Shengsi, an archipelago of almost 400 islands at the mouth of China’s Yangtze river, holds a secret shrouded in time – an abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature. These photos by Tang Yuhong, a creative photographer based in Nanning, take us into this lost village on Goqui island.
A few days ago I went exploring around the Salton Sea area with my friends Shannon and Drew, and we had a killer day just driving around and seeing what there was to see surrounding Slab City. Check out the photo essay below for some of the neat pictures I took with my cell phone of places like Obsidian Butte, the Salton Sea, and (best of all) the Glamis Sand Dunes (which looks a lot like the Sahara Desert!). Also, check out the cute video below the pictures of Drew rolling down a sand dune while his puppy chases him.
My friend Sydney picked me up in Gary, Indiana on our way down to Plan-it-x fest, and just before leaving the city, I decided to go find the old abandoned City Methodist Church which turned out to only be a few blocks away. We spent about an hour exploring the place, and I took a lot of good pictures along the way.
One of the less well-known spots near Slab City is an area about seven miles southeast, called the Mud Pots. The mud pots are bubbling pools of mud that are the result of geothermal areas with a shortage of water. They also form something called gryphons, small mud volcanoes about 6-7 feet high. Located at the corner of Davis and W Schrimpf road, it’s a fun place to go spend the day getting dirty as hell. Most everyone that visits comes back with a decent coat of grey mud all over their bodies, since the grey mud usually isn’t too hot to play around in, but damn, it’s a pain to wash off.