Jacob's Well, Wimberley, Texas. Jacob’s Well is one of the longest underwater caves in Texas. It’s basically a spring-fed pool that is made by the thousands of gallons of water per minute that surge up into the well. The well acts as headwaters to Cypress Creek, which flows through Wimberley and feeds both the Blue Hole and the Blanco River. 30°02'04.0"N 98°07'34.0"W
Off The Deep End: 12 Abandoned Swimming Pools; Sitges Aquatic Paradise – Catalonia, Spain; Paradise lost, or so it would seem. The image at top was taken in 1991 when Sitges Aquatic Paradise, located a few miles southwest of Barcelona, was up and running. Unfortunately however, Sitges is a town where grand ideas go to die – take the defunct Sitges Terramar auto racing course, for example.
I’m a sucker for these nature takes over man-made monstrosities themed photo essays. Thousands of fish have taken over the now derelict New World Mall in Bangkok. The onetime Thai shopping emporium was shut down in 1997 due to building code violations and a massive fire that destroyed its roof. Apparently rainwater slowly filled the abandoned building and caused a major mosquito outbreak in the area. It was a bad enough problem that in an effort to stop the mosquitos, locals introduced fre...