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Terra 3rd Millennium: Urban Recce


Terra 3rd Millennium: Urban Recce (Reconnaissance) 

In the 3rd Millennium, the remnants of humanity, led by the members of The Phoenix Project, are attempting to rehabilitate areas of the world contaminated by toxins and radiation after the collapse of civilization in the mid-21st Century.

This is particularly challenging in urban centres, where Nature has gradually been breaking down the remnants of what civilized left behind.


This was made for Brave New World Contest, sponsored by kuschelirmel

Theme: Picture the world 1000 years from now [circa 3017 c.e.].

Due Date: March 31st, 2017


Terra 3k: Urban Recce

"And, you said the cities would never recover," Rin joked.

Jen could see her and Len laughing, over the holographic comm link.

"It's a relief to be wrong," Jen chuckled.


From the archives of The Phoenix Project

“…with global destabilization... following the erratic policies of the Drumpf administration [occasionally spelled 'Trump'], before impeachment… caused an escalation of conflicts and a new Arms Race;

Revoking environmental protections and renewable energy initiatives of previous administrations, exacerbated  Climate Change, precipitating the Resource Wars  and the 2nd War Between the States;

Finally, resulting in ecological collapse and global depopulation, after the Nu-Flu, which there were no longer the resources to address... 

Miners on NEOs [Near Earth Objects] and Luna, the Moon Colony, struggled to survive on their own... 

In conclusion, while some  voters contended that it didn't matter who was in charge, and that, ‘Nothing matters very much.’; 

It quickly became obvious that seemingly trivial things, like the flutter of a butterflies’ wings, or hanging chads, can matter a great deal; having far reaching, and even irrevocable consequences, both for individuals and the planet, as a whole...”

[*It is still a matter of conjecture, whether the Nu Flu was a natural phenomenon, like the “Spanish Flu”, in the early 20th Century, or a biological weapon, which went awry, when it was released from the lab into the wild.

Or, simply YCFS [Y-Chromosome Fatigue Syndrome], from all the endocrine disruptors introduced in the late 20th Century.

Some have even argued that it was a male oral contraceptive, which had unexpected consequences, during drug trials. The data is still inconclusive, as records from that time are so terribly incomplete. –ed.]

From, “’Let Them Eat Cake!’ An Analysis of the Collapse of the Global Economy & Ecology Post Drumpf”, by Dr. Ryn Lotus, the Phoenix Project Archives, 2112 c.e.



This is a continuation of The Phoenix Project, Terra: 3K CE, Expedition, and Rocket Robin Hood Rescues Marion From the Castle, in the astounding year 3k.

Terra 3k: Early Morning Recce, for Nothing Extra Contest, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes, is part of the same survey mission, to the city and its suburbs.


Nota Bene:

Using biopolymers, through 3D rendering, and biofuel, primarily from algae, The Phoenix Project has been monitoring and rehabilitating areas contaminated by radiation and toxic pollution, around the world, from the previous civilization.

Remote monitoring stations, powered by simple solar panels and VAWT’s [Vertical Access Wind Turbines] provide ample date; but, it’s still necessary to occasionally check on the equipment and the flora and fauna in situ.




Steampunk XII, by spectral-stock

Steampunk Stock 03, by Malleni-Stock

Captain Anazalia 18, by PirateLotus-Stock

Flora and Fauna:

Ivy by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy I by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Tendrils by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy 001 - Clear Cut PNG, by Travail-de-lame

Fern 07, by wolverine041269

Fern 06, by wolverine041269

Flying Stork, by EveLivesey

Seagull in flight 11, by CAStock

Birds Stock 02, by Malleni-Stock

Birds Silhouette, by FrankAndCarySTOCK

Tree for you by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy III, by two-ladies-stocks

Ficus Ivy, by margarita-morrigan

Draped Devils Ivy, by LilipilySpirit

UNRESTRICTED - Ivy Branch, by frozenstocks

Ivy, by Emerald-Depths

Ivy Overhang PNG, by EveLivesey

Mecha, Forest Walker:

War Walker 1 jpg, by Random-Acts-Stock

Sci-fi_Prop 3 - Stock, by Inadesign-Stock

Planes: [Mostly made and maintained with bioform 3D rendering, and powered by biofuels, from algae]:

Canard Float Planes (Electric Motors, composite and biopolymer airframes):

Cozy MK IVRutan Cosy Mk.III , by Arpingstone, 2 July 2005

Rutan Long-EZRutan Long-EZ 16, [b] at Wikimedia Commons, by Arpingstone,  2 July 2005

(Floats and struts) H-IDO De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1, at Wikipedia page, de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, from Robert Frola, 21 January 2013  [c]

(Floats and struts) Beaver floatplane, from Wikipedia page de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, uploaded by Phasmatisnox, 1 October 2007.


