Vice magazine had a story about Battleship Island/Hashima Island off of Japan. It’s an old coal mining town and had the highest population density worldwide… EVER… with 139,100 people per square kilometer. It’s not clear where the mine was… it’s such a tiny island (less than a square mile). Judging from the pictures in Vice’s little story it looks like something straight out of 1984 (and that brings it’s own set of connotations and images… shudder.). Anyway, Vice has always done great indie articles about wacky things like Battleship Island, this one is no exception, and you should probably peruse their site if you want to call yourself “hip”.
Pictures via: Vice Magazine.