Caltrain, San Francisco.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Durand. I’ve been following Aaron’s beautiful photography on Tumblr for some time and discovered that he also works at Twitter. So last night we went out with my friend Nick Bilton (who introduced us and is also an awesome photographer). Aaron taught me how to take photographs of trains at night with long exposures like this one (24 seconds). It was really cool to learn something new, in a fun environment while making new friends along the way.
World’s Most Beautiful Abandoned Places
Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.
A boy left his bike chained to a tree when he went away to war in 1914. He never returned, leaving the tree no choice but to grow around the bike.
this is absolutely beautiful
ive reblogged this before and ill do it again..