Requiem for a Dream
Blur - Trimm Trabb
Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders takes us to an incredibly hazardous location on the Indonesian island of Java: the Kawah Ijen volcano. Thanks to its sulphur content, this spectacular volcano produces ghostly blue lava and blue flames.
"Kawah Ijen is a part of the Ijen volcano complex – a group of stratovolcanoes in East Java, Indonesia – with an active crater that’s 200 meters deep. The complex is also home to the world’s largest turquoise-colored acidic lake, full of sulfuric acid. The lake is a sulfur mining site; miners carry sulfur-laden baskets by hand from the crater floor."
Visit Oddity Central to learn more about this noxiously amazing volcano and the people who risk their lives to making a living by working inside it.
Photos by Olivier Grunewald (who had to don a gas mask while shooting, lost two camera lenses during the process, and had to throw away his clothing after the toxic photo shoot).
Sun Kil Moon - Dogs
This is some of the most honest music I’ve heard in a while. Storytelling at its finest.
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