May 2011Monthly Archives
In 2003 the BBC produced a docudrama about Seven Wonders of the Industrial World that changed the face of the modern civilisation during the Industrial Revolution. All but one remain in use to this day.
Gregory Crawford’s The Afterwords Archive, including his forthcoming book Fall Apart Park, is a soon-to-be-launched publishing company dedicated to the reinvention of abandoned buildings and places.
The pretty village of Brightling is the ideal English rural retreat. But for all its antiquated cottages, ancient church and village pub, Brightling’s most striking feature is arguably “The Pyramid” tomb of former resident “Mad Jack” Fuller.
A new satellite survey of Egypt has revealed 17 lost pyramids, 3,000 ancient settlements and more than 1,000 tombs. Scientists at the University of Alabama made the astounding discoveries using ultra-modern infra-red imaging techniques.
The world is full of mysterious abandoned buildings and places, from magnificent ancient ruins to the industrial and urban decay of more modern times. Here are 12 abandoned buildings that speak to our curiosity and drive us to explore.
Launched in 1951, SS Independence and sister ship SS Constitution were at the cutting edge of seafaring technology and elegance. Here we peek inside the ghost ship Independence before she was wrecked off Alang, India, and scrapped in 2010.
Ghost stations and abandoned subways are often considered the holy grail of urban exploration. Some subway stations have been closed for so long that talk of them has become urban legend. This article examines nine of these fascinating abandonments.
This wrecked MiG-21bis fighter plane was downed during an attack on the Croatian village of Saborsko on November 9, 1991. Its mangled metal looks like a piece of urban art, but also stands as a tragic reminder of the events that came to pass nearby.