While browsing the net for ruins sites I stumbled across this rather fantastic ruins aggregator. I’ve been so caught up in the haikyo of Japan for such a long time I forgot the sheer levels of ruined awesomeness to be found in the wider world. Deserts, tropical islands, arctic wastelands, volcanic scree fields- they make some truly jaw-dropping backdrops for some truly jaw-dropping pieces of ruin.
The abandoned Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse
The site is called Artificial Owl, and his whole deal is re-posting, with occasional shots he took himself. Normally I frown upon re-posters- there’s a great number of them loose in the blogging world I know, re-reporting the real news that real news sources break, and I never wanted to be like that. But, of course I can see the benefits of re-posting. J-bloggers who re-post news originally screened in Japanese, adding sub-titles to video and explaining cultural stuff non-aficionados wouldn’t get- that makes sense. Likewise with the Artificial Owl, he’s bringing together ruins pictures and threads in ways I haven’t seen before.
In short, I’m considering doing this myself. Venture forth onto the web, find some cool ruins, borrow photos (hopefully with permission), and slather them over these pages as a complement to the Japan haikyo I already explore.
The giant hand of the Atacama desert
The Mexican church buried by lava : San Juan Parangaricutiro
Abandoned Catalina seaplane: 50 years between the sea and the desert
The American Star
RUINS / HAIKYO
You can see all MJG’s Ruins / Haikyo explorations here:
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