Archive for September 3rd, 2012

03
Sep
12

Escape Monday: Indonesian Sulphur Mines

oliviergrunewaldkawahijenbynight2And you thought your job was shite. Try hiking up to the summit of a 8 660ft volcano every day, at the heart of which lies a boiling lake of molten sulphur for $13 a day.

The stench and the unbearable heat are one thing, but these miners also have to carry 90kg loads of sulphur back down once they’ve mined it.

The highly volatile molten sulphuric acid often ignites, causing the hauntingly beautiful blue flames you’ll see below.

Let’s not mince words here, these guys pretty much work in hell. You got the fire, the brimstone and with the gruelling conditions they work in, you can bet your ass you got the gnashing of teeth to seal the deal.

03
Sep
12

Escape Monday: After The Apocalypse

6b08cfd4c3e8c68a81de33732e058d1b-565x405I’ve decided to start a new project on the site, I’m calling it Escape Monday. The idea is to post stuff every Monday to distract you, even if it’s just for a minute, from the fact that tragically, the weekend has ended.

The images below struck a chord with me because I daydream about stuff like this all the time.

This is the world Tyler Durden imagined in Fight Club. A post-apocalyptic garden of Eden where the few people who have survived have returned to their hunter / gatherer roots among the crumbling cityscapes.

To quote Mr Durden himself: