Pic of the Day: The Ruins of the Future


Hot on the heels of The Atlantic’s trend piece on the growing popularity of travel to desolate locations like Roswell and Chernobyl, our friends at Gadling have put together a photo roundup of 10 abandoned cities that might strike your fancy. Our favorite of the bunch? The Sanzhi District of Taiwan, which is home to abandoned pod-shaped buildings (also known as “UFO houses”) like the one above; originally built back in the ’70s, the strange structures were intended to be part of a resort marketed at US military officers, but funding fell through.