World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.
The latest brilliant idea to come out of We The People website is this petition suggesting that lawmakers should be required to be more transparent about their financial backers by wearing logos of their corporate “sponsors,” just like the NASCAR drivers do. As of Thursday evening, it has accrued more than 9,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs to be formally addressed by the White House. GOOD magazine previously explored this idea with photoshopped mockups of New York Senator Charles Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio donning logo patches of their contributors on their suits.
Hat tip goes to Dangerous Minds.
Not likely to go anywhere (just NASCAR drivers, who drive in circles), but sort of amazing.
A cowgirl puts a nickel in an El Paso parking meter to hitch her pony, October 1939.
Photograph by Luis Marden, National Geographic
Women’s empowerment icon Clare Boothe Luce – managing editor of Vanity Fair, celebrated playwright, formidable congresswoman, the first woman ever to deliver the keynote address at a national political convention, the first female American ambassador to major post abroad – sends her 18-year-old daughter a letter of advice.