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Welcome to the New Age, to the New Age (of Dark Tourism): They’re Breathing in…the Chemicals

Margie Beltran

April 26, 2016 marked the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the most devastating nuclear power plant meltdown in global history.[1]  To celebrate the disaster site’s big “3-0,” Chernobyl has opened its doors to welcome tourists from around the world. 1,202 more words

Old Uses for New Bunkers #38: the post Cold War rise (and occasional fall) of underground lairs

Whilst working on the editorial for In the Ruins of the Cold War Bunker: Affect, materiality and meaning making (Rowman & Littlefield Int, to be published August 2017) I’ve been increasingly thinking about the bunkers’ post-Cold War reverberations. 2,748 more words

Meaning Making

Photographs and 'Personal' Experiences of Tourist Destinations

I read an article today about technology in Canadian museums, and a single phrase crystallized something I’ve been mulling over for quite a while now.  The phrase that caught my attention was referring to the way people use their smartphones, and are seemingly interested in “curat a personal experience”. 305 more words

Musings

What is Dark Tourism?

Dark tourism involves going to places associated with death and tragedy, like former prisons, sites of natural disaster, or Walmart on Black Friday.

It’s not a new thing – gladiator games in ancient Rome, public executions, etc. 399 more words

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Dark Tourism

The Holocaust has long been an event of shame in history, an almost unrealistic event at that. The Nazis exterminated 6 million Jews, with another 5 million being killed of different races that were all considered inferior. 1,098 more words

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Walking Tour in Viña del Mar and Valparaíso's Cemetery

Our Company offers night tours in Playa Ancha’s cemetery, Pantheon Hill cemetery in Valparaíso and Santa Inés cemetery in Viña del Mar.

The tour starts at 9pm and is at least a 2 hours tour. 92 more words

Cambodia's dark history

An overview on ‘dark tourism’

Termed ‘Dark Tourism’ the act of visiting sites of horror and death has become increasingly attractive to tourists.

The morality of this type of tourism is an obvious and heavily discussed subject, ethically the exploitation of such sites of death causes concern and anxiety which the media often sheds light on. 1,088 more words

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