A World of Wonder

30 Images of “The Great Empty”: Ghost towns and deserted cities

New York | A major transit hub, the Oculus, in a city no longer on the move.

These images are haunted and haunting, like stills from movies about plagues and the apocalypse, but in some ways they are hopeful. They also remind us that beauty requires human interaction. Their present emptiness, a public health necessity, can conjure up dystopia, not progress, but, promisingly, it also suggests that, by heeding the experts and …

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27 Celebrities and their historical lookalikes

Whether we’re actually all clones or merely descended from former politicians, philosophers or even criminals, some conspiracy theorists will have us believe that we all have a historical doppelganger. While ordinary folk have literally a needle in a haystack chance of tracking down theirs, eagle-eyed historians and researchers have found some shocking resemblances from another …

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Making 10 wonders of the world — in ghostly color

From the 1840s right up until the 1940s, we look at 100 years of some of the earth’s finest examples of design, architecture and construction – taken at the every dawn of photographic technology. Using modern digital technology, as the layers of colour build up, the effect is disorientatingly real and the decades and centuries …

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22 Otherworldly places that actually exist on earth

Spanning continents across all four corners, forget astronaut school and instead explore these strange new worlds that actually exist here on earth. It’s hard to believe that these alien environments exist right here on our doorstep. 1.) Abraham Lake, Canada 2.) Bromo Volcano – East Java, Indonesia 3.) Dallol, Ethiopia 4.) Dos Ojos – Tulum, …

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10 Disney princesses get digital makeovers beside IRL doubles

It’s the dream of every young girl to wake up one morning as fully fledged Disney princess – be she Jasmine, Ariel, Belle or Tiana. You get the idea. Now we can fuel our imagination with thanks to Finish graphic designer and illustrator, Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen, who has magically and painstakingly transformed 10 Disney …

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20 Most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

1.) Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area Noted for its more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls. 2.) Yosemite National Park, California The US National Park spans eastern portions …

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