Archive for February 16th, 2010

16
Feb
10

Antarctica Ice Climbing

I have searched very hard for the person who took this photograph without success.

I love the complete isolation of the whole picture. Its both very unsettling and beautiful at the same time. Im glad I found this one.

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16
Feb
10

Tokyo Lights

Perfect portraits of a modern day mega city. These particular shots are of Shinjuku. It is a major commercial and administrative center, housing the busiest train station in the world (Shinjuku Station)

16
Feb
10

Chernobyl and Pripyat

Chernobyl is a city located in the northern part of Ukraine, near the border of Belarus. On April 26, 1986, Reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, exploded. The explosion took place at around one in the morning while the neighboring town of Pripyat slept. Four workers were killed instantly. Forty hours later, the residents of Pripyat were ordered to evacuate, and most never returned; By that time, many of the residents had suffered varying degrees of extreme radioactive poisoning. The city was cleared out in around 4 days.

In 2007 Alan Weisman wrote a book called ‘The World Without Us’. It is a book about what would happen to the natural and built environment if humans suddenly disappeared. He uses Chernobyl as an example of what happens to abandoned cities over time. It is a great book and their is also a documentary based on the book by the discovery channel.

More info on the Chernobyl nuclear disaster can be found here and here




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This blog is a collection of photos I have found around the internet. From famous battles, great sporting moments or just anything I find to be thought provoking. I do not take credit for any of the photos and any uncredited photos are because I have been unable to find the photographer/artist. Enjoy :) Mirror Eyes - Blogged

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