Sunday, November 7, 2010
Hashima, or Gunkanjima (Battleship Island), a 15 acre island owned by Mitsubishi for coal mining until 1974 sits rotting off the coast of Nagasaki. Boats are allowed to travel to the island since last year, though you're "not permitted to enter the structures." Now added to my fantasy travel list along with Prypiat, Ukraine, Varosha, Famagusta, and I guess Detroit.
Pictures via 端島 軍艦島と呼ばれた岩礁の都市