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Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins
Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. If you find beauty in urban decay, in the crumbling and abandoned places of yesteryear, you’ll want to read on. Here are 10 of the most amazing, beautiful and creepy abandoned places in the modern world. Abandoned Submarine Base, Ukraine In a bay on the northern shores of the Black Sea, the Soviet army maintained an elaborate submarine base throughout much of the Cold War. Abandoned Submarine Base Gallery The Ruins of Detroit by Marchand and Meffre In the United States, few cities have felt the burn of urban decay more than Detroit. Ruins of Detroit Gallery Beelitz Military Hospital, Berlin Beelitz Military Hospital Gallery

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Abandoned Six Flags Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. 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. 22 Incredible Photos of Faraway Places Thailand Chances are you already know Steve McCurry as the man who took one of the most iconic photos of our time. It was of a 12-year-old Afghan refugee girl who's piercing green eyes told us her harrowing story. The image itself was named "the most recognized photograph" in the history of the National Geographic magazine and her face became famous as the cover photograph on their June 1985 issue.

Human bones take part in an artistic project against violence The skeleton bones you see in these pictures are real human bones, believe it or not. Francois Robert purchased some old metal lockers several years ago at an auction, and one of the lockers contained real human bones, so he figured out that he had to use them in some way. The result was to make different shapes that are 6 feet wide by using the bones – a project he called “Stop the Violence” that will make others aware of the violence caused by wars. The shapes are mostly inspired by war and ideologies, and they are everything from guns and bombs to the signs of the different religions.

32 Pictures To Help You Appreciate The Awesomeness Of Nature October 12, 2010 | 136 Comments » | Topics: Awesome, Nature Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories Improve your photography with clasical art. Adjusting your photographs to get the color 'just right' can be a chore. Think about this: The Old Masters of painting spent years of their lives learning about color. Why let all their effort go to waste on the walls of some museum when it could be used to give you a hand with color correction? Houses Gone Wild We think of feral dogs as dangerous, foreboding and to-be-avoid – but wild houses have a strange allure despite (or likely because) they are abandoned abodes, deserted homes gone from domestic spaces slowly back to nature. As photographer James D Griffioen muses, the Latin root refers both to while beasts but also to something that belongs to the dead, gone back to the Earth. Some of his shots capture this process at an incredibly late stage, such as the house above which is entirely camouflaged by the greenery that has grown to cover it – only discernible because the branches and vines conform to the shape of the structure. Others photos catch the domestic devolution at intermediate stages, snapshots of partial overgrowth where there is still some strange balance of building and nature – one could almost imagine someone still occupying this structure and simply never leaving it.

The List Blog Ford Strikers Riot Photographer: Milton Brooks Year: 1942 Pulitzer Ford Strikers Riot was taken during the 1941 workers' strike at a Fordmanufacturing plant. The picture shows a worker beating a strikebreaker,who is trying to protect himself by pulling his coat over his head and face.Describing the circumstances surrounding the photo, Milton Brooks said, "Itook the picture quickly, hid the camera under my coat and ducked into thecrowd. A lot of people would have liked to wreck that picture."

How to Suck at Facebook All artwork and content on this site is Copyright © 2015 Matthew Inman. Please don't steal. TheOatmeal.com was lovingly built using CakePHP 30 Moon Photos like You Never Saw Before During the full moon on March 19th 2011 the moon was only 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away. The closest it’s been in almost 20 years. It appeared 14 percent bigger and 30% brighter than usual on that particular day.

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