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.

Pod Structures of San-Zhr


Continuing on our theme of abandonment, photographer Craig Ferguson features images of an abandoned hotel/housing development in the small town of San-zhr on the north coast of Taiwan. If you are bemused by the pod-like structures, Craig heightens our interest by narrating the ghost myths that surround these strange-looking structures. I wonder how much does such myths influence abandonment of otherwise perfectly safe and livable structures? Can such settlements be saved in the future?