Stan often begins stories with the caveat, "If you've heard this one, don't stop me, I like telling it!"And so, obviously, he's one of the greats--and when he tells you to do something, you do it.
And, thus, I have begun to receive these daily Fast Company emails with articles on a variety of topics.
Last week, I opened this link and was eerily fascinated by these Dioramas of A Post-Apocalyptic World. I scrolled through the slideshow several times, each time feeling more and more unsettled--as if I were being pulled deeper in to the Twilight Zone. And yet, I couldn't look away; the details, the creativity--it's really captivating.
Yesterday, I received an email from another friend with a link to this article: Abandoned Amusement Parks: terrifying (and also kinda cool).
Which reminded me of this collection I had seen a few weeks ago: 30 of the Most Beautiful Abandoned Places and Modern Ruins. I may have added a few of these to my list of places to visit--though I would definitely have to make sure to visit in the daytime.
Each of these links are worth a bit of your time. Click through and check out the amazing (and super creepy) photos of sites to see. (Francesco Mugnai has a series called Abandoned Places, collections ranging from abandoned hotels to shipwrecks. They are hauntingly beautiful.)