These are the sinister photos of an abandoned
swingers mansion, covered in broken glass and daubed in graffiti. The house, in
Chattanooga, Tenn., was the former home of strip club owner Billy Hull, who was
jailed for murder in the ’70s. In 1972, nearly 10,000 people visited the
mansion, which was famous for the bunny-shaped pool that took up nearly half
the house. (Caters)
A photographer with a passion for decaying buildings has captured a hauntingly beautiful series of images from theaters crumbling across the U.S. after the final curtain has fallen. Matt Lambros, a photographer from Brooklyn, N.Y., began creating his series of images of abandoned theaters across America in 2009.
TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014
From the gruesome civil war in Central African Republic to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, the devastation in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis in Syria, TIME’s photographers produced some of the most compelling images of the past 12 months.
hold up signs as President Donald Trump speaks at the 2017 North
America’s Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference in
Washington; a man carries a child following a suspected chemical attack,
at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib
province, Syria; fans arrive during a practice round for the
Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.; An Iraqi Federal Police member fires an RPG towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Mosul, Iraq; and, South Sudanese refugee children gather with their belongings after crossing into Uganda at the Ngomoromo border post in Lamwo district, northern Uganda.
These are just a few of the photos of the day for April 4, 2017.
(Photos: Susan Walsh/AP, Edlib Media Center, via AP, Matt Slocum/AP, Khalid al Mousily/Reuters, Reuters)
Prisoners participating in the Wild Horse Inmate Program train mustangs that will eventually be adopted by the U.S. Border Patrol, providing the agency with inexpensive but agile horses, and inmates with skills and insights they hope to one day carry with them from prison. (Reuters)
Photo credits: Mike Blake/Reuters, Jim Urquhart/Reuters
A freelance photographer captured the eerie setting of an abandoned American mental asylum after avoiding security guards at the premises. The 32-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous, managed to sneak through an unlocked door and gain access to the state-owned asylum, which dates back to the 19th century.
The asylum, Western State Mental Hospital, in Tennessee, was one of the last to be built in the area and became the least funded. The hospital’s population grew from hundreds, in the 1890s, to thousands, in the 1960s, as patients were institutionalized for decades. (Caters News)
This adventurous feline really is an outdoors cat — as he is
currently making his way around every national park in the United States. So
far, Vladimir the cat has visited 52 of America’s 59 national parks, which have
included deserts, mountains, forests, beaches and even volcanoes.
That has meant trips to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and the
Great Smoky Mountains for adventurous Vladimir, who is traveling in a 1989
Toyota motor home with his owners, Cees and Madison Hofman, from the Bay Area
in California. Through their website, Our Vie (their RV is nicknamed “Vie”),
and social media, Cees and Madison are documenting their travels. (Caters News)
Creepy photographs reveal the abandoned gas station from the horror film “The Hills Have Eyes.” The eerie movie set in Agadir, Morocco, stands relatively unchanged since it was featured in the 2006 flick that saw a family lured to their doom.
Now abandoned, the gas station played a pivotal part in the protagonists’ demise, as it was there that they were advised to take a shortcut. The reroute would lead them into a trap where psychotic, cannibalistic creatures would torture the family.
Photographer Bob Thissen, 31, visited the site earlier this month and revealed it was still stocked with American goods and is often mistaken for a working gas station. (Caters News)
A man looks at a sign posted on the door of a hardware store during a citywide power outage in San Francisco; a bullet hole is pictured in a shop window on the Champs-Élysées in Paris; and antifrost candles burn in a vineyard in Jenins, Switzerland; Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she attends an event at Newbury Racecourse in Newbury England. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters/Zuma)
Former CIA Director John Brennan is reflected in a table as he prepares to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Task Force; twin panda cubs, born on April 24 in captivity, are pictured in an incubator at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan province, China; Susan Walton and daughter Katie, 10 (pictured), who attended the concert of Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena, are seen in Manchester, Britain; Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fire towards Islamic State militants during a battle in Qairawan, west of Mosul, Iraq; an Indonesian man is publicly caned for having gay sex, in Banda Aceh, Aceh province, Indonesia; a message is written on the pavement in Manchester, England, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. These are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy
Attorney General Sally Yates testify to the Senate Judicary Committee’s
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building
on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC; An opposition supporter
throws tear gas at riot police during a rally against President Nicolas
Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the “extrajudicial killings” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines; People carry a victim on a stretcher out of the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia; and, A flock of young lemurs climb a tree at their enclosure in the Wroclaw Zoo, in Wroclaw, Poland.
These are just a few of the photos of the day for May 8, 2017.
(Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters, Bullit Marquez/AP, Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA, Macie J. Kulczynski/EPA)
person is dead and 22 more are injured after a speeding car plowed into
a crowd into New York City’s Times Square, the New York City Fire
Department said Thursday. The New York City Police Department said
the incident, which occurred around 12 p.m. local time, does not appear
to be terror-related.
witness told Yahoo News that after the car came to a halt on the
sidewalk, the driver attempted to flee on foot before being apprehended.
Video taken by a witness and posted to Instagram shortly after the
crash showed police taking a person into custody. Initial reports
indicated the suspect is a 26-year-old man with multiple prior arrests
for DWI. (Yahoo News)
Photo credits: Drew Angerer/Getty Images, Mary Altaffer/AP, Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News (2), Mike Segar/Reuters (2), Rodrigo Campos/Reuters