Todd Lappin

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Abandoned Fishing Village in China Reclaimed by Nature

In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature–an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which …

China

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Super Rich Abura-Soba!! (Ramen Noodles with Oil Based Sauce)

Steps<p>2. Mix all if the ingredients together aside from the soba noodles to make the dressing.<p>3. Thoroughly drain the boiled noodles, and combine with …

The Combat Ration Collectors Who Eat Decades-Old Military Meals

Beef stew from 1983, anyone?<p>A G.I. eating a compressed dehydrated vegetable bar in 1971. (Photo: Natick Soldier Systems Center Photographic …

Food

Bavarian Meatball

Mothballed Launch Sites Stand as Monuments to the US Space Program

Roland Miller spent 25 years photographing spent NASA sites. Now, the images are brought together in a new bookContinue reading on Medium »

Exploration

Tokyo Made Tiny

I was invited to view a 1:1000 scale model of Tokyo today. It felt … liturgical. Like bearing witness to a holy object. It was <i>weird</i> — let’s just say …

Google Maps

Bagels that look they're made from fluorescent Play-Doh

The Bagel Store in Brooklyn has been making rainbow bagels for 20 years. They serve them filled with cotton candy and rainbow-sprinkle-cake-flavored …

Crazy and Daring, These Concrete Soviet Bus Stops are Tributes to their Unknown Designers

Crazy and Daring, These Concrete Soviet Bus Stops are Tributes to their Unknown Designers<p>From Brutalism to sheer whimsy, a new book surveys hundreds …

Never-Before-Seen Images Reveal How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Was Swallowed By Nature

Polish photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski travelled to the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster last month to see the location with his own eyes. …

This Giant Abandoned Soviet Spaceship Made of Wood Looks Like the Ultimate Children’s Playground Feature

While exploring an abandoned corner of the Zhukovsky airfield (Ramenskoye Airport) in Moscow two years ago, aviation photographer Aleksander Markin …

When a Plane Crash Has a ‘Happy Ending’

Photographer Dietmar Eckell has traveled across four continents to photograph mangled aircraft that share a miraculous history: No one perished in any of these crash landings. “This series is not about wrecks that are not worth recovering,” Eckell said. “It is about heroes — the pilots who turned …

Aviation

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'Enola Gay' Lift Control Panel

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Melbourne’s famous green and yellow W-class trams left to rust

Explore the TWA Terminal, a Pristine Time Capsule From 1962

Right now, a team of digital scanning whizzes is back in their Florida lab, making a digital 3D model of the TWA Flight Center. Last week, while the staff and their equipment were hard at work recording every curve, bend, window, and facade of Eero Saarinen's 1962 terminal at John F. Kennedy …

Dave Dix

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The vault of retro sci-fi 2.0

The vault of retro sci-fi 2.0. 188,114 likes · 37,124 talking about this. Images from the wonderful futuristic age of retro/vintage/bit older …

Ancient High Plains wrecking yard packed full of Detroit treasures

Four years ago, I visited an amazing wrecking yard located in the High Plains area of northeastern Colorado, about midway between Denver and …

Ten Vehicles That Should Be America's Next Mail Truck

The United States Postal Service is reviewing bids for America's new mail truck this summer, but we here at <i>Jalopnik</i> have already done the hard work …

The SVT Raptor is the perfect Border Patrol vehicle

U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a lot—often way too much—of their fleet. One agent finds out that the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor can take the abuse.<p>I'm driving down a narrow dirt track somewhere in a South Texas at a hurried but not unreasonable pace. As I round a bend, the ground arches up into a tall …

Trucks

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level …

Vintage Airline Posters That Lured Tourists to San Francisco

Image via Pinterest<br>The golden age of aviation was a time of catered meals, high-thread-count blankets, business-class levels of legroom—and brightly colored, <b>occasionally psychedelic graphic design</b>. (It was also a time of higher fatalities, mile-high ticket prices, and neck-snapping turbulence in …

Glamorous Crossing: How Pan Am Airways Dominated International Travel in the 1930s

<i>Meredith Hindley</i> <i>| Longreads | February 2015 | 18 minutes (4,383 words)</i><p>In August 1936, Americans retreated from the summer heat into movie theaters to …