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View a full-resolution version of the map. The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong was built gradually—building on top of building—over time. Without a single architect, the ungoverned and most densely populated district became a haven for drugs, crime and prostitution until it was demolis
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An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City, most densely populated place on Earth, which was demolished in 1993. Up until the night before demolition a team of Japanese researchers led by historian and cultural anthropologist Hiroaki Kani were taking precise measurements and documenting the vacated city. Their findings were compiled into a book that, among other things, featured an unbelievably detailed panoramic cross section of the city.
An Illustrated Cross Section of Hong Kong’s Infamous Kowloon Walled City illustration Hong Kong history architecture
"Favela", Fernando Alan
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"Favela", by Fernando Alan. Favela= term for a shanty town in Brazil. In the late 18th century, the first settlements were called bairros africanos (African neighbourhoods). This was the place where former slaves with no land ownership and no options for work lived. Over the years, many freed black slaves moved in.
"Oh, it's easy to find our place!" My friend had told me on the phone. "Just go past the blue house, and it's second left"
Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes made of ticky tacky, Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes all the same……
Fernando Alan, Favela. I love this photo.
"Favela", Fernando Alan (Rio de Janeiro)
Favela | Brazil Slums of South America, many occupied by people who have migrated from rural areas for the lure of the city's opportunities. Source: Images by Fernando Alan
"Bergensbanen", a 7.5 hour, 22gb HD video of the scenic train ride from Bergen to Oslo
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Oslo by train from Bergen (Norway). Astronomically high on my bucket list.
Center-pivot agriculture in the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Northern Saudi Arabia
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Dot patterns from photo of agricultural fields in Saudi Arabia - irregularity from regularity
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The Largest Landscape: The Grid Of American Agriculture - Explore, Collect and Source architecture
growing in the desert Saudi Arabia
Abundant green fields in the midst of a barren desert in Northern Saudi Arabia. As recently as 1986, there was little to no agricultural activity in the Wadi As-Sirhan Basin. But over the past 26 years, agricultural fields have been steadily developed, largely as a result of the investment of oil industry revenues by the Saudi government. Crops grown in the area include fruits, vegetables, and wheat. The fields are irrigated by water pumped from underground aquifers. (ISS/NASA)
limestone formations at Tsingy de Bemaraha, a natural reserve on the western coast of Madagascar
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limestone formations in Tsingy de Bemaraha, west coast Madagascar
Tsingy de Bemaraha - The Stone Forest is a nature reserve located near the western coast of Madagascar in Melaky Region.
Tsingy de Bemaraha Strict Nature Reserve is a nature reserve located near the western coast of Madagascar in Melaky Region. The area was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 due to the unique geography, preserved mangrove forests, and wild bird and lemur populations.
Dracaena cinnabari on Socotra Island, Yemen
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Coney Island, 4th of July 1949, by Andreas Feininger via melisaki.tumblr.com
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NYC. Brooklyn. Coney Island, 4th of July 1949 vintage photo // by Andreas Feinninger
Crowds fill Coney Island's beaches on the Fourth of July, Brooklyn, New York, 1949
Coney Island 1949
Lake Oswego, Oregon // Joel Sternfeld, 1979 via melisaki.tumblr.com
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Lake Oswego, Oregon, June, 1979;from American Prospects Joel Sternfeld
emergence of a forward capital - construction of Brasília, late 50s
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Brasilia Under Construction | Designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built in the late 50s Brasilia is one of the most important architectural projects of the 20th century | Photos: Marcel Gautherot
Óscar Niemeyer (1907-2012). Una imagen vale más que mil palabras « Arquitectura y Sociedad
Palácio do Congresso Nacional. Brasília, 1960. Foto: Marcel Gautherot/IMS DIV
Marcel Gautherot made these black and white images of the construction of the new city of Brasilia designed by Oscar Niemeyer to replace Rio de Janeiro as the capital of Brazil in the years 50.
"Summerland oil piers near Santa Barbara, c. 1901-1903"
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Summerland oil piers near Santa Barbara, c. 1901-1903
Los Angeles was once a forrest of oil derricks
Beach Oil wells, Southern California, c.1895-1940
Summerland Beach, just south of Santa Barbara, circa 1902...hard to imagine this was real, even with the Upton Sinclair novel(s) and movies like "There Will Be Blood"
Canal Street, New Orleans, 1910
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Canal Street in New Orleans circa 1910. Large building is the Maison Blanche department store. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Canal Street: 1910
Canal Street, New Orleans, 1903
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vintage everyday: Amazing Vintage Photos of New Orleans from between the 1900s and 1910s
United States in the early 20th century
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Nawlins: 1903 Canal St
Canal Street, NOLA, 1903
Elephant in Tiger Skin: Old Photos of New Orleans (& LA)Canal Street from above, 1903.
Canal Street, New Orleans, 1890s, by WIlliam Henry Jackson
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New Orleans in the 1890s. "Canal Street from the Clay monument." Dry-plate glass negative by William Henry Jackson, Detroit Publishing Co.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Canal Street: 1890s
Canal St, New Orleans
New Orleans, vintage
Ball's Pyramid, Australia, the tallest volcanic seastack in the world.
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travel place for vacation 8 10 Beautiful Places In The World That Actually Exist - Ball Pyramid, Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean
Ball Pyramid - the world’s tallest sea stack. It is the remains of a shield volcano formed about 7 million years ago, located southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. Ball's Pyramid is part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park in Australia.
Balls Pyramid - The world's tallest sea stack. It is the remains of a shield volcano formed about 7 million years ago. It is 562 meters high and is located in the Lord Howe Island Marine Park off the east coast of Australia.[1230x1900] - Imgur
Ball Pyramid is the world's tallest sea stack. It is the remains of a shield volcano formed about 7 million years ago. It is 562 meters high and is located southeast of Lord Howe Island, Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
Ball's Pyramid, Lord Howe Island, Australia. #travel #vacation #wanderlust
Beautiful photo of deforestation in the Amazon by Per Anders Pettersson
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A Surreal Sunrise In The Amazon. While most visit the Amazon rainforest to encounter the 2,000 birds and mammals residing within its 1.4 billion acre borders, the sights from above are just as stellar.
Sunrise in the Amazon Forest
CultureLab: The Amazon through two different lenses
Soviet bus stop. Photo by Christopher Herwig