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The Catacombs of Paris by Photographer Luuc de Wilde

Luuc de Wilde is a 20-year-old Dutchman from Rotterdam who just loves to travel and make the most of his days. To the extreme.

He has traveled the world to visit abandoned hospitals, hotels, theme parks and bunkers. He has also visited Chernobyl. And he likes to climb on rooftops for a better view.

In March of 2016 Luuc wanted to try something else. He went underground. He traveled to Paris to visit the famous catacombs.

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The Walled Off Hotel by Banksy

The Walled Off hotel by Banksy opened it's door for visitors in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The views are great.

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A peek inside an abandoned Japanse haunted sex motel

The Fuurin Motel in Tokyo was once used as a rendezvous for lovers and a secret escape for people in affairs. This love hotel closed its doors 17 years ago and locals are scared to go near it as they say it is a haunted place.

Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, from Heerlen in the Netherlands has been there and made some eerie pictures from this hotel. There is a myth that Japanese ghosts live in abandoned buildings, but Bob thinks that it may scare people not entering or vandalising this abandoned building.

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Mount Etna erupting. Again.

Mount Etna is Europe's tallest and most active volcano and it shows. It started erupting again yesterday and that has given us these beautiful images to enjoy.

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The 2017 Carnival In Brazil in Photos

Carnival in Brazil really never disappoints does it? Every year it just looks like such a colorful and loud party and I want to shake my hip[s to the samba beats in my head.

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Awesome pictures of an old Navy Ship

We featured a totally cool gallery from an abandoned casino in Romania by the Dutch Urban Explorer Michel last year. Michel also visited an old Navy Ship from France and gave us the pictures. Below his story and pictures.

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The Piton de la Fournaise on Reunion island has erupted. Again.

The Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French Indian Ocean Reunion Island is one of the world's most active volcanoes and it has just erupted again.
And every time it erupts it gives us these totally cool pictures.

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Warships in France by Photographer Bob Thissen

Bob Thissen is an animator, filmmaker and photographer and he loves to travel. He has been traveling the world looking for unique abandoned buildings and yards and since 2007 he takes his camera with him to document what he finds. However, just documenting these places soon wasn't enough. Bob wanted to show us their beauty and tragedy and started taking more and more care in the way he captured the images.
It's the adrenaline, adventure and experience that drives him to go to these places, but once there he wants to leave us, the viewer, with a feeling of "wow". And I think you'll agree that he is doing a pretty good job so far.

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New Year’s Eve Around The World 2017

We would like to wish you all a very happy 2017.
May we leave the hate of 2016 behind and embrace the love.

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Behind the scenes at the Harbin Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival

Every year we post a set of images from the Harbin International Snow & Ice Sculpture Festival and every year they look amazing.
To create it takes a lot of work.

Check out the 2016, 2015 and 2014 sets.

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Best Pictures Of 2016

I just checked out what I wrote in 2015 and it turns out nothing has changed. Absolutely nothing. Syria is still one big mess. Innocent refugees still want to flee countless frightening war zones. The Brexit has isolated and divided Britain a little more. Trump has done the same in the US. France was once again hit with terrorist attacks. And falling oil prices have given companies and consumers the excuse not to care about the environment as much.
I would be really good if we could let 2016 be and concentrate on making 2017 a year to never forget for the right reasons.

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The Abandoned Airplane Graveyard in Bangkok

My name is Steve and i am one of the people behind TotallyCoolPix and the Dutch Amusement site VKMag. I am absolutely no photographer nor i have the intentions to become one. But when i am somewhere on this planet i love to visit cool places and take some pictures. At this moment i am in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. Things you need to do here are eating Thai dishes (including spiders and scorpions), visiting the Grand Palace, various temples and of course drinking some cocktails in the rooftop bar that was featured in the Hangover II movie. Bangkok also has some places that are on the bucket list of Urban Explorers, like the abandoned Ghost Tower. But climbing 49 floors when it is really hot outside? No, not this trip. But there is another cool place in my eyes to visit in Bangkok, the Airplane Graveyard where abandoned jets have been left to rot. These planes were abandoned after a business venture to convert them into a bar and venue failed. So somewhere in a suburb of Bangkok is this private lot filled with pieces of decommissioned commercial jets, including a Boeing 747 fuselage. If you want to visit this graveyard you will have to pay 200 baht (5 euro) to a lady who lives on the site with her extended family in some converted fuselages.

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