August 2011Monthly Archives
Ornate vintage radiators are common in abandoned buildings, and offer captivating subjects for photographers intent on documenting the modern ruins of today. But it’s nice to see them adapted for reuse, like this incredible radiator chair from Hi Octane Design.
When urban explorer Samuel Marshall came across an unassuming pillbox in a French forest, he was amazed to find that it led to an abandoned underground bunker five storeys deep, complete with military vehicles.
By rights this should be Part 6 of our weekly link round-up but last week got away from us a bit – so we’ve decided to post double the amount of articles to make up for it – urbex, urban art, ghost towns, gadgets, travel tips and more…
In what could be the ultimate example of urban art, this incredible scale model of central Shanghai – set in 2020 – fills an entire room of over 100 square metres on the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum.
The world abounds with spooky abandoned resorts, from Germany’s Prora Nazi resort to Varosha and Puente-del-Inca. In this article we take a look at some of the most impressive, mysterious and foreboding holiday destinations no longer available.
The See No Evil street art project, held from August 18th – 20th, has seen Nelson Street in Bristol transformed by some of the world’s largest urban art creations. Artists from across the world joined the event in Banksy’s home town.
The story behind the Dome Home at Cape Romano, Florida, is (almost) as strange as the abandoned building itself. A long term victim of decay, the house was originally built in 1981 and become a tourist attraction in its current state of abandonment.
Urbexation is a Web Ring search engine dedicated purely to the subversive art of urban exploration. Browse over 250 urbex sites and find a plethora of abandoned buildings and other beautiful abandoned places.
The Isle of Tiree in the Scottish Inner Hebrides has remained remarkably true to its roots despite its proximity to mainland UK, with 48 per cent of its population speaking Gaelic and its own unique brand of vernacular architecture.
On a road trip from Utah’s Goblin Valley to Kanab, travel enthusiast Frank Kovalchek was surprised to discover these bizarre metal monsters – crafted from reclaimed scrap – guarding an abandoned motel.
The grand yet neglected Palace of Industry is the only remaining structure built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 – 1925. Standing in the London suburb of Wembley, it is reportedly now used as a warehouse.
Those familiar with the project will know that this incredibly creative piece of urban art in Houston, Texas, was less demolished than deconstructed during its final days. But what finally happened to the inspired Tunnel House?
Welcome to the forth installments of Urban Ghosts’ weekly link round-up, showcasing the most fascinating articles from our friends and partners around the web from abandoned places to beautiful swamps and even the House of Blood. Enjoy!
I searched Google Street View after learning of an overgrown graveyard that once belonged to the Zion Congregational Church in Sheffield. It alluded me, but I did (re)discover the former Zion Sabbath School, now a motor mechanic’s shop.
These “Evil Eyes” by Bedrock Industries illustrate the growing trend in recycled art – reusing discarded glass and other castoffs in a creative and colourful manner while drawing attention to the importance of recycling.