Tag: overgrowth

Jul 10, 2017

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

Picture of the Day: Religious Nature

A sandstone Buddha statue nestled in the tree roots beside the minor chapels of Wat Maha That, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, Thailand

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Jan 27, 2016

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Picture of the Day: Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

Ta Prohm is the modern name of the temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries

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Jun 11, 2015

There’s an Abandoned Village in China Being Overtaken by Nature

There’s an Abandoned Village in China Being Overtaken by Nature

A fishing village is abandoned when the fishers move mainland due to the ease of transport and sale for their daily catches.

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Oct 17, 2014

A Forest Shrine in Japan

A Forest Shrine in Japan

In the town of Takamori-machi, in the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan, lies a forest shrine known as Kamishikimikumano. The beautiful Shinto shrine was setting for a popular one-shot, shōjo manga written by Yuki Midorikawa called Hotarubi no Mori e (Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light). In the embedded Google Map below you can see…

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Aug 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Courtyard

Picture of the Day: Abandoned Courtyard

Photograph by Roberto Venegoni In this eerily serene capture, we see an overgrown courtyard at an abandoned psychiatric hospital. I came across the photo while looking through abandoned images on Flickr. Photographer Roberto Venegoni didn’t specify the exact location of the derelict building, but you can see more images from the set here. …

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May 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Picture of the Day: The Overgrown Railway in Paris

Photograph by Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0 Seen here is the abandoned Petite Ceinture railway line (“Little Belt railway”) passing through the parc Montsouris in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, France. The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture (French for “little belt railway”) was a Parisian railway that, from 1852, was a circular…

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Dec 12, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Green Mile

Picture of the Day: The Green Mile

THE GREEN MILE Photograph by serhei @ Panoramio Located near the regional center of Rivne, Ukraine, is a small town called Klevan. As of 2001, its population was 7,470. One of Klevan’s main attractions is an overgrown section of railway that visitors can walk across known as the Tunnel of Love or…

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Oct 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

Picture of the Day: The Great(ly) Overgrown Wall of China

THE GREAT(LY) OVERGROWN WALL OF CHINA Photograph by TREY RATCLIFF Blog post | on Flickr | Prints available Seen here is a section of the Great Wall of China tourists don’t typically see. as travel photographer Trey Ratcliff recalls: “Just to get to this point required a long walk through a rocky…

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Jan 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

VILLERS ABBEY, BELGIUM Photograph by Abbaye de Villers The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination imbued with history. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its ruins give an…

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Jan 8, 2013

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Picture of the Day: Nature Overtakes the Great Wall

Nature Overtakes the Great Wall Photograph by Trey Ratlcliff @ StuckInCustoms.com Travel photographer Trey Ratcliff took this incredible photograph that shows nature slowly overgrowing a section of the Great Wall of China. Trey says it was in the northern part of the wall, about a half-mile hike from a resort called ‘Commune…

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