Ruins seem so trendy that there are even tutorials in the web to paint your own ruins with Photoshop.
How to Make a Dark, Post-Apocalyptic City Illustration
In this tutorial, we'll change a full of sunshine, ordinary photograph into a gloomy image of the world after destruction of mankind. Using simple tools, we'll turn lively streets into abandoned ruins overgrown with weeds.
Especially I like that confrontation between "sunshine, ordinary photograph" and "gloomy image".
It’s a wonderful page, and I notice a strong temptation to improve my own Photoshop skills to give my neighborhood a better look.
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