June 2011Monthly Archives
A decade ago the Western Metal Supply Co. building in San Diego was scheduled for demolition to make way for PETCO Park baseball stadium. But an inspired commitment to adaptive reuse saw the building incorporated into the final ballpark design.
From the outside, the Brunson Theater looks like any other Art Deco cinema that has fallen into disuse and decay. But the interior has been completely gutted and now looks more like an abandoned swimming pool than a movie theater.
We’ve explored miniature abandoned cities displayed amid real abandoned buildings. But street artist EVOL takes this concept to a whole new level, with these spectacular wall stencils inside a forgotten Dresden slaughterhouse.
The strikingly colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap in the South African city Cape Town is a historic blend of unique architecture and heritage. Today the former township clings to its Muslim roots after becoming one of Cape Town’s most sort-after areas.
Our cities are home to numerous abandoned music halls, ballrooms, theatres and movie palaces. In this article, we take a look at some of the most impressive forgotten entertainment venues, and their mysterious appeal.
You might think that ghost towns and abandoned villages are more closely associated with the Wild West than the British Isles. But the ghost village of Polphail in Scotland is a rare and fascinating exception.