If the world lived in a single city…


What city would you prefer?

[via Flowing Data]


The Ghosts of World War II’s Past


Ghost of World Wars

Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshopped them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Prague, Vienna, and Moscow in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

[Source: My Modern Metropolis] Excellent juxtaposition of images of structures from the World War era and present day.

Environmental Contamination at Kingston, TN


The extent of the spillage of an estimated 1 billion gallons of sludge containing years’ of waste from the Tennessee Valley Authority‚Äôs coal-burning power plant over an area of 300 acres cannot be better described than these pictures taken by Dorothy Griffith.

The entire region is a brownfield and I wonder how many years, resources, and money will it take to clean it all up. I wonder if anyone will be held accountable.