December 2010Monthly Archives
Ossuaries are both fascinating and macabre places, but provide an economical solution to the problem of overcrowded churchyards. By categorising and stacking bones, countless human skeletons could be interred in a single – sometimes eerily decorative – tomb.
The abandoned Talgarth Asylum oozes character and atmosphere. But the ornate stonework and boarded-up windows are a bleak reminder of its horrifying history.
For the latest installment in our creatively converted chapels and churches series, they don’t come much more inspired than the Pitcher and Piano bar in Nottingham.
If illustration and character animation are your thing, you’ll love the work of Denis Zilber. This article provides an introduction to Denis’ work, which includes well known household characters alongside his own unique creations.
A wealth of historic airfields can be found scattered across the United States in various states of disrepair. This article examines several from international airports to modern military bases and remote airstrips that helped steer the course of history.
Disused buildings are a factor of every town and city, but entire abandoned roads are arguably the most haunting. Devoid of the purpose they were built for and heading for places that may no longer exist, these streets are a ghostly reminder of lost homes and forgotten destinations.
Methodist chapels were often simple and austere places, dedicated to the worship of God over the comfort of the congregation. But this Gothic example in Kingston, Devon, has been repurposed as an ultra-comfortable fishing lodge.
Are you fascinated by forgotten places but not quite sure why? In this article, Thomas Slatin explains how taking photos of abandoned places can improve and build other photographic skills, and in doing so partly explains the strange visual appeal of urban decay.
Leningradskaya Station was a Soviet Antarctic research facility on the north shore of Victoria Land. These isolated base is one of three mothballed Russian research stations that could soon be reactivated.