Tag: ghost town

  • Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    written by pinkpix on 2011-11-06 #places
    Chernobyl/Prypiat: A Silent City

    September 2011, Marije (s0y) and I finally took the trip we wanted to do for so long, visit Ukraine, Kiev and in particular, the 30km exclusion zone around Chernobyl, with the ghost town of Prypiat. When I saw the bumper carts, I almost cried. Afterwards, we were exhausted; there was so much to take in. And bringing too many cameras is never a good idea. ;)

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  • Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    written by vicuna on 2011-01-14 #places
    Shantytown: Back in the Goldmining Past of New Zealand

    The Greymouth area on the west coast of New Zealand doesn't have a lot to offer but there's one spot that's worth a visit. It's called Shantytown, and is the reconstitution of a XIX century goldmining village. Come and have a little travel back in time!

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  • St. Elmo: A Preserved Ghost Town in Colorado

    written by charliewagers on 2013-09-27 #places
    St. Elmo: A Preserved Ghost Town in Colorado

    St. Elmo is a ghost town, located at 9,961 feet (3,036 m) in the Sawatch Mountains in Colorado. Once a flourishing gold and silver mining town, it became deserted when the industry declined. It's still accessible today through a thirty-minute drive outside of Buena Vista.

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  • Tales from Nichitsu: Haikyo in Film by Riccardo Parenti

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-16
    Tales from Nichitsu: Haikyo in Film by Riccardo Parenti

    Last week, we introduced you to Riccardo Parenti's beautiful film photographs around Nichitsu, a popular ghost town around three hours away from Tokyo. We got in touch with Parenti soon after and asked him to tell us more about his ongoing project and experiences in the famous haikyo ("abandoned place").

  • Romantic Europe: The Ruins of Poggioreale

    written by ajscardina on 2012-03-28 #places
    Romantic Europe: The Ruins of Poggioreale

    Set on the western corner of the island of Sicily, about fifteen minutes north of the modern town of Poggioreale, are the ruins of the old town of Poggioreale. Destroyed in the 1968 earthquake, the ruins are now overgrown, open to visitors, and well worth a wander.

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