I have always been fascinated by the story of Fordlandia, a folly perpetrated
by Henry Ford in the Amazon rainforest in 1928.
It was supposed to supply a never-ending source of rubber
for his factories, but it was a dismal failure.
The Wikipedia entry gives a background to the venture, and
outlines why it failed. It also has this beautiful, haunting photograph,
taken about 2005 (author: Meduse).
Please enlarge it so that you can see the dog...
If you are interested in seeing more photos of Fordlandia, see some by Dan Dubowitz here.
Posted for Thematic Photographic #257