Month: August 2011

Henry Ford’s Failed Town: Fordlândia

Henry Ford was a mastermind of efficiency. It wasn’t so much what he invented, it was how he made things better. His successes in streamlining...

Soviet Automotive Junkyard Museum

It is interesting how much culture can affect the desirability of classic cars. In the United States the transition from the late 40’s to the...

Shipwrecked: World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship World Discoverer slowly rusts. Built in 1974,...

Budget Cuts: Detroit Schools

Over the last decade attendance in the Detroit school system has experienced a 50% decline, dropping from over 170,000 students to just 83,000 enrolled. Fifty-nine...

Agdam, Azerbaijan: Ghost Town of War

Chances are you haven’t heard of Agdam. Founded less than 300 years ago, it doesn’t have much history. Its location is of little importance and...