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A World Without People - In Focus

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: A tree grows from the top of a chimney in an abandoned factory yard in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, on October 2 , 2011. A bust of Confucius rests at an abandoned workshop in the town of Dangcheng in Quyang county, 240 km (150 miles) southwest of Beijing, on December 7, 2011. Ivy grows over a street in Tomioka town, Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on August 19, 2011. Related:  Urban Exploration!

17 Abandoned Places Around The World That You Probably Didn’t Know About Abandoned cities — even buildings — capture our imagination. From their history to their current dilapidated state, they never fail to invoke the curiosity within us. Who lived there? Why is it abandoned? 1. German miners settled on this desolate place after finding that the area was rich in diamonds. Destination Truth had a “ghost hunt” and heard some eerie things in Kolmanskop. The town is now bathed with sand, with the grit filling up the first floor of some buildings. 2. Humberstone used to be a saltpeter refinery in northern Chile — it has since been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. The closest city is located 48 kilometers (or roughly 30 miles) west of Humberstone. 3. Also known as Battleship Island, Hashima Island is approximately 9 kilometers (roughly 5.6 miles) off the coast of Nagasaki. The island was developed to mine coal and was bought by Mitsubishi in 1890. Hashima Island was completely left abandoned 1974 — after Mitsubishi formally closed the mines. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Eric Tabuchi Alphabet Truck . 2008 + Eric Tabuchi . THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Eric Tabuchi no persigue números sino letras.Su libro “Alphabet Truck” (2008) es el resultado de recorrer miles de kilómetros por autopista a la búsqueda de camiones en cuyo dorso aparezca una letra del abecedario.Fundación Foto Colectania Abandoned Buildings in New York City Hart Island The empty pavilion has a room filled with used shoes and a hall that has tree branches growing inside the building. There is also an empty, decrepit chapel that is creepy as they come. Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital Completely covered in white paint, the building is as beautiful as it is creepy. Beekman Palace 5 Beekman Street was built in 1882 and is the earliest surviving “fireproof” office building of the pre-skyscraper period. Loew’s 46th Street Theatre This abandoned theatre originally opened in 1927 and still has that jazzy aura intact in its architectural details underneath the rubble. 5pointz In a country where street art is still considered vandalism, 5pointz, the largest graffiti exhibit in the world, is very special to the world of aerosol artists. North Brother Island North Brother Island has been virtually untouched by humans since the sixties, when it housed a functioning psychiatric hospital. Gowanus’ Batcave Fort Totten Creedmoor State Hospital’s Building 25

Breathtaking Photographs of the Canadian Mountains by Paul Zizka Photographer Paul Zizka has captured a beautiful self-portrait series in the remote areas of the Canadian Rockies… Paul Zizka abandoned buildings | :: BerDerp™ :: Last weekend my friend and I took a step into some very trashed ruins of what was once the worlds largest outdoor pool — the Fleishhacker Pool. This behemoth opened in 1925, held 6 million gallons and could accommodate 10,000 swimmers. All that is left now is the 450 foot long pool house. The pool was paved over years ago by the SF Zoo. (from TerraStories): The year was 1921 and only a few years earlier, a grand scheme to bring water to the city of San Francisco came to fruition. “Spring Valley Water Company was the quintessential symbol of Pork Barrel Spending in post-Earthquake San Francisco. “To this day, the city depends on the water of Hetch Hetchy, but it came at a cost – the valley was considered only second to Yosemite Valley itself before it was inundated by the waters of the dam. “the Fleishhacker Pool opened in April of 1925 to a crowd of 5,000. “These wings were naturally illuminated by 22 skylights. [back westerly side] See the entire Flickr set here

Perfectly Timed Photography paul0v2 Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:12 This post is a collection of the most awesome & perfectly timed photography. To show that sometimes you don't need to be the best photographer and have the best equipment, you just need to have the right timing and these guys sure got that down. Enjoy! Share this post with your friends and followers using: The 7 Most Infamous U.S. Public Housing Projects For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and rap lyrics detail the deadening effects of concentrated poverty and misguided public policy that these “projects” have become. 7) Pruitt-Igoe, St. Louis MO Designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who later designed the World Trade Center towers, Pruitt-Igoe was first occupied in 1954 but completed in 1956. Unlike most public housing plots, Pruitt-Igoe survived for only a short period of time. By 1971, Pruitt–Igoe housed only six hundred people in 17 of its original 33 buildings. 6) Queensbridge Houses, Queens NY The 3,142-unit Queensbridge Houses is the largest public housing development in the U.S.

‎ In this series she contrasts the fashion worn by the mainstream and counter-culture of each decade. She gives painstaking detail to the makeup and fashion sense of each group, and goes so far as to make the photos look like they came from the decade they represent. 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s Share this incredible artist's hard work with your friends by clicking below! Source: Bored Panda America’s Most Famous And Now Extinct Housing Projects For decades, poverty has poured through the halls of America’s poorest citizens housed in crime-ridden, severely distressed public housing developments across the nation. St. Louis was one of the first municipalities to reverse the trend of urban construction, demolishing its infamous Pruitt-Igoe development in the 1970s. But it was not until the late 1980s that other urban centers seriously considered a large-scale urban renewal program. To evaluate and ultimately revitalize these urban monoliths, Congress established the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing in 1989. As a result, the 1990s saw several major cities demolish their dilapidated and dangerous housing developments. Cabrini Green, Chicago IL Long considered the nations worst public housing authority, Chicago’s plans to eradicate its decrepit high-rise buildings were highlighted by the demolition of two of the nation’s most storied public housing developments. Somerset Court, Baltimore MD