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Shibam, Yemen  3rd Century BC (Current buildings are from 16th Century)  Population: 7.000

Ørkenbyen Shibam, Yemen Image by John Andersen. / Photos Recast the Arab World As You've Never Seen It Before

"Shibam, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers. All of the town’s houses are made out of mud bricks. While Shibam has existed for around 2,000 years, most of the city’s houses come mainly from the 16th century." Photograph by Pascal and Maria Marechaux.

Shibam, Hadramawt, Yemen, the world’s oldest skyscrapers

Ghadames, Libya Photograph by George Steinmetz Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view. Credit: National Geographic.

Ghadames, Libya Photograph by George Steinmetz Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.

Poppytalk: IDSwest Interview with Arren Williams

IDSwest Interview with Arren Williams

“ Bocci’s surreal lighting installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London ”

lickystickypickyme: “ Shibam, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers. It has about 7,000 inhabitants and all of the town’s house are made out of mud bricks....

lickystickypickyme: “ Shibam, a town in Hadramawt, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers. It has about inhabitants and all of the town’s house are made out of mud bricks.

23 de Enero, Caracas, Venezuela - Explore the World with Travel Nerd Nici, one Country at a Time. http://TravelNerdNici.com

23 de Enero, Caracas, Venezuela de enero” is the name of one of Caracas biggest slums)

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香港日記及建築:一九八七年一月十四日 《清拆九龍寨城》

Kowloon Walled City [KWC] - China demolished in families and businesses living in more than 300 interconnected high-rise buildings, all constructed without contributions from a single architect.

The 'Manhattan of the Desert': Shibam, Yemen's Ancient Skyscraper City

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The 'Manhattan of the Desert': Shibam, Yemen's Ancient Skyscraper City

breathtakingdestinations:  Sana’a- Yemen (von Rod Waddington)

Sana’a, Yemen. Sana'a is the capital of Yemen. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than years. Its many-storied tower-houses built of rammed earth (pisé) add to the beauty of the city.

Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery, considered as one of the sacred monasteries in Bhutan.This monastery is perched on a high and steep granite cliff overlooking the northern Paro valley

Taktsang Palphug Monastery (The Tiger's Nest Monastery) A Himalayan Buddhist sacred site and temple complex, located in the cliff side of the upper Paro Valley, Bhutan.

With nobody to occupy the abandoned stadium, the giant premises in Osaka’s Naniwa-ku area was sold to a development company who turned the baseball field into a model home showcase. - See more at: http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2014/05/offbeat-adaptive-reuse-osaka-stadium-model-homes/#sthash.LQgcwCso.dpuf

The Offbeat Afterlife of Osaka's Abandoned Stadium

living inside stadium, osaka japan - we could have done this to Yankee Stadium.

かつて香港に存在した世界有数の巨大スラム街「九龍城」での生活を描いた「Life Inside The Kowloon Walled City」 - GIGAZINE

Kowloon Walled City was a former Chinese military fort turned into largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. families used to live in 300 buildings. Kowloon Walled City was completely demolished in April

Luanda Bay Promenade - Modular Buildings and Shades, by Jular (18)

Luanda Bay Promenade - Modular Buildings and Shades, by Jular

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