Posts Tagged ‘abandoned’

Abandoned intersection near Ottawa

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

The Children’s Safety Village in Ottawa, Canada, closed a few years ago. Due to asbestos. via Reddit.

Pretty hard not to read this as metaphor. For Ottawa in general, for our dilapidated democracy, for our record child poverty, and for our deliberate peddling of asbestos to nations without safety regulations.

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Whatever happened to the “Beatles ashram” in Rishikesh?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

UPDATE: This Guardian article on the 1972 visit of Led Zeppelin to India contains a reference to the supposed restoration of this ashram. Anyone heard anything else? Please leave links/information in the comments. Thanks!

Paul Prudence, author of the blog dataisnature, took these photographs of the abandoned Rishikesh ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi—celebrity yogi to the Beatles and a central figure in late 60s counterculture.

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