Fasten your seat belt: We’re taking you on a trip around the world. Click through our album to get an insider’s look at the most fascinating, colorful, engaging and all-out fantastical playgrounds out there. Climb a faux spider web in Japan. Swing on tires in Germany. Splash in fountains in Brooklyn. Or at least feel like you are by peeking at these inspiring pictures.
Located in the Atacama desert, one of the driest places in the world, is Chuquicamata, a miner’s town that was shut down in 2007. Despite being abandoned, this playground’s structures still carry a playful, imaginative design that matches the industrial era it developed in. Slide over to PlayGroundology, a blog about everything playgrounds, to see more amazing photos.
photo: James Byrum via Flickr Creative Commons
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— Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell