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The Ghostly Remains Of Bodie, California

Bodie California

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Tucked just east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California is a sprinkling of empty, wood-paneled buildings that once composed the town of Bodie.

In the late 19th century, miners discovered astonishing quantities of gold ore within the area. Soon, people around the world traveled en masse to the site, extracting nearly 10,000 tons of ore from the mines.

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Artist Makes A “Flower House” To Breathe New Life Into Detroit

Preview of Flower Installation Project

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Images of Detroit’s abandoned homes and buildings convey a sad, quiet beauty that hints at the city’s forgotten abundance. Yet floral designer Lisa Waud is giving one condemned building a second chance at life. As her recent trial run of Flower House shows, abandoned structures are the perfect backdrop for fresh flora. Offering a scene evocative of a darkly romantic fairytale, the project’s preview confirms that Flower House will surely be this year’s floral highlight.

Chair Upholstered with Flowers

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21 Stunning Photos Of Abandoned Bulgarian Towns

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This former dairy farm looks to have been pulled directly out of a scene from a post-apocalyptic film. The ominous sign on the gate reads “No Entry!”
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As the Soviet Union began to collapse in 1989, Bulgaria entered a new, challenging phase of its development. While the Bulgarian state eventually abandoned communist ideologies for more market-oriented practices, their memory remains in the form of abandoned infrastructure.

These spectral structures stoke the imagination of many, one such person being Bulgarian photographer Hristo Uzunov. From his home base in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, Uzunov has spent two years drawing out what he calls “The Abandoned Bulgaria” through photos, traveling to more than twenty of these deserted locations to capture their existence, perhaps to remind the nation of its past as knowledge of it recedes from memory.

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