Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!
April 17, 2013 7:26 PM   Subscribe

Unless you have a camera, of course, in which case there are some amazing shots.
posted by Athanassiel (15 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
These are fantastic. In case anyone's curious about Underwater Jesus.
posted by Dr. Zira at 7:42 PM on April 17, 2013 [3 favorites]

Some beautiful locations but... man. HDR is no substitute for knowing how to use your camera, people.
posted by mhoye at 7:42 PM on April 17, 2013 [8 favorites]

Damn, that yacht in Antarctica is freaking spooky...
posted by sriracha at 7:49 PM on April 17, 2013

Semi-double, on a link-baity site.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 8:14 PM on April 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

I think instead of "beautiful" you mean "fucking creepy." Gah.

(but also beautiful. In a place-you-go-in-nightmares kind of way).
posted by emjaybee at 8:23 PM on April 17, 2013

That is the single-worst attempt at attribution I've ever seen: no clickable links and photos attributed to massive sites like reddit.com and imgur.com? Atrocious. I'm sad I gave them my page views.

At least the version that Horace Rumpole linked to tried.
posted by komara at 8:44 PM on April 17, 2013

place-you-go-in-nightmares kind of way

Really? I like these.I find them.....comforting, somehow?
posted by snuffleupagus at 9:55 PM on April 17, 2013

These were cool, thanks! I especially loved the underwater photo, too, but they were all striking.

The photos paired with the quote of Ozymandias reminds me of a photo essay of abandoned Fantasy Gardens in Vancouver. This was the business of former BC Premier Bill VanderZalm and for me, his reign is forever tied to this fantasy faux world.

The gardens became central in the Premier's downfall.

I always find it strange to see public assets like the train station (in the FPP link) abandoned. (Surely the scrap metal was worth something??)
posted by chapps at 11:03 PM on April 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

MeFites may remember the Russian rocket factory.
posted by DyRE at 1:24 AM on April 18, 2013

I live about 2km from the Homebush Bay one (#4). It (and another wreck just around the corner from it) looks better than this in the right light - the photo they chose doesn't do it justice.

In fact here's a better photo.
posted by trialex at 1:47 AM on April 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

wow at 23, Italy is very close to me and I really want to see this! Time to scheduls some trips soon I guess :)
posted by rocco19 at 3:30 AM on April 18, 2013

Surprised there was no mention of Battleship Island.

I also would have included Dungeness Manor on Cumberland Island, Georgia in this list.
posted by saladin at 5:45 AM on April 18, 2013 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure I'd agree with Christ of the Abyss being "abandoned." It was deliberately put there, and restored just a few years ago.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:47 AM on April 18, 2013 [3 favorites]

And I totally need one of those Florida dome houses.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:47 AM on April 18, 2013

I don't think anywhere that is owned by the National Trust and had 170, 000 visitors in 2010 can truly said to be abandoned.

Re-purposed, yes. Abandoned? No, not really
posted by fatfrank at 6:23 AM on April 18, 2013

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