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Most of us dream of running away from modern life, from time to time. Photographer Alec Soth spent five years documenting the people who have done just that, and the places they've sought refuge in.

It turns out the Windy City has more going for it than great music and lots of, ah, wind: it also has some of the best-looking garage doors we’ve ever seen.

Dear Photograph

Tuesday April 16, 2019

The website Dear Photograph asks readers to send in photos of photos taken in the same place across different times. The result is a vertigo-inducing trip through a nostalgic wormhole.

The Futuristic TV Sets of Dubai

Saturday April 13, 2019

Television news desks can be pretty abstract at the best of times. But the spaceship-like ones that grace the airwaves of the United Arab Emirates are really out of this world.

Beautiful Shipwrecks

Friday April 12, 2019

Running your ship ashore is a dangerous, costly and – if you’re the captain of a commercial vessel – career-limiting thing to do. But we’ll be damned if it doesn’t look pretty.

Cowboy life isn’t all gunslinging and horse riding. Finnish photographer Karoliina Paatos captures the more mundane moments of life on the range.

As the weather starts to turn chilly, take a leaf out of Lítla Dímun’s book and make yourself a neat cloud hat.

As one writer points out, the place looks like Jurassic Park after the dinosaurs break out.

The Twisted Trees of New Zealand

Tuesday March 26, 2019

Slope Point, New Zealand, is so windy, its trees all end up – you guessed it – constantly sloping.

Capturing the Signs of Australia

Tuesday March 12, 2019

Local photographer Brady Michaels is recording the nation's fading vintage signs and typography, one bit of neon, shabbily painted brick or auto sculpture at a time.

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