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Time Takes Its Toll

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 23 September 2015 in Cityscape & Urban.

I was surprised by the devastation visited upon this place in only 41 years of abandonment. But, the typhoons that batter this place must be epic. It makes me wonder about the effectiveness of the sea wall.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is true.

23 Sep 2015 6:10am

Devi from Chennai, India

rather a sad image...with the bleak looking sea..

23 Sep 2015 6:11am

jean pierre a from France

belle image d'abandon! amitiés

23 Sep 2015 6:17am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

La nature va rapidement recouvrir tout ceci

23 Sep 2015 6:23am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce jeune en premeir plan et la barrière blanche et ce mur et les maisons sueprbe décor.

23 Sep 2015 6:59am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une très belle composition j'aime

23 Sep 2015 7:48am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Une lumière grise tout à fait adaptée au sujet !

23 Sep 2015 8:21am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really an impressive atmosphere

23 Sep 2015 8:35am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Absolutely ! Nice series.

23 Sep 2015 8:51am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Beautiful approach this composition with the man in the foreground!

23 Sep 2015 8:52am

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

The tones in this scene enhance the bleak sadness of devastation. A moving image.

23 Sep 2015 8:54am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

It makes an amazing impression.

23 Sep 2015 9:16am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Impressiv !

23 Sep 2015 9:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Reclaimed by nature - interesting to know if the ruins are a haven for wildlife such as birds.

23 Sep 2015 10:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really impressive !

23 Sep 2015 12:19pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful shot from a boat. Excellent composition.

23 Sep 2015 1:19pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Impressionnante série!

23 Sep 2015 2:02pm

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a good example of the persistence of weather in destroying anything left unattended. A fine image.

23 Sep 2015 2:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A grim looking view.

23 Sep 2015 5:10pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Sad scene of the effect of Nature in destruction. A fine shot from the boat. :)

23 Sep 2015 6:00pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Another sad example of a mining city after the end of the activity. Nobody is interested in finding another use of buildings located usually far away. The image shows it excellently. Very ominous sight.

23 Sep 2015 6:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful angle, composition & lights!
Amazing textures!

23 Sep 2015 10:17pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Forces of nature can be "epic" ... they don't need much time to produce such devastation !! Impressive view ...

24 Sep 2015 12:22am

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

I know Hiroshima rebuilt. I thought Nagasoki did too.

24 Sep 2015 1:45am

@The#1AcePhotog: It has rebuilt. What you see here is an abandoned island that lies 11.8 miles (19 kilometers) southwest of Nagasaki Harbor. I have an explanation here.

Diana from Olympia, United States

It is a dark place

24 Sep 2015 2:15am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


24 Sep 2015 8:47am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Truly fascinating...

24 Sep 2015 9:47pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

The sea wall certainly shows the wear - I'll bet you are right, those Typhoons must have really don a job on the concerts facings in all the structures....this is kind of one of those scenes that (I hate to say it) movie producers now like to use.....What a story

27 Sep 2015 1:32pm