The Dreadful Beauty Of Abandoned Places

Kieron Connolly’s new book of photographs of more than 100 once-busy and often elegant buildings gives an idea of how the world might look if humankind disappeared.

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Rubjerg Knude lighthouse, northern Jutland, Denmark. This lighthouse was built on the top of a cliff in 1900 and ceased operating in 1968. With coastal erosion and continually shifting sands a major problem in the area, it is anticipated that by 2023 the cliff will have been eroded so far that the lighthouse will fall into the sea. (Photo by Elisabeth Coelfen/Dreamstime)

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Rotunda, Wola Gasworks, Warsaw. Opened in 1888, destroyed during the second world war, then rebuilt, the Wola gasworks finally closed in the early 1970s when the city switched to using natural gas. Today, part of the gasworks is a museum, but other areas, such as the rotunda, remain dilapidated. (Photo by Fotorince/Dreamstime.com)

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City Hall station, New York City. Designed as a showpiece for New York’s new subway system, City Hall station (towards the southern tip of Manhattan) opened in 1904. It’s an elegant structure in Romanesque revival style with skylights, coloured glass and brass chandeliers, but because of its tightly curved platform longer subway carriages were unable to stop there. It was always a quiet station, and passenger services were discontinued in 1945. (Photo by Michael Freeman/Alamy Stock Photo)

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Oradour-sur-Glane, Haute-Vienne, central France. On June 10, 1944, 642 inhabitants of this village – men, women and children – were massacred by the Nazis. Officer Adolf Diekmann had been ordered to take 30 hostages to use in bargaining for the release of a German officer held by the French Resistance. Instead, he ordered the whole village be rounded up and killed, claiming retaliation for local partisan activity. An investigation was begun, but Diekmann was killed in battle shortly after. After the war President de Gaulle ordered that the village be maintained as a memorial to the massacre. (Photo by ABCDK/Depositphotos)

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Clapham North deep-level air-raid shelter, London. During the second world war, eight deep-level air-raid shelters were constructed beneath London Underground tunnels. Accommodating 8,000 people each, the shelters had bunk beds, canteens, toilets and medical posts. After the war the shelters were used for archive storage and even as temporary hostels. Since 2012, Clapham North shelter has been used as an urban farm, growing herbs and salad leaves. (Photo by Robert Stainforth/Alamy Stock Photo)

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Hachijo Royal Hotel, Hachijojima, Japan. This is what happens to a hotel when there are no guests and, apparently, no gardeners. The Hachijo Royal opened in 1963 when Hachijojima, a volcanic island 178 miles directly south of Tokyo, was being promoted as the Hawaii of Japan. It closed in 2003. (Photo by Sean Pavone/Dreamstime)

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Plymouth courthouse building, Montserrat. When the Soufrière Hills volcano erupted in July 1995, Montserrat’s capital was completely buried by ash. Following further eruptions, two-thirds of the population left as half of the island became uninhabitable. In theory, Plymouth is still the capital, giving it the unusual distinction of being the only ghost town that is also a capital city. (Photo by Richard Roscoe/Alamy Stock Photo)

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Bodie, Mono County, California. Gold was discovered at Bodie in 1859 (just after the initial California gold rush) and it went from mining camp to boomtown. Its decline began in 1880, when word spread of new boomtowns elsewhere. The Standard Consolidated Mine closed in 1913, and four years later the Bodie Railway was abandoned. By 1940 the population was down to 40. Today, Bodie is maintained in a state of arrested decay as a visitor attraction. (Photo by Alamy Stock Photo)

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Orpheum Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts. Owned by the French Sharpshooters Club of New Bedford, this theatre was leased to the Orpheum Circuit of vaudeville theatres and cinemas. In 1928, Orpheum became part of Radio-Keith-Orpheum, better known as RKO, the Hollywood movie studio and distribution company. The Sharpshooters sold the building in 1962 and it was used for a while as storage by a tobacco company. The space remains empty. (Photo by Frank C. Grace)

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Canfranc station, Spain. As one of the gateways between France and Spain, Canfranc station, high in the Pyrenees, was designed in an art nouveau style, only to become an elegant anachronism. It was built in 1928, but international traffic ceased in 1970 when a railway bridge on the French side collapsed and wasn’t rebuilt. A couple of local trains still run each day on the Spanish side. (Photo by Victor Torres/Stocksy)

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Uyuni Train Cemetery, Bolivia. In the late 19th century, the Andean town of Uyuni served as a distribution hub for trains carrying minerals to Pacific ports. After the mining industry collapsed in the 1940s, the railways fell into ruin, leaving the trains to the harsh winds blowing off the Uyuni flats, the world’s largest salt plain. Today, though, the rusting, graffiti-covered hulks have become one of Uyuni’s attractions. (Photo by Javarman/Dreamstime)

