Ruined Cities
January 21, 2006 5:45 AM   Subscribe

Here are some pictures of ruined cities and a few sanctuaries. (3rd link is to geocities)
posted by Tullius (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I love this stuff. thanks.
posted by Busithoth at 5:55 AM on January 21, 2006

Fantastic. I'd never even heard of Ani before. Thanks!
posted by saladin at 7:12 AM on January 21, 2006

posted by thirteenkiller at 7:33 AM on January 21, 2006

Very cool, thanks.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 8:21 AM on January 21, 2006

I visited Ani years ago - it's well worth the trek out there. We had the entire deserted city to ourselves. It's right on the militarised border with Armenia, and the no-mans-land feel to the place only adds the atmosphere. Thanks for bringing it back.
posted by gravelshoes at 8:32 AM on January 21, 2006

Please Coral Cache all geocities links!
posted by Eideteker at 9:27 AM on January 21, 2006

Yes, excellent! I'd like to see this, if I ever visit Turkey. Thanks, Tullius!
posted by carter at 9:33 AM on January 21, 2006

My wife visited Ani when she was in Turkey; I've forwarded the link to her. Nice post!
posted by languagehat at 11:04 AM on January 21, 2006

No pics of Detroit?

(I'm only half-joking. The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit and other Detroit-related urban ruin photo-documentary sites altogether make for a startling and fascinating exhibition of modern urban decay.)
posted by brianvan at 11:09 AM on January 21, 2006

Some of those are really nice websites, in addition to their fantastic content. Brilliant post!
posted by Aknaton at 11:57 AM on January 21, 2006

Wow. Ani looks like a spectacular place to explore. And cheap -- according to Google, 5 million Turkish lira comes to about $3.70 American. Great post.
posted by Gator at 12:30 PM on January 21, 2006

Thanks, Tullius! I've always wondered how future generations might see the remains of modern cities, and now, thanks to a grand failure of technology, we have a preview: Pripyat.
posted by cenoxo at 12:58 PM on January 21, 2006

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