High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

High Line – Abandoned Railway Line Becomes Elevated Park in New York

The High Line is a mile long, garden park in New York City built on an elevated 1.45-mile section of an abandoned railway line called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan. In 1980 the last freight train ran along the elevated railway line reportedly pulling three boxcars of […]

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected high-rise buildings where 33,000 residents lived within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its […]

Das Park Hotel Built from Giant Sewage Pipes

Das Park Hotel Built from Giant Sewage Pipes

If your idea of a holiday is to live inside a sewage pipe, then congratulations – you qualify for a night’s stay at the Das Park Hotel in Austria. Three huge concrete drain pipes located in a public park in the Austrian city of Ottensheim is all that make up the Das Park Hotel. The […]

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa, originally known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, is a Chinese mythological theme park in Singapore that is home to some of the freakiest and demented statues ever. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. From […]