In February 1944 the USA launched an attack on Chuuk Lagoon that devastated Japan’s main WWII South Pacific base and sunk 12 warships and 32 merchant ships in the process. The majority of these ships are still located on the lagoon’s floor today and make Chuuk Lagoon "the biggest graveyard of ships in the world." Many of these ships are also still in excellent condition and attracts thousands of divers each year, eager to explore the incredible site. The huge war ships also house the remains of fighter aircraft, torpedoes, motorcycles railroad cars and tanks. Chuuk Lagoon really is an underwater WWII museum and one of the most incredible dive sites in the world.
Atlas Obscura The Photographer Who is Getting Inside Abandoned Rural America Atlas Obscura Urban exploration (or “urbex”) is a popular term for the scoping out of old buildings, but Micheau's pursuit is a bit more specific.
From the photo above it may look like the passengers on this paratrooper plane met a disastrous end, but this Douglas Dakota DC-3 didn’t crash into the sea during the Second World War. The plane was actually intentionally sunk in 2009 in order to create a unique playground for divers to explore. The aircraft, which was used as a transporter for a Turkish paratrooper regiment in WWII, was sunk in the waters of Cas, off the coast of Turkey. It lies 21 metres beneath the surface of the Mediterranean Sea and can now be freely explored by divers and is home to numerous schools of tropical fish.
The world of Japanese miniature art is vast and deep. We’ve devoted several articles to highlighting various artists who create miniature worlds out of everything from toy train tracks and wood to human hair. Satoshi Araki is an artist worth noting, not for his use of odd materials, but fo
Two French photographers immortalize the remains of the motor city on film. Pictured above is the Packard Plant; luxury-auto maker Packard produced its last car here in 1956. To see more work by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, visit their website.
large format, 5x4 inch camera photography of ruined and derelict mansions throughout wales, including Hafod, Sker, Aberglasney, y siarpal, pencoed castle, baron hill, angelsey ruins, pembrokeshire ruins, ceredigion ruins, glamorgan ruins, carmarthenshire...
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