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Thursday, 17 September 2020

Yes, This Interchange in Houston Is the Same Size as an Entire City Center in Italy

quote [ The highways themselves were specifically intended to facilitate the reasonable objective of Houstonians not to get annihilated by a nuclear blast. ]

Fight the sprawl and stay cramped!
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:02pmGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Sillama?e: Inside a Former Soviet Secret City in Estonia

quote [ The sleepy Baltic town of Sillama?e was once a Closed that produced more than 100,000 tonnes of uranium for the Soviet nuclear industry. ]

Secrets of a concrete city
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 3 August 2020

Nearly 50 Years On, a Forbidden Seaside Ghost Town is about to Re-Open

quote [ magine a millionaire?s resort; one to rival St. Tropez, Italy?s Portofino, or Miami?s South Beach ? abandoned overnight. Imagine the luxury hotels suddenly emptied of their guests and left to slowly decay, the boutiques, bars and nightclubs reclaimed by nature, sunbathers replaced by sea turtles nesting on the deserted beaches and the once vibrant holiday spirit silenced; nothing more than a whisper in the wind. ]

Of some old ghost town
[SFW] [travel] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:14amGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

The Abandoned Soviet Tanks In The Ukraine

quote [ This fascinating and astonishing revelation certainly amazed thousands of historians, war scientists, and plain, curious ordinary people; yes, there are hundreds of secret, abandoned, Soviet military tanks gradually rusting away somewhere within the Eastern European state of Ukraine. ]

Tankdrivers will start engines
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Saturday, 18 July 2020

'Ghost Houses' Haunt a Rapidly Aging Japan

quote [ Young heirs are abandoning the family homes of their forebears. ]

Beware the stare of ghost house eyes
[SFW] [travel] [+3]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:56amGMT] [3 comments]

Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Baiae: A Roman settlement at the bottom of the sea

quote [ Today, a team of archaeologists and engineers are developing some surprising new technologies to protect the underwater site for future generations. ]

Come on down to the bottom of the sea
[SFW] [travel]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:06amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

A Brief History of Giant Rock, America's Most Bonkers Landmark

quote [ This is a story about time machines, aliens, a lot of dynamite, hermits, and a giant rock. ]

One night before him, there stood that giant rock
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Exploring an Abandoned Surface-to-Air Missile Base in Bulgaria

quote [ Paisley and pin-ups in a Bulgarian military ruin. ]

Dig up them missile bases
[SFW] [travel] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@2:13pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

?eljava Airbase: The Abandoned Yugoslav Airport Inside a Mountain

quote [ The ghosts of Yugoslavia still rise tall over the various nations that now take its place. These landscapes ? some of the most scenic in Europe ? lay scattered today with monuments, tower blocks, bunkers and tunnels, all built for the needs and design of a completely different era. ]

All the way to Yugoslavia
[SFW] [travel] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:08amGMT] [4 comments]

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Aerotrain: The High-Speed Train That Almost Revolutionized Transport

quote [ Some of the fastest trains in service today have a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. With the exception of Shanghai maglev, all of them are conventional wheel-on-tracks system, which is remarkable because rolling friction has always been the biggest obstacle to high-speed travel. ]

Suivre les lumičres, prendre la fuite et fendre l'air.
[SFW] [travel] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:22amGMT] [1 comment]

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