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

One Way to Heaven | Jason Wilde

One Way to Heaven | Jason Wilde

Passerele sur l’Areuse | Areuse Gorge

(Source: gd-archi.ch)

a bridge in Naples, Italy.
The Bridge of Immortals | Huanghsan, China.

Walkways | the unused East Path in Riven: the Sequel to MYST

exobiology:

Deep in the rainforests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems. When the roots and vines reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Some of the bridges are over 100 feet long and can support the weight of 50 people.

submission by vulcanoes

(via kingsofrome)

(Source: alohomoramyheart)

sleepythunderstorm:

Road to the forest (by Anton Novoselov)
Japanese tea garden, San Francisco, CA.

Bridges remain entirely tethered to the Myst universe in my mind- it’s dorky, I know, but they represent a journey, and a potential destination, and they make for such fantastic first-person photography.