m above sea level in the region of Andalucia, the Mohon del Trigo observatory has been empty for nearly 40 years. Costa Concordia Today - Sunken Ship Pictures Courtesy of Jonathan Danko Kielkowski/White Press This month marks the four year anniversary of the Costa Concordia disaster, in which the Italian cruise ship capsized and sank after striking rocks off the coast of Tuscany. The crash killed 32 passengers and the boat's captain, Francesco Schettino, was later found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in jail for abandoning the ship while it sunk. In July 2014, the boat was towed from its resting place off the island of Giglio to the port city of Genoa, where it will be scrapped. The move adds up to the most expensive maritime wreck recovery of all time, with salvage totaling £1.2billion, according to Daily Mail.
Wordclouds in the Classroom There are now a number of online tools which are free to use to create wordclouds (images made from words) from your own text. These wordcloud images create a visual representation of the chosen text, with the frequency of the words in the text determining the relative sizes of each word in the image. Below you will find links to some of these online tools and examples of how they can be used in the classroom.
A Rich Woman Abandoned This Apartment In 1942. What They Just Found Inside Is Incredible. Madame de Florian was a French socialite and actress who fled to the south of France during World War II. She kept her apartment in Paris on the Right Bank near the Opéra Garnier, though, in case she wanted to return. However, she never went back to it after the war.
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