Stephen Russell and Tiffany & Co Earrings
=== ABANDONED WORLD WAR II ORPHANAGE ===
Commissioned in 1866 by an aristocratic family fleeing the French revolution, it would stay in their hands until World War II when it was nationalized. Later it would serve for decades as an orphanage, earning it the nickname “Chateau de Noisy.” The children left the home in 1980 and it has sat untouched and abandoned since 1991.
More pics of the abandoned mansion Chateau de Noisy here.
On rare years when the conditions are right in the arid landscape of the Badlands, in the American West, wildflowers burst into a display of colour for just a few days.
The vegetation in the region has adapted to the climate, with just a small amount of moisture the desert can become coloured with sweeping fields of Scorpion Weed, Beeplant and the flowers of the Pincushion Cacti. These blooms can be very short-lived to conserve moisture.
Photographs by Guy Tal