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Ezmer Obsolescence

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These objects tell the story of a generation: the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. They were used in the daily lives of a household, in each family, bringing, comfort, modernity, leisure and emotions. They were quickly abandoned and forgotten.

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Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments by Jan Kempenaers

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While Yugoslavia has long since dissolved, abandoned monuments remain that recall the nation’s glory in the second world war.  Photographer Jan Kempenaers has traveled throughout the Balkans to photograph these wild, strange structures that have lost much of their cultural relevance.  In various states of disrepair, these monuments (some buildings, other sculptures) represent an era of modern and brutalist architecture that defined this time period in the socialist East.  Today, they appear alien, odd and empty, stark reminders of a struggle long since forgotten by a nation that no longer exists.

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The North Dakota ghost towns that are coming back to life thanks to oil boom

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Two Fargo radio personalities who photographed the remains of western North Dakota's pioneer towns for a coffee table book discovered a surprise when they returned for volume two.

Some of the 'ghost' towns had come back to life, thanks largely to the oil boom.
One of the images that Troy Larson and Terry Hinnenkamp had hoped to capture for the second volume of 'Ghosts of North Dakota' was an abandoned church in Fortuna, near the borders of Montana and Saskatchewan.

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