Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be buried beneath the Atacama Desert.

Chuquicamata, Chile (pop 18,000) was abandoned in 2007 due to the increasing proximity of waste material from the Chuquicamata copper mine, and health concerns about dust and toxic gasses. 12 years later it remains virtually untouched. Eventually, it will be… Continue Reading

Depressing. This is from the Erie Cemetery. The name changed in the 1920s but this is where the elderly with no family were buried. Today it is known as the Sarah Reed Retirement Center.

Depressing. This is from the Erie Cemetery. The name changed in the 1920s but this is where the elderly with no family were buried. Today it is known as the Sarah Reed Retirement Center.

Waverley Cemetery Sydney, Australia You’ll find some famous Aussies buried here, But the real reason to visit is the view. Opened in 1877, Waverley occupies roughly 40 acres atop cliffs overlooking the South Pacific.

Waverley Cemetery Sydney, Australia You’ll find some famous Aussies buried here, But the real reason to visit is the view. Opened in 1877, Waverley occupies roughly 40 acres atop cliffs overlooking the South Pacific.

Mausoleum of the famous Eben Byers in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. His jaw necrotized after drinking radium tonic for years. He was buried in a lead coffin.

Mausoleum of the famous Eben Byers in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, PA. His jaw necrotized after drinking radium tonic for years. He was buried in a lead coffin.

A handsome Pittsburgh Victorian man taken too soon from the Spanish Flu. He was buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery (the famous sister Cathy Cesnik went to school at the church here).

A handsome Pittsburgh Victorian man taken too soon from the Spanish Flu. He was buried in Saint Mary’s Cemetery (the famous sister Cathy Cesnik went to school at the church here).

Alice wed her first husband (she was his second wife) in 1871. He died in 1895. She re-married three years later, relocating from Maine to Mass. He died in 1918. She returned to Maine, where she died about 20 years later, aged about 90, and is buried alongside her first husband and his first wife

Alice wed her first husband (she was his second wife) in 1871. He died in 1895. She re-married three years later, relocating from Maine to Mass. He died in 1918. She returned to Maine, where she died about 20 years… Continue Reading

A chicken walks on a cable in Bento Rodrigues, three days after an avalanche of mud and mining sludge from failed dams buried the town in southeastern Brazil, on November 8, 2015; Christophe Simon [1500 x 998]

A chicken walks on a cable in Bento Rodrigues, three days after an avalanche of mud and mining sludge from failed dams buried the town in southeastern Brazil, on November 8, 2015; Christophe Simon [1500 x 998]