7 Creepy Abandoned Cities

April 22, 2014
Abandoned Cities Sanzhi Dark Skies

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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

Abandoned Cities Sanzhi Reflecting Pool

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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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5 of the World’s Most Underrated Nature Photographers

April 20, 2014

When it comes to photography, much attention is paid to those who excel at capturing the intricacies of the human form. The work of landscape photographers, then, is often brushed to the side. Unlike with human models, nature photographers are not able to direct their subjects’ behavior; rather, they must adapt their own behavior to it. Such realities render the genre quite difficult and yet that much more rewarding. The following photographers deserve credit for allowing us to perceive all that is around us in a different way, prompting us to admire the beauty in the topography and sky we have become blindly accustomed to.

Kilian Schoenberger

Kilian Schoenberger is a 28 year-old German landscape photographer whose artistic visions are not hindered by the fact that he is colorblind. His work has recently been compared to the landscapes that could have served as backdrop to the Brothers Grimm fairy tales; moody and mystical, with an air of otherworldliness – which he hopes will inspire people to simply relax.

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Che Guevara And Fidel Castro, Fellow Marxists And Fishermen

April 19, 2014

Che Guevara Fidel Castro Fishing 1960

The Marxists that fish together stay together. Taking a moment to relax soon after coming to power in Cuba, Latin American leaders Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fish together in 1960.

Alex MacLean’s Mesmerizing Aerial Photography

April 18, 2014

Alex MacLean’s photography is unique to say the least. Unlike most of his peers, as both a photographer and pilot, MacLean takes most of his pictures by sticking a camera out of the cockpit window of his Cessna 182 plane. With such an incredible vantage point, MacLean captures aerial images that uncover perspectives unseen by most of the world. Check out some of the best of his aerial photography in the images below.

Incredible Sand Plumes by Alex MacLean

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What We Love This Week, Volume LXI

April 18, 2014

Iconic Images Of New York City, Now In Color

Arguably the most important city in the world, New York City has been host to a number of influential ideas, figures and events for centuries. While black and white photography has captured much of it, these images assume a new–and even more engaging–light when colored. Lucky for us, the Roosevelts have compiled a fantastic gallery of the finest New York photography–be it Babe Ruth the year he joined the Yankees, the Lanier Hotel, or Malcolm X chatting with Muhammad Ali–but in color.

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10 Pictures of Three-Week-Old Baby Meerkats That Will Make You Say Aww

April 10, 2014

Meerkats are pretty darn cute. With their tall, slender bodies and expressive faces, these critters are often caught perched on their two hind feet, scanning the savanna for predators. That being said, baby meerkats are even cuter. Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas recently traveled to the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana to snap pictures of the beloved creatures. While there, Burrard-Lucas had the pleasure of capturing various images of a meerkat community that included some three-week-old baby meerkats. The resulting photos are playful, adorable and sure to brighten your day.

As you can see in this short clip, the baby meerkats enjoyed the photoshoot almost as much as Burrard-Lucas did:

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