Monday, March 25, 2013

Nan Madol

The former city of Nan Madol is a series of man made islands of the coast of Micronesia. It is a testament to the human fascination with turning dreams into reality and a precursor to the city structures currently dominating the field of urban architectural planning.

No fresh water and food were available within the tidal community and these provisions had to be transported from the mainland. Eventually the community was abandoned due to impracticality, but remains as an archaeological site and a sort of dreamlike synthetic reality.

In other news, debris from an earthquake has covered a lake in Zipingpu, Sichuan province but is somehow still inspiring in aesthetic.

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