Old factory Stock 223, by Malleni-Stock

Old factory Stock 017, by Malleni-Stock

Industrial decay Stock 58, by Malleni-Stock

Industrial decay Stock 56, by Malleni-Stock

Industrial decay Stock 28, by Malleni-Stock

Old factory Stock 054, by Malleni-Stock

Old factory Stock 043, by Malleni-Stock

17 eiffel tower stocks, by stupidpajamas

Demolition site Stock 19, by Malleni-Stock

Demolition site Stock 20, by Malleni-Stock

Fire ruin Stock 02, by Malleni-Stock

Fire ruin Stock 06, by Malleni-Stock

abandoned military base 07, by pynipple

FREE STOCK Background - Destroyed City, by ArtReferenceSource

Alcatraz Texture Pack 1, by calthyechild

New York Stock 27, by Random-Acts-Stock

Solar and Wind Power:

VAWT- Vertical Axis Wind Turbines: VAWTs, Vertical Access Wind Turbines, Vertical Wind Turbines, and Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (Small wind turbines can be safer for wildlife, than large wind farms, while still providing sufficient power for a site's needs.)


Solar Panels, PV Collectors: Polycrystaline Photovoltaic 2 and Polycrystaline Photovoltaic, by Californianinja

Solar Panels, Awnings: Baby Turtle Stock, by Carlyndra

Solar Panel and Turbine Poles: Wind Turbine 4463414 in StockProject, by StockProject1 and Wind Turbine, by Nakeithia 

Solar Boiler (on other side of the cabin roof):  Solar Water Heating (SWH)

Wind Turbine, by Nakeithia

Other Resources:

Sky Stock 05, by msfowle

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

Clouds/Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Planet Stock, by Wesley-Souza

Moon, by TinaLouiseUk

Mixed Exclusive Textures, by CD-STOCK (For Honourable Mention, for The Canadian Corps of Engineers, for CREATIVE MINDS CHALLENGE IV, hosted by CD-STOCK)


Sketchbook Pro, autodesk-sketchbook



[1] Vertical axis wind turbine (VAWTs) are a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft is set transverse to the wind. This allows the generator and gearbox to be located close to the ground, facilitating service and repair. VAWTs do not need to be pointed into the wind.[1] 

[2] Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP). 

[3] Solar water heating (SWH) is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy for water heating using a solar thermal collector.

[4] Y chromosome  is one of the two sex chromosomes in humans (the other is the X chromosome). The sex chromosomes form one of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes in each cell.

[5] YCD- “Y-Chromosome Deterioration” hypothesizes that Y chromosomes are more vulnerable and may be reduced or eliminated in some mammalian populations.

“The Y chromosome is subject to higher rates of variation… Ys degrade inexorably… There is evidence that the Y in other mammals has undergone… degradation and already disappeared in some…” Is the Y chromosome disappearing?, On August 31, 2011 at the 18th International Chromosome Conference in Manchester, Jenny Graves debated the demise of the mammalian Y chromosome.

[6] Endocrine disruptor are chemicals that may interfere with the body's endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife.

Endocrine Disruptors - NIEHS - National Institutes of Health

“Found in many household and industrial products, endocrine disruptors are substances that "interfere with natural hormones  that are responsible for… homeostasis (normal cell metabolism)."[4] [7]

[7] Three Sisters (agriculture) are the three main agricultural crops of various Native American groups in North America: winter squash, maize (corn), and climbing beans.

[8] Companion planting is the planting of different crops together for pest control, pollination, since it provides habitat for beneficial creatures, maximizes use of space, and increases crop productivity.[1] Companion planting is a form of polyculture.

[9] Organic horticulture, [or Organic Farming -]is the growing of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and ornamental plants, following the principles of organic agriculture in soil building and conservation, pest management, and heirloom variety preservation.

The term “organic” was no longer used after the 21st Century, since chemically dependent and industrial agriculture was replaced by more sustainable, natural, and mixed agricultural methods, such as:

Forest gardening, used since prehistoric times, a low maintenance sustainable food production and agroforestry system based on woodland ecosystems;

And, Biodynamic farming  based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner;

And, no-till  or other bio intensive methods-


Listening to: 

Rush - 2112: Discovery (Lyric Video) (C) 1976 Mercury Records

And, celebrating The Witch's Sabbat - Ostara - The Spring Equinox



What Would Happen If Humans Disappeared?


The Phoenix Project and scenarios are my original, copyrighted work. 


It will be interesting to see what happens next.

No doubt the world will survive, hopefully with us, along for the ride; at least, until the Sun becomes a Red Giant.

Fingers crossed.


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SummerDreams-Art's avatar
Great piece of art and wonderful details.:aww:
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Thanks. UFO  [I can't wait to see what happens next. :nod:
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You are most welcome.:heart:
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I love your incredible vision, deep insight and intelligence. You are so amazing in so many ways and this work only reflects a small part of who you are and have come to know over time.... love this work and love you darling!!! :heart:
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Thank you. Heart Balloon Emote  It's nice of you to say.  rainbow heart
[A Psychologist, on the radio, said the easiest way to have hope in the future was to STOP watching C-SPAN and the parliamentary channel.) :nod:
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ha ha ha... or just stay away from news in general, lmao!
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Amazing scene and details :clap:
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Thank you.  :spaceship: 
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Superb work! Good luck in the contest!
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Wow, very detailed work.  Impressive. 

Thanks for sharing your work with us @ :iconsharpenededge:.  Have a terrific day and please check out our monthly art challenge if you get a chance.  :)
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TreeThank you. I IS HAVE A TREE  
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Cool work ^^ Good luck in the contest!
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Thanks you. :flowerdance: 
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Awesome job! Thank you :) x
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Fantastic scenery :clap:
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Thank you. Trekkie 
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You're most welcome, my friend :hug:
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