Mark Byrnes

Croatia's Growing Pains

On its independence day, a look around the country's lingering ethnic tensions.

Hugo Chavez's Urban 'Utopia' Didn't Turn Out All That Well

Ciudad Caribia, built from scratch under the watch of Venezuela's late president, has many, many problems.

Dazzling Views From Georgia's Death-Defying Cable Cars

Over a dozen USSR-built cable cars still help the residents of Chiatura get around town.

People in Seattle Are Outraged By This $2,000 'Homelessness Tour'

One local homeless man wants to show you how the homeless really live in his city. And he insists it isn't exploitative.

French 'Spider-Man' Climbs His Latest Skyscraper

Alain Robert entertained the lunch crowd in La Defense yesterday as he scaled a 607-foot tower with his bare hands.

What Makes London's Underground Logo So Special?

Design historian David Lawrence's new book explores its history and how it came to be synonymous with the city it serves.

The Challenge of Finding Actual People to Photograph in Car-Dependent Omaha

Rob Walter's photographs of Omaha may seem dreary. But he is devoted to his "social, supportive" city.

You've Heard of a Party Bus. Now Pittsburgh Has a Party Bridge

Festivities for a rubber duck Friday, and a man jumping off the bridge (safely) with joy last night.

A Trip Inside Philadelphia's Abandoned Subway Station

Closed for over 20 years, SEPTA's old Spring Garden station has become a "mecca" for local graffiti artists and urban explorers.

These Photo Distortions Breathe New Life Into Dreary Russian Landscapes

A photographer figures out how to infuse Ryazan with a "new emotion."

Spend the Night in a Vintage Camping Caravan Jammed in an Old German Warehouse

Choose between sleeping in a Pullman coach or an Airstream trailer.

The Unsexy Forefathers of London's Trendy Food Trucks

A photo tour of Britain's quirky roadside cafes.

Apple Maps Directed Drivers Onto an Actual Airport Taxiway

Oops.

So, Apparently It's Cool to Hang Out of Moving, Tilted Cars in Saudi Arabia Now

A stunt that makes dudes shooting rifles while drifting seem almost tame.

China's Disappearing Rivers: Is Climate Change to Blame?

The government says global warming dried up its rivers. But they've ignored the impact of their giant dams and diversion channels.

'Playboy' May Have Just Cost Texas Some Amazing Public Art

An illegal roadside ad disguised as art may force the Texas DOT to tear down the famous Prada Marfa as well.

Eerie Photos of a French Ghost Town

Goussainville-Vieux Pays was once a thriving farming village. The opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport changed that.

Yup, Miley Cyrus Basically Ruined This University's Wrecking Ball Sculpture

Because college kids are dumb.

JFK's Most Famous Terminal May Soon Be Transformed Into a Flashy Hotel

The Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center is finally, maybe, getting a second life.