September 2011Monthly Archives
From abandoned places and urban exploration to bizarre architecture, hidden symbolism and incredible slot canyons – check it out in Part 9 of our weekly link round-up.
For all Vienna’s grand and historic burial grounds, home to the likes of Beethoven and Strauss, the Cemetery of the Nameless remains one of the Austrian capital’s most poignant and mysterious.
This neglected yet rare diesel shunter stands out of sight behind the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, where it has been stored for the last several decades after its service life ended at Templeborough Steelworks.
There’s something strangely appealing and slightly haunting about shipwrecks. For what are arguably rusting environmentally-unfriendly hulks, some – like the wreck of Ozlem along the Black Sea coast – are surprisingly colourful.
Welcome to Part 8 of our weekly round-up of great articles from our friends, partners and sites we like around the web.
Britain’s beautiful abandoned swimming baths – such as Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham and Victoria Baths, Manchester – are a dying breed of historic buildings widely documented by urban explorers.
This shortlived miniature city was the work of Berlin-based artist EVOL, whose intriguing urban art installations have a habit of appearing where you’d least expect them, including the walls of an abandoned slaughterhouse.
Northwest Field on Guam in the Marianas was home to hundreds of B-29 bombers during World War Two. The facility was left to return to jungle after 1949, although the two runways and many original revetments remain intact.
An English Electric Lightning fighter jet that had languished abandoned and vandalised by the A1 road in Nottinghamshire for almost 30 years has finally been scrapped – the end of an era for UK aviation enthusiasts.
The Healey Mills Traction Maintenance Depot near Wakefield, England, officially closed in 1987, but an impressive assortment of abandoned trains and railway buildings continue to haunt the forgotten site.
The Glass House in Copenhagen’s Freetown Christiania is a unique piece of recycled architecture described as an example of modern “architecture without architects”.
The MyShelter Foundation is using water bottles, known as “solar bottle bulbs”, to provide light to a million poor homes in Manila by 2012 though the Isang Litrong Liwanag project.
Believed to be around 165-years-old at the time of her death in 2004, Timothy the Tortoise had a successful maritime career that rendered her a veteran of the siege of Sevastopol and the last survivor of the Crimean War.
The legality of urban exploration may be questionable but there’s nothing unlawful about creative light art, or light graffiti. This colourful form of expression adopts cameras to capture ephemeral images that leave no residue in their wake.
This wrecked but recognisable McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was shot down during the Vietnam War, and now occupies pride of place – along with other American wreckage – outside the People’s Air Force Museum in Hanoi.