The Ruined Factories and Industrial Buildings of Motor City

Motor City Detroit is famous for its decaying but fascinating industrial buildings. To me the ruined grant halls and caved-in factory ceilings that create a dark atmosphere of desertion are captivating but it is the...

No Vacancies here, at 6° 28′ 33.5″ S 39° 29′ 44.0″ E on Zanzibar

There is always something unexpected and fascinating to discover. When we were on Zanzibar, I heard from an abandoned beach resort at the very South of the island, not far from the lodge at Kizimkazi Beach where we...

Entrancing Balinese Dance

The very essence of the Balinese people is expressed by their dance. There is a great dramatic richness in their dynamic, angular and intensely expressive gestures of their fingers, hands, head and eyes. Balinese dance...

Decaying Churches of Detroit

You enter the dark church through the sacristy. When you stand in its former sanctuary, you immediately notice the churches badly vandalized state, broken wooden benches in disarray, a half-destroyed grand piano lying...

Detroit’s Renaissance Center

When I photographed Detroit’s Renaissance Center in early January 2016, it was extremely cold and the strong gusts of wind didn’t help to get it done. I had just come from a tour through the more derelict parts of...

Belize’s Fantastic Bioluminescence

In Belize, there's a river called the Sittee River. It is a body of brackish water that is surrounded by giant mangroves and, at night, total darkness. I mean total darkness. Suddenly, our small boat turns into the...

Colors of Boipepa Island & Morro de São Paulo, Brazil

Brazil is vast and there are beautifully lonely spots such as Boipeba Island (Ilha de Boipeba) and, less lonely, at least in 2012, Morro de São Paulo. You get to Morro by boat or sea plane, which is an adventure in...

Living in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Erg Chebbi (Arabic: عرق الشبي‎) is really a sea of sand – lots of intensely red and orange sand that reminded me of the sand dunes of Star Wars. To the east you will find nomads living in the desert ruins of an old...

Detroit’s Terribly but Beautifully Derelict High Schools

Detroit, the derelict city of abandonment, has undergone a dramatic population loss like no other city in the United States. The result is that almost 50% of Detroit's square miles are vacant. The city architecture’s...

Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, an Ancient Fortified City of Morocco

Aït Ben Haddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas. You...

This World is Beautiful

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