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尾上松緑、集団感染の舞台に激怒 「ふざけるなよ」「慎め、餓鬼」「舞台を舐めるなよ」「万死に値する」

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歌舞伎俳優の尾上松緑が12日、ブログを更新し、新型コロナウイルスのクラスターを発生した舞台について「ふざけるなよ」「舞台を舐めるなよ」など厳しい言葉で主催者、関係者を叱責した。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10260002.html

誰かに愛されたかった。道行く人全員に尻尾を振り続けていた野良犬の物語(スリランカ)

野良犬が飼い主を見つける

愛されたかった。野良犬が飼い主を見つけるまでの物語 image credit: youtube

 3年前、スリランカの中部州ヌワラ・エリヤの路上に1匹の野良の子犬が暮らしていた。その子犬は、人間からの愛情を求めて、誰かが通り過ぎるたびに尻尾を振り続けていた。

 タイから訪れていたゾウの救済団体メンバーらは、偶然その子犬に遭遇した。抱きしめて立ち去ろうとすると必死に彼らの後をついてくる。メンバーらは、その場で急遽、子犬の飼い主を探すことに。
 
 そうして運よく飼い主が見つかりその3年後、メンバーは再びスリランカを訪れ、犬と再会した。犬は当時のように尻尾を振って走り寄った。彼のことをちゃんと覚えていたのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52292672.html

姫路市・24歳母親殺害事件の吉直優一容疑者、過去にタクシー強盗致傷で逮捕されていたことが判明

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兵庫県姫路市の集合住宅の一室で住人の田口朱音さん(24)が腹部を刺され殺害された事件で、県警飾磨署捜査本部は13日、殺人容疑で自称住居不定のアルバイト、吉直優一容疑者(36)を逮捕した。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10259998.html

フジ「ザ・ノンフィクション」12年に渡る過剰演出を出演者が告発 「ケンカしてください」 悲惨なヤラセの一部始終

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「全8回の放送とダイジェスト版とで計9回。12年間にわたってフェイクを流されてきました」 と告発したのは、『マキさんの老後』シリーズでおなじみのマキさんだ。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10259979.html

Julianna Barwick – In Light ft. Jónsi (Official Video) via…



Julianna Barwick - In Light ft. Jónsi (Official Video) via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKhIY4Qjaas // Taken from the album ‘Healing is a Miracle’, released 10 July on Ninja Tune: https://julianna.lnk.to/healingYo Dancer: Katie Malia Director / Editor: Joel Kazuo Knoernschild Producer: Katie Malia Director of Photography: Randy Wedick Costume Designer: Sami Martin Sarmiento Special Thanks: Angenieux Optimo Primes provided by Band Pro Film & Digital, Aliona Kononova. Follow Julianna Barwick - Spotify: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-sp Apple Music: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-am Instagram: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-ig Facebook: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-fb Twitter: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-tw Youtube: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-yt Bandcamp: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-bc Soundcloud: https://found.ee/juliannabarwick-sc #JuliannaBarwick #NinjaTune #Music http://vevo.ly/SeT5Bl

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【動画】 「お母さんが血まみれ」 姫路市で24歳女性が腹を刺され死亡事件、知人の36歳男を逮捕

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12日午後、兵庫県姫路市の集合住宅で女性が腹を刺され死亡しました。警察は未明に36歳の男を逮捕しました。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10259961.html

建物を真っ白に塗って暑さ対策。太陽熱を大幅に反射させ冷却効果を高めるテフロン入りの純白塗料の開発

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特殊な白のペンキで冷却効果 image by:Mariordo / wikimedia commons

 ジメジメした日々が続くが、梅雨が明けて夏が本番を迎えれば、太陽の光を反射して涼しさを保つには、黒よりも白い服がオススメだ。白色は太陽光の光を反射してくれるからだ。

  カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(アメリカ)の材料科学者たちは、これをぐっと突き詰めて、太陽から届く光のほとんどを反射してしまう純白ペイントを考案している。
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【動画】 「ボンビーガール」 チラ寸前の上京ガールに心配の声 「見えた!」「狙ってるよね?」「わざとスカート指定されてる・・」

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『幸せ!ボンビーガール』(日本テレビ系)で、一般女性の「パンツが見えてしまう」と視聴者がハラハラする一幕があった。番組が「わざとパンチラを狙っているのではないか」と指摘する声もあがっている。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10258270.html

田舎に移住してコンビニを始めた夫婦の衝撃エピソード 地元の子供が万引きして警察に通報したら・・

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どちらが悪いのか。



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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10259669.html

【画像】 山川恵里佳の現在の姿にネット衝撃 「誰だか全然分からない」「病んでるように見えた・・」

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タレントの山川恵里佳が7月5日、自身のSNSを更新。レアな眼鏡ショットを公開したのだが、ネット上では彼女の〝田中みな実化〟を指摘する声が多く上がっている。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10259575.html