Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Old Farm House

Old Farm House, originally uploaded by WV Fan.

Botetourt Co, VA.

Photo by Larry,
Virginia - USA.

Monday, January 30, 2006


reservation, originally uploaded by skylinejunkie.

Photo by Darrin, Edmonton - CANADA.

Sunday, January 29, 2006


, originally uploaded by tearapen.

Photo by Will Snap

Saturday, January 28, 2006


Roofus, originally uploaded by hkvam.

My brother daring a roof thats about to cave in.

Photo by Helga Kvam, Svalbarðsströnd - ICELAND.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Bimba mia....

Bimba mia...., originally uploaded by ale2000.

Sopra o sotto, m'inquieti.
(per fabbio)

Photo by Alex, Firenze - ITALY.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Bam, originally uploaded by pooyan.

Far from the tent washing family cloths in a little river.

On 26 Dec of 2003 at 4:40 am a powerful earthquake struck southeastern Iran and flattened Bam. Killing over 70,000 people, injured 20,000, left 60,000 homeless and destroyed much of the city of Bam. The USGS National Earthquake information center reported a magnitude of 6.6 for the quake, which was located just southwest of the city. About 60 percent of the buildings in Bam were destroyed. The old quarter and a 2,000-year-old citadel (severely damaged by the earthquake) were built primarily of mud brick.

Photo by Pooyan Tabatabaei, Toronto - CANADA.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

After party

after party, originally uploaded by yesfuture.

Photo by Yesfuture, Mensk, Belarus.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Rural minimalism

Rural minimalism, originally uploaded by Lida Rose.

I was in the mood for something red!

Photo by Lida Perfetto, Northern New York State, USA.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Beggar's Cave

Beggar's Cave, originally uploaded by Karl Harrison.

A modern man's home.
There are at least half a dozen men & women that sleep here on a regular basis.

The temperature was -10.

Photo by Karl Martel, Montreal - CANADA.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Township Life

Township Life, originally uploaded by camera_rwanda.

One sunny afternoon in Soweto, two boys in sheer delight blur by homes of corrugated sheet metal.

Soweto, South Afrika.
July, 2005 - TMAX film.

Photo by Kresta King Cutcher, USA.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Dona Hilda’s Coffee

Dona Hilda’s Coffee, originally uploaded by carf.

Continuation from here
and here.

In the small traditional kitchen of the Murycana Fazenda, coffee is served to visitors, cooked on a traditional wood stove and sweetened with rapadura, a dark-brown, chunky, natural sugar typical of Brazil.

Photo taken in Paraty by Gregory J. Smith - CARF, São Paulo - BRAZIL.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Padrón. La casa encantada / The haunted house

Photo by Manuel Bóo, Vigo, España

Thursday, January 19, 2006

house and field

house and field, originally uploaded by candace hope.

Somewhere in Western Massachusetts...

Photo by Candace Hope, Northampton, MA, USA

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Halloween is coming

Halloween is coming, originally uploaded by MemaNH.

I think it looks spooky.

Photo by MemaNH, New Hampshire, USA

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Down and out

01160, originally uploaded by Junkmale.

Photo by Steve Harrison, UK.

Monday, January 16, 2006


Abandoned, originally uploaded by cuellar.

El color de la puerta y de la ventana en seguida llamaron mi atención. También el desconchado en la pared. Pero nada como una maceta con flores en una casa abandonada.

The door and window color immediately called my attention. Also the chipped one on the wall. But nothing like a flowerpot with flowers in an abandoned house.

Photo by Jose Maria Cuellar, Madrid - SPAIN.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Grytviken, South Georgia Is.

Grytviken, South Georgia Is., originally uploaded by geccko.

Watercolor on paper, 1999 by Giorgio Maria Griffa, Italy.

Visit my homepage for more watercolours.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Art Therapy

Art Therapy, originally uploaded by AnomalousNYC.

A Palestinian boy plays in front of the ruins of his home. Every little dot you see is a bullet hole. The bigger dots are holes from tank shells and mortars. There are thousands of homes in Rafah that look like this, because of constant Israeli gunfire into the camp and city. It has been like this for years now. Most of them are still inhabited, but Israel routinely bombards building like this one with bullets, sometimes for hours a day, in order to make sure residents don`t return to the areas that are being ethnically cleansed. In this building in the devastated Tel-al-Sultan part of the Rafah Refugee Camp, you can see that each sliver of window glass has been systematically shot out. Evidence of a little fun, or boredom, or perhaps artistic expression, from the Israeli Occupation Army.

The building in this photo was built and funded entirely by donations from international relief organizations, in order to provide shelter for some of the 90,000+ refugees in Rafah who had already been driven from their homes by earlier Israeli attacks. A majority fo the residents of the Gaza Strip are themselves refugees from the Israeli ethnic cleansing of 1948 and 1967.

