(Manitowoc, WI) This mall, later renamed to Lakeview Centre, has been abandoned for years. Its sister mall next door, the Lakeshore Mall (formerly Edgewater Plaza), still has a few stores but seems to be looking at the same fate. I still think of them as “The Useless Mall,” and the “Totally Useless Mall,” named that way by my older brother back when they were populated.
(Peenemünde, Germany) The V2 rocket was born here, and it was also the site of the first missile to be launched into space. Seventy years, later, a museum sits in the old factory. The photo is at the bottom of a small building housing machinery that powered the giant crane that unloaded ships bringing coal to power the factory.