There's a wonderful set of photographs of "Abandoned Italian discoteques" over at Slate. I love this stuff. I'd love to visit these places and take my own photos, or do a small gig, or something fun and creative. Unfortunately, these wonderful buildings serve a more "real" purpose today:
I'd love to have some "underground parties" in a space like this...
... or this...
Here's a link to the actual photography project that Slate's referring to.
The way these ruins can just be abandoned kind-of reminds me of Egypt, where we saw thousands of buildings abandoned or unfinished. They could abandon buildings because the climate was so dry that they wouldn't rot. In BC we can't get away with that; abandoned buildings rot quickly and usually get torn down. Perhaps that's why I like these "modern ruins" so much; we simply can't have them here, so they're particularly exotic to me.
Recently, thanks to Kottke.org, I learned about The Daily Overview, a site that gives you an interesting satellite or 90° photo every day. I've seen a bunch of them before, but I bet I'll be checking the site regularly from here on out.
Here are a few of my favorites from recent postings:
Amazon | DailyMotion
DeviantArt | Duolingo | Flickr | FVRL | Kik
LinkedIn | MeetUp | MySpace | Pinterest |
Playstation | Reddit | Snapchat
Spotify | The Internet Archive
Tinder | Tumblr | Twitter | Vimeo | VK | WattPad