Interesting Articles & Photographs Of Cities By All That Is Interesting

A Modern Mecca

The Royal Clock Of Mecca

Who says that pilgrimage destinations have to look as old as they are? Located in Saudi Arabia, the architects of the Abraj Al Bait Towers–otherwise known as Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower–strove to foster a modernized and record-breaking mecca for its visitors. The towers boast the title of world’s largest clock face and world’s tallest hotel.

Marveling At Madrid

Spain’s capital city is a confusingly charming mix of tradition, modernity and massive thoroughfares whose side streets have the warmth and kitsch of a small town. It’s a city that never sleeps but rather siestas in the afternoon. It defies much logic but you love it anyway.

The Ghost City Of Ordos

Ghost City of Ordos Photograph

Ordos is one of the great ghost cities of China. Located in the province of Inner Mongolia, over a million new residences were developed in the 1990s during a regional mining boom. With mines empty, inhabitants have moved on, leaving a ghost city of empty houses and apartment buildings. Read more about Ordos at the BBC.

Close Pop-in
Like All That Is Interesting

Get The Most Fascinating Content On The Web In Your Facebook Feed