The most desolate city on Earth: Take a tour of the ghostly Battleship Island crumbling into the sea off the coast of Japan
Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship. Despite being off-limits to travellers, the island has become an irresistible magnet for urban explorers who go to extraordinary lengths to investigate and photograph the island's abandoned buildings.
The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, England 1866 [[MORE]] Some detail: John Hill Morgan (b 1833), platinum print. “R Holloway Dealer in Marine Stores” Locals would have called this a “rag and bone shop”. Now that means a...
Spomenik - Monument. Commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s & 70s, designed by sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul…) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. After the Republic dissolved in early '90s, they were completely abandoned, their symbolic meanings were forever lost. Photo by Kempenaers
I'm afraid to lose my best friend who cuts, starves herself, and believes that she is not perfect. She means a lot to me. And yes that is my worst fear, to lose her. To think that she would take her own life because of what people thought or what she believed herself to be. Which was not the truth. All my beautiful friends who are struggling, stay strong.