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Monthly Archives: March 2014
As an ongoing interest I post pictures of abandoned areas which have their own creepy art to them. The form of photography is sometimes referred to as haikyo, or ruins, in Japanese, based on the original photographs of the abandoned amusement parks there.
Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World
There are more abandoned cities than you’d think. But they’re also probably at least as creepy as you would imagine in your nightmares. Take a look at these ghost towns and get even more close and personal with Chernobyl Diaries, Now Playing. posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:07pm EDT
Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation.
Via Flickr: ch0jin
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.
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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.
Formerly a bustling diamond mining town, after the market declined, inhabitants began leaving the town after WWI; by 1954, it was completely deserted. As it was an enclave for German colonialists for many years, the architecture is not only out of place, but its abandonment enhances it even more.
Oradour-sur-Glane was a village destroyed by a German military unit in 1944, killing 642 of its inhabitants. Although a new village was built nearby to replace it, today the original village stands as a memorial.
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Centralia was once a prosperous mining town, but in 1962 a mine fire broke out, which continues to burn off the coal underground to this day. As a result, its population is 10 as of 2010, making it one of the least-populated municipalities in Pennsylvania.
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Random Humor for your enjoyment. Sorry about the slow posts this week, been dealing with a lot of stuff…sigh…
Here are a few maps I am reposting from a map site that I found interesting:
Cosplay pictures for your Saturday. Enjoy!
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec can be seen for free on Netflix and I recommend it. It is subtitled in English, being a French film, but that does not detract from the whimsical nature. Though set in the early 1900s, it has a Steampunk flair to it. The lead is Adele Blanc-Sec, a female adventurer similar to Indiana Jones. The film includes pterodactyls, mummies, mysticism, action and lots of humor. It keeps up the light tone throughout and is fun for all. A family could easily watch as it would be rated most likely G or PG-13.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (French: Les Aventures extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec), released as Adèle: Rise of the Mummy in Malaysia and Singapore, is a 2010 French fantasy adventure feature film written and directed by Luc Besson. It is loosely based on the comic book series of the same name by Jacques Tardi and, as in the comic, follows the eponymous writer and a number of recurring side characters in a succession of far-fetched incidents in 1910s Paris and beyond, in this episode revolving around parapsychology and ultra-advanced Ancient Egyptian technology, which both pastiche and subvert adventure and speculative fiction of the period. The primarily live-action film, shot in Super 35, incorporates much use of computer animation to portray its fanciful elements and contemporary action film special and visual effects within the form of the older-style adventure films they have largely superseded.
Cute dog pictures to cheer up your Monday…
The following are Steampunk photographs taken during the Wild Wild West Con 3 at Old Tucson Studios in Tucson, Arizona. They were taken by Paul Davis of Paul Davis Photography and reposted here by his permission. As you know, Steampunk is the science fiction from the Age of Steam, roughly 1830-1900 or during the Victorian Era in England and the period in the United States that saw the Civil War, Indian Wars and the Wild West. WWWC3 is the only Steampunk event held in a rebuilt period western town. Over 300 movies and TV series have been filmed at Old Tucson Studios and the event is planned by the Arizona Steampunk Society, of which I am a proud member. Enjoy!
Random Humor for your weekend enjoyment!