Town of Ghosts

“Bodie is by far the best preserved ghost town in the United States. Gold was discovered back in 1859 by William S Bodey and at its apex, the town had a population of 10,000 residents through the 1880′s. Bodie was replete with the makings of old west folklore; gunfighters, saloons, miners, gambling halls and prostitutes, a rough place through and through. But the town’s success didn’t last and faded from ‘glory’ prior to World War I and was finally down for the count during WWII once all mining operations were halted due to the war effort. It was effectively abandoned with many of the structures retaining the inhabitants belongings…”

16
Nov 2012
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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New York’s Forgotten Leper Colony

Within 350 yards of the Bronx lies a forbidden island… Full gallery and credits over at the Telegraph.

01
Feb 2012
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Dying Earth Museum

Enter through the revolving doors.

19
Jun 2011
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Oradour-sur-Glane

Another town for the Dying Earth files: Oradour-sur-Glane was destroyed in 1944 by a German Waffen-SS company, which then slaughtered 642 of its inhabitants. Women and children were locked in the church while men were put in barns where machine-guns were waiting to be used on them. Later, the women heard the guns firing before they, too, were killed. Though there is no explanation for the massacre, this narrative contains some of the background story. The town has since been preserved as a reminder of these events.

03
Jun 2011
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Stove by Masakatsu Sashie

(Via Arrested Motion. Masakatsu Sashie’s website.)

30
May 2011
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Post-Apocalyptic Dioramas

By Lori Nix. Because post-civilisation miniature models are just cool, okay? Check out the rest of the gallery.

16
Jan 2011
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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