Two Pictures, Two Links

abandoned island


“Eventually, the mines faced an end, and in 1974 the world’s once most densely populated island become totally deserted. The island, after all its inhabitants departed leaving behind their belongings, became an empty shell of a city where all its peopl disappeared overnight, as if by some mysterious act of God.”

(via BoingBoing)

tarkovsky polaroid


“The great Soviet film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky always carried a Polaroid camera with him. His son, Andrei A Tarkovsky, explains the background to some of the pictures.

Myasnoye – This is in Myasnoye, Russia, where my family had a holiday home. (c) Andrei A Tarkovsky. All rights reserved”

(via MeFi)