Hubert Blanz Explores Urban Spaces in Hectic Highway Photos

May 21, 2014
Photos of City From Above

Source: Zeitraumzeit

Anyone who has ever traversed the busy streets of a crowded city will immediately relate to the overwhelming chaos that defines Hubert Blanz’s photography. His artwork is devoid of people, but full of complex architecture. By stacking and manipulating images of roads, homes and cars atop one another, Blanz creates an urban nightmare in which concrete pandemonium reigns. The series, Roadshow, builds upon images of pre-existing roads, intersections, freeways and bridges to create a masterpiece that’s equal parts overwhelming and intriguing.

Roadshow Photographs

Source: Hubert Blanz

Roadshow 4 by Hubert Blanz

Source: Hubert Blanz

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The Many Ghosts Of Bokor Hill Station

May 2, 2014

Perched atop a quaint Cambodian landscape, Bokor Hill Station was once a thriving French resort town where visitors sought solace from the oppressive heat of nearby capital Phnom Penh. Yet after being abandoned twice, all that’s left is a ghost town punctuated by spectral, decaying buildings.

Abandoned City in Cambodia

Source: Wikipedia

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Don’t Be That Guy: An Animated GIF Guide To Surviving New York (And Any Other City)

April 25, 2014

The pace is manic, there are seemingly a billion people crammed into a very small space, and it feels as though you are annoying each and every one of those one billion. Just going to New York is a feat in itself, but luckily Nathan Plye has created an entertaining guide so that getting around New York City is more manageable for you and it’s residents. Enjoy his animated GIF guide to surviving New York (and most other cities on the planet):

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7 Creepy Abandoned Cities

April 22, 2014
Abandoned Cities Sanzhi Dark Skies

Source: Karma Decay

Across the world are cities and places that once thrived but now lay in ruins. These abandoned cities, which are often referred to as ghost towns, can be as beautiful as they are haunting. Their decay causes our imaginations to run wild, conjuring images of a place lost to time and just what kinds of life may have passed through its city limits. Some have rich and glorious pasts while others have a dark and troubled history.

Abandoned Cities: Sanzhi Pod City

Sanzhi Reflecting Pool

Source: Blogspot

Sanzhi Pod City is located just outside of New Taipei City, Taiwan. Construction of this UFO style housing development began in 1978, and was intended to be a vacation resort marketed toward US military personnel. After several fatal car accidents during construction and an equally devastating loss of investment, the project was scrapped.

Many attribute the pod city’s bad luck to the bisecting of a Chinese dragon statue near the front gates in order to widen the road. Though the area had become a tourist curiosity and the subject of an MTV film, the pods were demolished in 2010 to make way for a commercial seaside resort.

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The Serene Symmetry Of Sapporo, Japan

April 9, 2014

Sapporo City

Sapporo is home to as much history as it is beauty; in 1972, it hosted the Winter Olympics, making it the first Winter Olympics ever held in Asia.

What We Love This Week, Volume XXVIII

August 23, 2013

Day To Night In The World’s Most Iconic Cities

Movement in the world’s most populous cities never stops, and neither should the photographic exposure of it. Not content with capturing these dynamic metropolises at a single moment in time, it was not uncommon for photographer Stephen Wilkes to spend around 15 hours a day shooting 1,500 of the same subject (so around 100 photos per hour, or a little under two photos per minute). Wilkes’ project took him all the way from DC to Jerusalem to Shanghai; for more stunning shots, head over to The Daily Mail.

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