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curious places

Pie Town, USA

Fascinating colour photos from the 1940s are rephotographed sometimes with the decendants of the people in the originals. Picturing Pie Town, USA, In 1940 And Again Today by CLAIRE O’NEILL December 06, 2012 Originally photographed in940 by Russell Lee and rephotographed by Arthur Drooker in 2011+ http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2012/12/06/165915892/picturing-pie-town-usa-in-1940-and-again-today

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Vending Machine Graveyard

  This storage area in Tamamura, Gunma-ken, Japan is a graveyard for vending machines. It remind me of a less benign version of Sean Tan’s universe. What other consumption graveyards lurk out there?

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Kowloon Walled City

    The fortress-like Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong owes its origin to the fact that the land (originally a military fort) was not part of the British agreement with the Chinese at the founding of Hong Kong. It developed into a ‘no-man’s-land’ following WWII and a tightly compacted city resulted with buildings up […]

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one of the most curious people I know

  http://www.mythogeography.com/

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Victoria’s interactive literary map

  You can see the live version here http://literarymap.libraries.vic.gov.au/

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tsunami Pisa

  from http://www.newsweek.com/2007/11/01/a-maritime-pompeii.html By Barbie Nadeau Newsweek Web Exclusive Updated: 1:06 PM ET Nov 1, 2007 The San Rossore train station on the edge of Pisa, Italy, is a lonely stop. Tourists who visit this city to see its famous leaning tower generally use the central station across town. But San Rossore is about to […]

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Anchor graveyard

  The Cemitério das Âncoras (The Anchor Graveyard) on Ilha de Tavira (Algarve, Portugal) holds the remains of large anchors which apparently formed the weights for large nets (the technique of “armações de atum” invented by the Phoenicians). The nearby town of Tavira was historically devoted to tuna fishing before the industry’s declined and collapsed.

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The Devil’s Swimming Pool

  At its height during the wet season, Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is one of the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls, situated between Zambia and Zimbabwe decrease in size during the drier months of September to December. At this time a pool is formed near the […]

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giant mutant kangaroo wrestles car

 

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errrrr Perth

 

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Google Badland

 

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The Gates of Hell

  The Gates of Hell or the Burning Gates is a burning gas crater situated in Turkmenistan.

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a patch of woodland I found on my morning walk

 

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A Guide to the Unmonuments of New York by Joy Garnett

  ‘re-locating found sculpture and sculptural objects through photography; unintended beauty in the New York urban environment.’ Her work reminds me of Richard Wentworth’s getting by and making do http://newsgrist.typepad.com/joygarnett/2008/09/found-art-unmon.html

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Mr February 2008

       Thoughts on a pebble  

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