Crooked River County

American rust belt metropolises are urban nebulae of sorts. The city cores grew and expanded furiously in the 19th and early 20th centuries, fed by the heavy industries of the time. But just as stars run out of fuel, so too steel, mining, and manufacturing left these cities. In the span of a generation, population … Continue reading Crooked River County

A Glorious Wreck

You don’t really go to Iceland for the urbex scene. However, once there, there are a couple spectacular abandonments you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere. The country’s first steel ship was beached and left as landmark at the tip of a fjord. It gets regular coats of paint, so it isn’t the rusted-out hulk … Continue reading A Glorious Wreck

Sol Invictus

At far northern latitudes in summer, the sun never really disappears; rather, it shoots behind and through clouds, racing around the horizon, only occasionally dipping below the horizon before darting out again. The bleak, wide landscapes of the Icelandic countryside provide the perfect backdrop for this hypnotic light show.   Here, the gloaming grows into … Continue reading Sol Invictus