The destruction of the southermost areas of the city of Rafah in May 2004 was called, in very typical Israeli fashion, "OPERATION RAINBOW."

About 2,500 totally innocent people had their homes and all their belongings destroyed without notice. Bulldozers arrived in the middle of the night and just started pushing down walls.

About 45 Palestinians were killed. Most were civilians and many children were among those laid out in the morgue. Unprepared for the flood of corpses, the local clinic had to store the bodies and body parts in a walk-in refrigerator at a local dairy farm. Relatives wanting to view or claim the coprses of their loved ones had to wait in the cow-milking area.

Operation Rainbow.


Photo by Anomalous, Lower East Side, NYC, USA.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Our door is always open

our door is always open, originally uploaded by hkvam.

An abandoned hut in Eyjafjörður.

January 10th 2006

Photo by Helga Kvam, Svalbarðsströnd - ICELAND.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Arctic ghost town

Arctic ghost town, originally uploaded by aliasgrace.

Pyramiden - The Pyramid - located at Svalbard, was a russian settlement of 1000 inhabitants at the most. By the end of the 1990's, Moscow decided to close down the coal mining activity. Everyone had to leave. The town got its name from a mountain nearby.

Photo by Wenche, Oslo - NORWAY.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Cheap Seats of the Monte Ne Amphitheater

Partially submerged seating os the Monte Ne Amphitheater. On the right side of the image, it looks like what was probably once an aisle has been made into a boat ramp.

When the White River was dammed, forming Beaver Lake, the abandoned, once-popular riverside resort town of Monte Ne was flooded and mostly buried. With this year's drought conditions leaving Beaver Lake at its lowest point since its creation, Monte Ne has largely resurfaced. While I was back home, Suzanne's family invited me along to explore the ruins.

More info on Monte Ne can be found here. More info lots of images from present-day and historic Monte Ne are here. An achival story on the resort and archival photos can be found here.

Photo by Clinton Steeds, Los Angeles - USA.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Abandoned Little Chef - [12] - Sipping Coffee By The Window

Photo by >Cormac Scanlan, Ipswich - ENGLAND.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Hafodnes Hall

Hafodnes Hall, originally uploaded by you're my wife now dave.

The clocktower greets you, after walking up the long pathway it emerges through the trees. Me and a group of friends went up there one night without camera unfortunatly. Marble pillars inside the main hallway, exquisite plasterwork, and an amazing stone circular staircase in the clock tower which we climbed to the top of where there was a wooden ladder going up even further, I guess to the clock. We went up as far as the balcony beneath the clock. The basement was brilliantly constructed. I don't know the term but the strengh came from a series of archways running the entire lenghth of the building through a series of rooms. The arches I speak of are the kind you find in the 'caven', made famous by 'The Beatles'.

Photo by Daniel Cumisky, Prestatyn, UK (Wales).

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Abandoned Farm

Abandoned farm 3, originally uploaded by W4B Photography.

One of the outbuildings at the abandoned farm near Hwys 80 and 2 . south of Glencoe, Ontario

Photo by Mike Wood, London, Ontario - CANADA.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Abandoned On The Hills

Abandoned On The Hills, originally uploaded by | HD |.

The colored version of this one is a true treat! Vibrant and rich, but I honestly thought this look serves the purpose more.

Photo by Hamad Darwish, Kuwaiti in Medford, OR, USA.

Friday, January 06, 2006


Sumptuous..., originally uploaded by lapidim.

Tavira - Algarve - Portugal

A splendid building, I was amazed with its forms when I saw it for the first time...

Un conjunto espléndido, sus formas me llenaron de admiración cuando lo ví por primera vez...

Photo by Mario Lapid, Madrid - SPAIN.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Garbage Workers - Guatemala

Photo by Marcelo Montecino, Bethesda, MD - USA.

Moderator’s Note:
“Hazardous child labour is a betrayal of every child's rights as a human being and is an offence against our civilization.” - UNICEF

See our Slide Show from the Rubbish Tip close to our Hummingbird Recuperation Centre in Brazil

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

No more crack

no more crack, originally uploaded by uberllama.

Photo by Uber Llama, Calgary - CANADA.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

L ' a b s e n c e

L ' a b s e n c e, originally uploaded by ! __flashback.

Photo by Rodrigo Adonis, Santiago, CHILE.

Monday, January 02, 2006

The Barn #1

The barn #1, originally uploaded by aliasgrace.

Photo by Wenche, Oslo - NORWAY.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, originally uploaded by ewanr.

Photo by Ewan, England.