These “Evil Eyes” by Bedrock Industries illustrate the growing trend in recycled art – reusing discarded glass and other castoffs in a creative and colourful manner while drawing attention to the importance of recycling.
Emerging from the sand of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Mano del Desierto – or Hand of the Desert – by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, looks like the vestige of a lost civilisation, representing human vulnerability and helplessness.
These beautiful abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Romagnano al Monte in southern Italy were destroyed by the Irpinia earthquake in 1980.
In Part 3 of our weekly link round-up, we explore multiple abandoned places and a range of other fascinating subjects, from full scale aircraft mock-ups used as movie props to seven lesser known wonders of the world.
Urban Ghosts has featured the silent Cincinnati Subway previously. But we thought this atmospheric new photograph, of what is arguably one of the city’s most haunting abandoned places, ought to be showcased.
These bright murals splashing colour across rundown walls amid abandoned buildings and deserted streets make us question the line between art and graffiti. Either way, there’s no questioning the creativity of the street artists behind them.
Seasteading – the concept of creating autonomous communities at sea – offers a sustainable solution to dealing with abandoned oil rigs and other redundant offshore platforms. Such oceanic dwellings could even be a reality by 2014.
Among the ruins of abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Rhyolite, the “bottle house” is made up of 50,000 discarded beer and liquor bottles, many collected from more than 50 saloons that once served the old mining settlement.
In Part Three of our weekly link round-up, we’ve featured a selection of interesting articles including our staple abandoned places and urban exploration, as well as other oddities that fall into the overall realm of “alternative travel”.
World Discoverer may not be the largest cruise ship wreck to haunt the ocean, but it’s certainly one of the most accessible. Reclining in Roderick Bay in the Solomon Islands, most of the ship is above water and has become something of a tourist attraction.