Sunday Things - ruinous edition

posted in Links by Cargo Cult on Sunday May 26 2013

Various ruins, caves, bunkers and abandoned cities for this week's edition of ... the Sunday Things!

An echo of an image fished out of a dead area of the internet.
Guardian telephone exchange - huge Cold War facility underneath Manchester, kept secret for decades and then left unnoticed for decades more until it caught fire. Somehow aptly, the best source of information I've found on the place is on a website that no longer exists. Disappointingly few full-sized images of its construction have been archived...
Possibly not the next Fallout game.
The Ruins of Villa Epecuen - Argentinian tourist resort drowned by the salt lake it was built next to, steadily re-emerging from the brine. More recent images from the BBC. via Chris S.
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings etc. etc.
Ruined city of Ani, Turkey - ancient Armenian city with a complex history, abandoned and neglected for centuries and now located in a Turkish military zone. See also: Derinkuyu underground city.
If that rock ever moves, they're stuffed.
Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain - 'The Town that is Literally Living Under a Rock'. Ancient cave dwellings turned into rather more salubrious buildings. Compare Nottingham's caves for a subdued, dampened British version. via Erik W.

Bonus Flatulent HTML corner:

  • fartscroll.js - I've somehow managed to resist adding The Onion's venture into web frameworks to this blog. But I don't know how much longer I can hold this in...

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