January 2012Monthly Archives
This retired 1960s train may not be travelling anymore, but it’s still serving London commuters every day! Inside the disused carriage is one of London’s most unique eateries – The Deptford Project cafe.
Like neighbouring Croxton, the Norfolk village of Fulmodeston is home to a centuries-old church that was abandoned during the Victorian era. Today its haunting ruins are eerily overgrown.
Top 10 Links of the Week (Part 18): Including Painted Elephants, Bizarre Victorian Machines & Abandoned Theatres
Our weekly link round-up from our friends, partners and sites we admire takes a look at painted elephants, reclaimed coffee tables and graffiti’s vandalism vs. art divide.
To date Urban Ghosts has featured all manner of forgotten spaces, from abandoned mansions and cottages to crumbling hospitals and insane asylums, but abandoned frat houses are a first for us!
If one city could hold the title of Urban Decay Capital of the World, it would be Detroit. These abandoned homes are, in many cases, the last houses standing in largely cleared neighbourhoods.
Many cities use colour to great effect in their architecture, but not many go to such an extent as these! Using all the colours of the rainbow, these seven cities from around the world are a bright and welcoming sight for travellers and residents alike.
Moored alongside a jetty near the village of Letterfrack in Connemara, the rusting hulk may not be the only forgotten fishing vessel lying on Ireland’s west coast, but it’s certainly one of the largest.
Even thriving communities are plagued by potholes that local authorities never seem to fix. Enter pothole gardener Steve Wheen, who puts a decidedly floral spin on the concept of urban interventionism.
Duchal Moor in Scotland’s Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park is home to an abandoned narrow gauge railway known as the Grouse Moor Line, which remains largely intact and concealed by peat and heather.
Illustrating the town of Chaiten which was destroyed by a volcanic mud-flow, this week’s link round-up covers a range of topics from natural disasters and forgotten monuments to urban art and urban exploration – enjoy!
Built in 1848, the Anglican Chapel in Sheffield’s historic General Cemetery has been disused and bricked-up for generations. These rare photos offer an exclusive glimpse inside this abandoned building.
Tucked away on a patch of wasteland in Glebe, New South Wales, the remains of six historic Sydney trams sit side by side in the abandoned Rozelle Tram Depot, as interest groups petition for their restoration.
Mirror art creates strange optical phenomena and encourages us to interact with the broader environment. Here we take a look at three examples of mirror art that bring the sky to earth, multiply surroundings and reveal hidden doorways.
When it comes to miniature abandoned buildings, Mike Doyle’s crumbling Victorian mansions – constructed entirely from Lego – are a unique addition to this increasingly popular theme.
California’s Suisun Bay has been home to the National Defense Reserve Fleet since the 1950s. These impressive images show the “ghost fleet” from the air, including the mighty battleship USS Iowa.