Tidbits of Inspiration: Pictures of the Post-Apocalyptic… Abandoned Places

Dystopia.  Post-apocalyptica.  Themes from the-end-of-the-world have been a part of genre fiction for a long time.  I’m sure it says something about us, our fascination with our own demise. 

If you’ve been spending any time thinking about the inevitable zombie apocalypse – or maybe the inevitable saurian uprising, or perhaps that’s the inevitable robot rebellion, or the inevitable alien invasion, or what-have-you for inevitable eschatologies – maybe you’ll find some inspiration in this collection of images.

First, there’s these ten abandoned resorts.  I certainly found them evocative and inspirational.  It helps that the book I’m working on has shades of the post-apocalyptic in it.

Equally evocative is this collection of images of modern ruins.  There’s some overlap with the previous list, but a lot of new and eerie sights as well. 


10 thoughts on “Tidbits of Inspiration: Pictures of the Post-Apocalyptic… Abandoned Places

  1. Just creepy, Stephen. 🙂 Creepy can be fun.

    I sometimes wonder what will happen to our USA after we’re all gone.

    I’ve presented the idea of building a huge vault and filling it with archaeological fodder, but I just get weird looks. What do you say? Wanna be an investor? 😉

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