[The Space issue] Ghost

All over the world lie ghost towns, eternal reminders of our History. Evacuated, destroyed, or simply forgotten, years of decaying gave them an odd fascinating power.

Take the most common city, empty it from all of its inhabitants, whether for a tragic  or a logical  reason, wait a few years, and you’ll obtain a fascinating frozen in time place, an extraordinary witness of what went wrong at some point.

Of course, such spaces attracted all sorts of people, from scientists, to artists. Here are some examples of how an empty space can lead to creativity:

The tragical yet wonderfully told road trip of Elena Filatova in Pripyat



A tour of Rhyolite, by Philip Bloom:



The massacre of Oradour sur Glane, by David Line:



Ruby, Arizona, by Tom Guilmette:



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