In the early 1900s, mysterious portals began to manifest, defying the boundaries of our reality and opening doors to distant lands on our own planet and parallel Earths in alternate dimensions. Some daring adventurers ventured through these fleeting gateways, embarking on journeys to destinations thousands of miles away. Tragically, only a handful managed to return, while others were lost in harsh and remote locales, their fate sealed by the unforgiving landscapes they found. It was surmised that those who never reappeared had been transported to dimensions with no return portal. These mesmerizing photographs capture the portals in their brief moments of existence, offering tantalizing glimpses into the surreal worlds they connected before vanishing into the unknown.