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Just Six Months After The Olympics, Sochi Looks Like A Ghost Town

Just Six Months After The Olympics, Sochi Looks Like A Ghost Town

It’s been almost exactly six months since the Sochi Olympics wrapped up and the world promptly moved on to speculating about the Rio 2016. Since then, the town of Sochi has been left holding the proverbial bag — which as Russian photographer Alexander Belenkiy shows us, is full of too…

Parts Of New York City Are Built On The Ruins Of English Cathedrals

Parts Of New York City Are Built On The Ruins Of English Cathedrals

Last week, Jalopnik’s Michael Ballaban posted about what is easily one of my favourite urban stories of all time, which is that parts of Manhattan are actually built on the wartime ruins of English towns — churches, homes, pubs, libraries, shops, and businesses — all shipped to the U.S. as…