Worn books, hidden paths, striking vistas, and displaced machinery- an accumulation of images from, inspired by, and relevant to the ages of Myst.

Fermoir 2 | Atelier de Betty
More sexy old books for you guys.

Drew House | Queensland, Australia

submission by hummeline

(Source: homedsgn.com)

Reclaimed timber home | Indian Creek, WY
Foyer with an exposed creek bed underneath the glass floor.  Pretty outstanding.

Light by Bruce Munroe | Longwood Gardens, PA

In Light, his first-ever large-scale solo show, british artist Bruce Munro fills Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens with sculptural and immersive installations, comprising over the course of 23-acres six outdoor installations, two interior projects within the grand conservatory on the grounds, and a collection of illuminated sculptural works.

(Source: designboom.com)

Cooling tower in abandoned power plant | Pavel Tcholakov

Shots from inside a concrete cooling tower | Marcus Horn

(Source: neviges-foto.com)

outside-calamity submitted:

The rift in Riven.

Sea of Stars | Bryan Kolb

outside-calamity submitted:

The rift in Riven.

Sea of Stars | Bryan Kolb

Ancient Pages | Brandy Faulkner
I haven’t posted sexy old books in a while, let’s fix that.
laughingpineapple:

courtneypritt:

This looks straight out of Riven to me. Anyone else agree? Or even know what I’m talking about?
Did I just show my age?

Nice pic! Considering that my first thought was “Hey, nice Survey Island screenshot, I don’t remember that angle”, I’d say that yes, agreed. Very much agreed.

…now I want to make a speedrun to it and see how far I get before I’m stuck because I try to solve puzzles by memory instead of looking at what’s actually on screen.

This definitely belongs on Mystic Places.  Nice find!

laughingpineapple:

courtneypritt:

This looks straight out of Riven to me. Anyone else agree? Or even know what I’m talking about?

Did I just show my age?

Nice pic! Considering that my first thought was “Hey, nice Survey Island screenshot, I don’t remember that angle”, I’d say that yes, agreed. Very much agreed.

…now I want to make a speedrun to it and see how far I get before I’m stuck because I try to solve puzzles by memory instead of looking at what’s actually on screen.

This definitely belongs on Mystic Places.  Nice find!

(via laughingpinecone)

Cooling Towers | Matthias Haker, 2012

(Source: Flickr / ill-padrino)