The post-apocalyptic beauty

There’s no way the world’s going to end this Friday but let’s face it, we just love this kind of events when the whole world comes to an agreement and share the feeling that a massive change is coming.

marty mcfly - world won't end in 2012 because he traveled to 2015

However, the post-apocalyptic theme is a recurring topic in the news, hence TV series (The Walking DeadRevolution…) and videogames (FalloutBioshock…) strive to capture how the world would look like in the aftermath of a global catastrophe. Such audiovisual creations focus on shattered civilizations which will become modern ruins: abandoned buildings overrun by nature, which leave us with the picturesque beauty of urban decay.

Abandoned building complex in Taiwan

Abandoned Bulgaria’s largest ideological monument to Communism

Abandoned Bulgaria’s largest ideological monument to Communism

Abandoned New Orleans

Abandoned New Orleans

Artist Anna Schuleit recreates this splendor by installing 28,000 potted plants within an abandoned psychiatric hospital and director Ross Ching demonstrates in this video how the city of New York would look like if it were empty.

Thousands Of Flowers Planted In Abandoned Mental Asylum

Thousands Of Flowers Planted In Abandoned Mental Asylum

If you still feel concerned by what may happen this Friday, have a look at the futuristic disaster capsule conceived by Japanese engineers, or just read how NASA scientists explain why the world won’t end.

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This entry was published on December 18, 2012 at 10:14 pm. It’s filed under Atmosphere and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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