I want my boyfriend to be a photographer and play the violin.
Hashima (Gunkanjima) Sebastien Tixier
The Japanese island of Hashima, also known as Gunkanjima (or “war vessel”) because of its shape, falls under the Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan. Used for quarrying coal, the island experienced extremely dense urbanisation accompanied by the highest population density rate ever recorded worldwide. When the coal mines closed in 1974, the island watched as its inhabitants suddenly departed, leaving it to abandon and desolation. Contrary to most deserted places, the island of Hashima bears no traces of human life following its brutal abandon. No graffiti or signs of destruction wreaked by Man exist: the Hashima of today has been shaped by the elements and the passage of time alone. Picking my way among the ruins, isolated in the middle of the ocean, and the fragments of the lives of men, women and children, I was struck by the island’s silence. I will thus refrain from adding any further details on Hashima, hoping that the photographs alone will be enough to express the spirit of these desolate spaces.
I am so excited for the future. I honestly don’t care where it takes me as long as it’s far from home. I want to be able to experience life without a safety net and know that I’ll be the only person responsible for my mistakes.
Boys are so gross like I don’t want to suck anything I just want to cuddle stop
April 1945: Fifteen year old German soldier, Hans-Georg Henke, cries after being captured in Germany. His father died 1938 and his mother in 1944. After his mother’s death, a neighbor had him drafted into the military so he could be taken care of. When the war was coming to an end he walked 60 miles to try and reach American lines only to be captured by the Russians. Henke, along with his two brothers, survived the war and he went on to live a full life. He died in 1997 in Finsterwalde, Germany.