Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hashima Island

Hashima Island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. Over the last few decades, it has been slowly rotting away. As the building slowly fall apart, the island has taken on the look of a zombie movie. More recently, it has become the inspiration of artists and authors. Travel to Hashima was re-opened on April 22, 2009 after more than 20 years of closure. Below is a short short documentary put together by the History Channel about this fascinating island. I would love to visit it someday and take pictures. Who is coming with me?

35 Years After People

There are lots of strange and forgotten places around the world. Check out this article for more cool vacation destinations.