abandoned Soviet sculptures, Yugoslavia
scattered across the Yugoslavian countryside are dozens of eerie, dystopian sculptures in various states of dilapidation. commissioned by the former president of Yugoslavia, these monuments were intended to commemorate the battlegrounds of WWII. today, they stand forgotten and left to the elements, presenting an unnerving spectacle to whomever stumbles across them.
Bagan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma)
founded in the mid ninth century, Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay region of Burma. the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan from the ninth to the thirteenth century. it remains, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful cities on earth.
Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France
quick history lesson: the Pointe du Hoc is a cliff on the coast of Normandy, and was a important site on the battles of June 6, 1944, better known as d-day. scores of bomb craters dot the landscape as a poignant reminder of the events of that day.
plain of jars, Laos
the so-called “plain of jars” is an archeological landscape in northern Laos. thousands of megalithic jars are scattered across a large area on the Xieng Khouang plateau. to date, no one is exactly sure who made the jars or what their purpose was.