fingerprint island, leftscape #29, croatia, 2022 (ex-vineyard: walls were built to clear the ground and wind protection. 'drunken rabbit' rumors: competitors set rabbits free that overpopulated and ate up the vineyard)
hazardous beauty, leftscape #11, usa, 2017 (ex hazardous waste evaporation pool in californias desert. protected by 3 fences. luckily nature creates beauty even at ugly traces of mankind)
carré to chaos, leftscape #36, morocco, 2023 (colonial mine housing. when the french left due to sinking lead prices many locals continued mining illegally leading to fatal chaos)
desert mole, leftscape #31, morocco, 2023 (250y old foggaras dug by slaves - an underground water system with vertical shafts, connected by a gently sloping tunnel which carries water to a lower oasis. left cuz motor pumps)
broken arrow, leftscape #13, usa, 2017 (concrete arrow from the 1920s aviation navigation system for night flights of air mail planes. light towers every 10 miles guided from coast to coast)
1290 meter, leftscape #42, turkey, 2023 (the cathedral of mren was built from 631-639 and was abandoned with the armenian genocide 1915-23. its 1290m from the border to armenia)
silence of muttons, leftscape #39, turkey, 2023 (as muttons are not good climbers the locals carved even paths in the rugged terrain. from above they look like contour lines)
lincoln boulevard, leftscape #1, usa, 2017 (in 1958 a real estate developer master-planned californias next mega city. the plan failed due to lack of water for millions. the streets all have names)
running up that hill, leftscape #38, turkey, 2023 (village in east anatolia nestled between two mountains. if attacked they could hide in mountain-top caves)
orthodox ghosts, leftscape #47, turkey, 2023 (2000y greek orthodox village. in 1915 half of the villagers were deported on death marches. after the war and population exchange 1923 muslims refused to settle because of 'ghosts')
leftscape #9, usa, 2017 (in 1958 a real estate developer master-planned californias next mega city. the plan failed. the streets all have names)
leftscape #8, usa, 2017 (calibration field for analog cameras of airplanes. now all done digital)
leftscape #5, usa, 2017 (test range on the salt flats in utah)
leftscape #6, usa, 2017 (test range on the salt flats in utah)
leftscape #7, usa, 2017 (test range on the salt flats in utah)
leftscape #14, usa, 2017 (the eagle mountain iron mine closed down in the 80s)
leftscape #23, usa, 2017 (golf course in california closed down due to high water prices and changing consumer behavior)
leftscape #10, usa, 2017 (3 times fenced hazardous waste site on the border between california and nevada. the liquids evaporated or entered the soil)
leftscape #16.2, usa, 2017 (track to the abandoned eagle mountain iron mine)
leftscape #2, usa, 2017 (abandoned mine in mojave desert)
leftscape #4, usa, 2017 (abandoned field in nevada)
leftscape #17, usa, 2017 (track to the abandoned eagle mountain iron mine)
leftscape #18, usa, 2017 (track to the abandoned eagle mountain iron mine)
leftscape #16.1, usa, 2017 (track to the abandoned eagle mountain iron mine)
leftscape #15, usa, 2017 leftscape #14, usa, 2017 (the eagle mountain iron mine closed down in the 1980s)
leftscape #12, usa, 2017 (dirt race track abandoned in nevada)
leftscape #3, usa, 2017 (abandoned mine near the ghost town of rhyolite, nevada)
leftscape #21, usa, 2017 (abandoned tracks near the border to mexico)
leftscape #22, usa, 2017 (abandoned tracks near the border to mexico)
Play Slideshow