Photos

An Eerily Beautiful Phone Booth Filled to the Brim With Goldfish

Good luck trying to place a call in this booth-cum-aquarium.

Andrew Brooks Photography

A Quest to Expose the Forgotten Spaces of Europe

Like a church tower used for hiding from the Nazis, and a paved-over river full of colossal spiderwebs.

Manuel Alvarez Diestro

A Stunning Tribute to Hong Kong's Super-Packed Cemeteries

Photographer Manuel Alvarez Diestro gives these monolithic boneyards a grim celebration.

Reuters

Beijing Prepares to Wow the World With Its 'Big Penis' Building

The headquarters of the Communist Party's official newspaper is getting a golden coating in preparation for its debut.

The New York City Subway Operators' Photography Club

The MTA's own operators are some of the system's most talented, and most prolific, chroniclers.

10 Gorgeous, Nostalgic Photos of New York's Old Penn Station

Fifty years after its destruction, the iconic building is gone but not forgotten.

Behold, the Largest Land Art in the United Kingdom

Hey, is that field staring at me?

Sky Horse Publishing

Tree Houses for Grown-Ups, the Complete Collection

Birdhouse apartments, hanging human-sized nests, and other wonders are all featured in a gorgeous new book by Barcelona-based Loft Publications.

Philip Jarmain

Hunting Detroit's Masterworks of Architecture Before They Go Extinct

Photographer Philip Jarmain has spent years slipping into Detroit's historically significant abandoned spaces, now prey to scrap thieves, fire bombers, and municipal bulldozers.

Reuters

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.

Celebrity Love Letters to Their Favorite Parks

A new book invites Bill Clinton, Zadie Smith and more to explain what draws them to their favorite urban green space.

Anthony Flint

For Second-Tier European Cities, It's a Race to Go Greener, Faster

A visit to Nantes, the French city that's trying to distinguish itself by practically banning cars.

Austin Hodges

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.

REUTERS

From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, a Photo Tour of America's Closed National Monuments

From Fort Sumter to Ellis Island, photos are pouring in of America's shuttered national monuments.

A Multimedia Project Designed to Humanize Public Bus Drivers

"Driving Richmond" reveals the personal side of city transit.

NL Architects

Let's Turn More Empty Lots Into Mini-Golf Courses

Faced with a glut of empty eyesores, Amsterdam rolls out the sod for free public golfing.

National Fair Housing Alliance

How Banks Are Still Discriminating Against Minorities in the Foreclosure Crisis

They're doing a much better job of maintaining and marketing foreclosed homes in white neighborhoods.

AHEC

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

Jonathan Kalan

Egypt's Entrepreneurs Try to Build a New Tech Hub Amid Unrest

As the country has undergone massive political shifts, a new start-up culture has bloomed.