A Forest of Spires. Photo by James Charlick

A Forest of Spires by [James charlick](https://www.flickr.com/photos/jamescharlick/) Indein is one of the many small villages populating the bank of Inle Lake. A Buddha Image has been enshrined at a whitewashed pagoda on the summit of the hill above the village, and below this around

Ghost town in Northern BC shot it infrared

I responded this in a PM to someone, but feel others might be interested. This is how I shot these images: Hi, thanks for asking. Here’s the deal with IR: You either buy IR sensitive film for an old-skool camera, or you get a

An abandoned World War II research center is still standing off the coast of Poland

[Here it is on Google Street View](https://www.google.pl/maps/place/54%C2%B035’16.0%22N+18%C2%B032’[email protected],18.541776,3a,75y,301.47h,93.89t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sa6KdTT_rWy8AAAQJOCoDHg!2e0!3e11!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Da6KdTT_rWy8AAAQJOCoDHg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D100%26h%3D80%26yaw%3D54.837318%26pitch%3D0!7i4000!8i2000!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0)

Old train trestle in the snow and fog

Ooh, the Kinsol Trestle west of Duncan BC! It was last used by a train in the summer of 1979, had the rails removed in 1982-83, and was subsequently lit on fire twice by backwoods partiers. It got better though, and as of the

obvious decay, Germany

That’s not even close to true. HDR like this, in which contrast and light nuance are destroyed, or in which sharpness is trashed, is pretty heavily panned by most professional photographers and photography instructors. Obviously the beauty of art is in the eye of

Unknown building being overrun by nature

You’re probably right. I’d rather leave the title correct and ambiguous than specific and wrong. There’s nothing worse than having a wrong title and having a hundred angry redditors telling you that you fucked up.

Vandalism in an old Detroit classroom

My older brother lives out there right now, Squirrel Hill neighborhood. While that is a wealthier enclave, most other areas have pretty poor public schools. Allegedly most of the people he works with elect to send their kids to $$ charter schools. Bill Gates

Russian WWII BT Tank Being Pulled From a Lake in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The answer is both simple and complicated. Bear with me… Firstly, in almost all Western European countries you could in the 1980s and 1990s (and even today) buy some Russian and Eastern Bloc cars. Russian brands like [Lada](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lada) and [Moskvitch](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moskvitch), Czech (in those days

Ta Prohm Temple – Cambodia

Not really 100% abandoned. The ruins are kept in a very delicate state of “abandonment”. They have to appear mysterious and sublime. It is part of their appeal. If they were fully excavated and restored they would loose much of their appeal.

Dentist office, Detroit

Detroiter here. The short version is that Detroit was a victim of itself. Decades of issues ranging from racial tensions, poor leadership, infrastructure issues (a horrid lack of solid public transportation), and vanishing industry resulted in an exodus from the city. From its peak

Found an abandoned building with electricity

Taken from the wiki: “One of the major divergences from our own history is that, in the Fallout world, the rapid miniaturization of digital computers and electronics never occurred. The transistor, invented in our world in 1947, was not developed in the Fallout universe

Old quarry in the Brecon Beacons, Wales

[This is the road I mean.](https:[email protected],-3.471991,3a,75y,163.52h,84.84t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sId-dseYJ7kHNcCqE5dffqQ!2e0) It doesn’t look quite as intimidating on Google maps as it does in the car though. The Brecons are great fun to drive through, whichever way you go. I haven’t been to those falls, I’ll try and take

Alcatraz

I got to visit the rock on my trip to San Fran a few years ago. It was very cool. Not nearly as cool as the movie “The Rock” made it out to be. I was 12 when that movie came out and visited

Abandoned Soviet Passenger Hydrofoil

It’s just because rusty things are often found outside, which is where the bacterium that causes tetanus lives. Clostridium (the bacteria), is typically found in soil. Rust creates lots of microscopic nooks and crannies for bacteria to live in, including Clostridium. Consequently, if you