Results tagged “abandoned” from kwc blog

Art and Architecture link roundup

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Deserted island

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photoThis is a deserted island of a different sort. Gunkanjima is a very small island in Japan where coal was discovered. As with the discovery of any valuable natural resource, the land was quickly developed, and then abandoned once it was no longer viable. The pictures of this now-deserted island are eerily interesting.
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(via boingboing)

Land of the Lost

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After reading about the London tube stations in Gaiman's Neverwhere, I really enjoyed rummaging through these sites that were linked to off of Making Light:
- Abandoned Stations
- Forgotten NY

Yangtze Dam

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A co-worker of mine recently took a trip to the Three Gorges region and came back with pictures of the work there, including plans for the huge dam. One of the interesting photos he had was of a small city that had been relocated higher up the river bank. You could see the old abandoned city below and the new city essentially rising out of it. Soon I guess it will be like Atlantis.

I was reminded of my co-worker's trip after reading this Washington Post article, which makes me scared about the whole affair. Here's a short summary of the scarier points:
- "Officials have been arrested for providing construction companies with shoddy materials"
- "Of the 90 tributaries entering the reservoir, 60 are now considered heavily polluted"
- "Millions of water rats have scampered up the bank... their carcasses will now roll back into the reservoir laden with poison."
- "Each year, the area around Chongqing will dump 350 million cubic meters of wastewater and 400 million cubic meters of industrial waste into the reservoir"