I've always believed that every city in the world has some ruins and abandoned buildings, spots that are forgotten and ignored but always full of stories to tell. Then, there are also ghost towns -- entire towns that used to be bustling with life, but are now crumbling and rotting away with the passing of time. A Tokyo-based Italian photographer has been taking photos of a popular ghost town in Japan, and I should say they're seriously fascinating.
Many people travel to sunnier places to avoid the cold during winter, but I knew I had to go to Venice, for the city's mysterious, foggy appeal and seeming emptiness that adds to its unique atmosphere. So it's there where I spent five days on my own for my winter holiday!