Friday, August 07, 2009

Speaking of falling into teh intarw3bz...

Kowloon Walled City.

Gunkajima Odyssey.

A perfect blend of Fascinating and Awesome.

8 comments:

Jeffro said...

Wow. Hashima island looks part ghost town and part abandoned prison.

And I'd only heard of Kowloon in passing.

'Bout makes me thirsty for a Sapporo - that would be apropos to toast the ghosts.

jed said...

If this sort of stuff trips your trigger, you might find Dark Roasted Blend to be an enjoyable time sink. The author links to a number of other sites where you could spend hours looking around at ... well, all sorts of modern, recent, and ancient stuff.

You probably already know about it, but I figured I'd mention it, just in case.

Only speculating, but I suspect it was something like a prison for the employees. When you live and work on an island such as that, I suspect you owe your soul to the company store in a big way.

Joseph said...

KWC reminds me a bit of the street level world in "Blade Runner".

Steve Skubinna said...

Too damn weird. I am in Sasebo right now, and just today I wandered through a bookstore I frequent (don't read Japanese, but sometimes I find well illustrated books on the Imperial Navy). There were three picture books on Gunkan Jima, all of which I leafed through, with the intent of finding out more about the place. And now, here you are, with a link...

Tam said...

VFTP: 'Cause we're all psychic like 'dat. :D

Tam said...

(...and before you ask, the number is 5.)

Steve Skubinna said...

Yeah, yeah, and there is no spoon.

DirtCrashr said...

That place makes Alcatraz look like a Chuck-E-Cheese mini-golf course and vacation spa...
The adding machine is a special touch.