Macro photograph of a hummingbird by Chris Morgan via TIC
The Haunting Beauty of World War II Bomb Craters by Henning Rogge via City Lab
"Little evidence exists of the violence that created such landscapes. Rogge’s photographs of these places point to this disconnect—the way violent histories can later appear as placid sites of remembrance. In their pairing of current serenity with past rupture, he asks the viewer to consider the healing effect of time: If this scarred landscape has recovered from the war’s violence, can a country, or a person, heal in the same way?”
by Todd Stowell
In a world that is full of overcrowding and overpopulation, it’s hard to believe that there are places that, once populated, now sit unoccupied. Whether it be abandonment due to war, economic collapse or disaster, these locations offer a look into a place where time stopped. Once thriving locations are now modern day ruins, sitting in decay.
See the rest of these amazing places on SmithsonianMag.com
Photography by Ben McFadden (London, United Kingdom); Thame, Nepal