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Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World
Pripyat, Ukraine Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation. Sanzhi District, Taiwan The “Sanzhi UFO houses” were a major development project for some pretty unusual-looking vacation homes, which was abandoned in 1978 before it could be completed. The site was demolished in 2008, and is now being redeveloped. Craco, Italy Craco was a medieval village built high up on a steep summit for defensive reasons, but recurring earthquakes eventually made it impossible to sustain. Today, less than 800 people live there in a commune, while the majority remains eerily uninhabited. Kolmanskop, Namibia Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. Oradour-sur-Glane, France Oradour-sur-Glane was a village destroyed by a German military unit in 1944, killing 642 of its inhabitants.

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The world without us: Chernobyl Nature has made a determined comeback In the 20 years since Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 turned a bustling Soviet city into a ghost town. The people are gone, and in their place are now thriving populations of deer, elk, wild boar, wolves, and even lynx. Trees are pushing up through Lenin Avenue and moss is clinging to the broken sidewalks and abandoned buildings throughout the 19-miles that make up the Exclusion Zone. Tim Mousseau of the University of South Carolina has been studying the effects of radiation on Chernobyl's wildlife, and told National Geographic that despite the higher levels of genetic abnormalities, "one of the great ironies of this particular tragedy is that many animals are doing considerably better than when the humans were there."

Jonas Liveröd Here you can buy limited edition fine art prints by Swedish artist Jonas Liveröd. All artworks are giclee printed on 308gsm Hahnemühle fine art paper. Each artwork is a limited edition, either signed on the print or comes with a signed and numbered Cetificate of Authenticity. Jonas Liverod is a Malmoe based artist born in 1974 in Kristinehamn, Sweden. He has done several acclaimed art exhibitions throughout the years and his works have been published in numerous books and magazines around the world.

102 Year Old Abandoned Ship Grows A Forest In the notoriously polluted waters of Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia, there is a Floating Forrest flourishing on an abandoned 102-year-old transport vessel. It looks like something out of a movie or some type of art installation, but what makes this juxtaposition of nature and industry so majestic is that the plant-life flourishing on this ancient ship came into being through natural causes. This amazing ship is the SS Ayrfield, a 1,140-tonne vessel built in 1911 as a steam collier that was later used in WWII as a transport ship. In 1972 the SS Ayrfield was brought to Homebush Bay to be dismantled. Lackadaisy Expressions Boy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I started this. I've had requests for some sort of expressions tutorial dating back a while now, so I figured, "Sure! I can explain expression drawing...and it'll be way better than all those tutorials out there that are nothing but charts of generic expressions.

10 Most Beautiful Villages in Europe From the Alps to the Mediterranean, these frozen-in-time European villages will make you appreciate the beauty of taking it slow. Reaching some of these European beauties requires extra effort, yet the rewards are dazzling. Your eyes will thank you. Hallstatt, Austria The storybook town of Hallstatt in central Austria enjoys a gorgeous setting on the bank of the Hallstätter See, between the pristine lake and a lush mountain that rises dramatically from the water’s edge. A history of salt mining dating back thousands of years has translated into enduring prosperity for the town, which is most evident in the beautiful square ringed with ivy-covered buildings.

Chris Jordan - In Katrina's Wake This series, photographed in New Orleans in November and December of 2005, portrays the cost of Hurricane Katrina on a personal scale. Although the subjects are quite different from those in my earlier Intolerable Beauty series, this project is motivated by the same concerns about our runaway consumerism. There is evidence to suggest that Katrina was not an entirely natural event like an earthquake or tsunami. Avner Dorman Avner Dorman ( Hebrew : אבנר דורמן) (born April 14, 1975 in Tel Aviv , Israel ) is an Israeli-born composer of contemporary classical music. Biography [ edit ] Avner Dorman holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from the Juilliard School [ 1 ] where he studied as a C.V. The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places photos. 1.

Newspaper Blackout Poetry Sometimes in life you can only grasp the true beauty of things when you read between the lines. That is exactly what Austin Kleon has been doing to old newspapers. Using a black marker, he takes away the words he doesn’t need, creating new poetic verses. He has compiled his poetry into a book called Newspaper Blackout and invites others to upload their own blackout poetry on his Tumblr page. The 16 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel Right Now There’s a characteristic of our generation that can only be described as severe restlessness. I am not specifically referring to the number of friends you have who are prescribed Adderall; although that’s definitely another cultural trend I could discuss in length. What I’m talking about is a restlessness of the soul, the wandering spirit, a culture of nomads.

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 27 Incredible Once In A Lifetime Shots Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2013 in Gallery | 47 comments Today we collect photos that we can see only one in lifetime and that if we had a luck to see it. These are the photos which we must save and enjoy in them all the time, because they are moment of an amazing history. List of the 30 incredible once in a lifetime shots is something that we will love and enjoy every day.

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.

Man Creates Incredible Art With Nothing But A Pair Of Snowshoes You'd think living in a place with snow on the ground seven months out of the year would mean I'd be really good at making stuff out of it. Forts, snowmen, sculptures! But no, I mostly just resent the stuff. That said, I do admire people who can make cool stuff with it. Like Simon Beck, who makes huge art pieces with only a pair of snowshoes. Each year Simon heads out into the freshly fallen snow near a French ski resort and carefully tramples about, creating incredibly complex patterns that can only be appreciated from above.

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