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The Ancient Rides


There’s a lot of faux-classical architecture out there, but we’d guess it’s mostly found in roadside amusement parks and Las Vegas.

After a bit of photographic trickery involving platinum, Beth Dow set her nostalgia-primed lens on various antiquity facades, and came away with something surprisingly haunting. The spookiest element here isn’t the fake coliseum—we’ve seen those before, especially in this light—but the locals walking by without a second thought.

Apparently go-kart tracks are where architecture goes to die.

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