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Nature took over New York City's forgotten island

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Nestled in between the Bronx and Manhattan, North Brother Island once housed Typhoid Mary, but now is an astonishing look at a world without humans.

 

Check out the slideshow and full story in this Smithsonian article: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/exploring-new-york-citys-abandoned-island-where-nature-has-taken-over-180951450/

 

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Wow what a find, I've never heard of that place. I think most interesting is the photographer's way of thinking; “Most people view ruins as if they were looking into the past, but these buildings show what New York could be years from now,” Payne says. “I see these photographs like windows into the future.”

 

 

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/exploring-new-york-citys-abandoned-island-where-nature-has-taken-over-180951450/#up2F9ifLrhlYTbDp.99

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Neat article! There used to be a series showing what the cities would look like if the civilization was wiped out, and it looked remarkably like the pictures.

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Wow, that is really something...Thanks for posting!

smiles, ladybug

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