Sunday Afternoon Quick Hits: Modern Ruins Aren’t Just In Detroit

Over the last few years, Detroit has become a destination for adventure travelers and photographers wanting to explore the city’s ‘ruins.’ However, this fascination seems to be a growing trend in other big cities as well. Particularly in Europe.

A must read post @ WCW: “We are giving up liberty for security. Soon our liberty will be gone and we will wonder where it went.

When Stonewalls Mattered

Abandoned Communist Monument:

Japanese researchers create palladium-like alloy using nanotechnology, ‘present-day alchemy.’ One comment after the article really got to the point about this discovery:

Great, Japanese researchers came up with new element, but American researchers created a social network about the element.

We are doomed.

Pundette: Thirty (or so) favorite quotes of 2010

I guess….The Year’s Most Popular Web-Searches Explain 2010 To Us All

Storm drain, Manchester:

Cynical Synapse: Word Czars Take Aim at Social Media

Need to purchase a vintage camera, typewriter or alarm clock?

“True Twit”

FCBZ: Bad News for the Hoosier State: Indiana Unemployment in State of Bankruptcy

  • John Carey January 2, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the link Steve. Interesting pictures. I noticed the hammer can sickle on the ceiling of the one pic; perhaps a safe house for Van Jones?

    • steve January 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

      a safe house for Van Jones?

      Good one!

  • Cynical Synapse January 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    I second the thanks for the link Steve. Though I don’t have data to support it, I am convinced you’re my top referrer. I appreciate you checking in regularly to see what I’ve got to say.

    • steve January 3, 2011 at 6:20 am

      Not a problem. I really like your web page, its on my daily ‘to read’ list.