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Alec Baldwin: 'The movies are abandoning serious acting to television'

Where I've ended up, I'm pretty content. I see the people at the top of the movie business today and I compare their careers with those at the top 40 years ago. I wouldn't trade places with those that dominate today; I don't necessarily want what they have. I want the choices they have but I look …

Amazing abandoned places just waiting to be explored

Ever since I can remember, I've had a serious fascination with exploring abandoned structures. I was the seven-year-old trying to slide down …

Behold the tallest abandoned building in the world

The skyline of Yekaterinburg, Russia, is dominated by an odd landmark. Towering over the city is an unfinished construction project, the world's …

China's Abandoned Wonderland

In Chenzhuang Village, China, about 20 miles northwest of central Beijing, the ruins of a partially built amusement park called Wonderland sit near a highway, surrounded by houses and fields of corn. Construction work at the park, which developers had promised would be "the largest amusement park …

Project Harp, a giant space gun in Barbados, is now abandoned

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a new travel blog. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>Established in 1961 and abandoned in …

Stunning SongJiang Hotel Project Takes Advantage of Abandoned Water-Filled Quarry

<b>SongJiang Hotel concept</b> is pretty stunning project, it’s been won by Atkins as part of an international design competition to design a 5-star resort …

Abandoned underwater strip club in Eilat, Israel

We've heard of exclusive clubs before, but it seems as if this abandoned underwater strip club was pretty difficult to get in during its day. The …

Have You Seen The Abandoned Island In The Centre Of NYC?

Rewind to 1885 and it's during that year that North Brother Island was used as a busy hospital complex. It was primarily designed to quarantine …

The Lunchbox Museum

While recently rambling through the rolling hills of Georgia, CH ended up on the outskirts of Columbus at the world's largest Lunchbox Museum, situated in the back of the Rivermarket Antique Mall. Owner Allen Woodall is an avid collector of many things—from classic cars to southern pottery—but his …

96-Year-Old Man’s Love Song to His Late Wife Tops iTunes Charts

Earlier this summer, Illinois-based music recording studio Green Shoe Studio launched a singer-songwriter contest open to the public in the hopes of getting to know local talent, but they had no idea that 96-year-old Peoria resident Fred Stobaugh would enter with a heartwarming song dedicated to …

Rent a Bit of History: Basquiat’s Loft for Rent on Airbnb

Ever dreamt of stepping into the shoes of someone you admire or perhaps sleeping where they slept? Well, the New York City loft that was once the …

Fan the Flame – Paper Sculptures for Amnesty International by People Too

Fan the Flame – Paper Sculptures.<p>Lena Erlikh and Aleksey Lyapunov of People Too were hired by agency Ogilvy & Mather London to create a series of …

A King Cobra Folded from a Single Sheet of Tissue Paper | Colossal

<p>This accomplished king cobra designed by Ronald Koh was recently folded by origami artist Matthieu Georger from a single piece of specially treated …

The world's best student housing: the top 10 architecture projects

This year's winner of the Carbuncle Cup for the country's worst building plumbed new depths of awfulness in standards of student housing – providing cramped cells that look directly on to a brick wall. Adding insult to injury, the planners refused permission for this abysmal scheme, only to have …

Unknown Artistic Insect Builds a White Picket Fence to Protect its Nest of Eggs | Colossal

<p>Earlier this summer while on vacation in Peru, graduate student Troy Alexander fell in love with the Amazon rainforest, and on his return asked an …

10,000 Chopsticks Form Huge Mythological Dragon

This giant dragon sculpture is an innovative creation made completely out of 10,000 chopsticks. Simply called <i>Chopsticks Dragon</i>, the piece was developed to promote the opening of Aziatage Caf, located in Yekaterinburg, Russia, which opened its doors in the spring of 2012 on the Day of the Dragon. In …

Street Art

Car Illustrations from Famous Movies

If you are fan of nice cars and good movies, chances are you have seen these cars on the movies before. But now they are completely illustrated by …

Lost Destination Prints by Dorothy

Brutalist concrete architecture from the 1960s and 1970s might not be to everyone's taste, but for Manchester-based design studio Dorothy, such buildings are the objects of no small amount of affection—as a new series of illustrated prints attests.<p>The series, released via Dorothy's online shop …

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The Work of Master Sculptor Tim Miller

Looking at a nice finished statue like these below might get you thinking that the process behind these is simple, but don't be mistaken. These are …