March 2012Monthly Archives
This installment of our weekly link round-up takes us to dank prison cells, dark mines, abandoned asylums and strange urban art installations. Enjoy!
This slightly haunting cluster of buildings isn’t your average ghost town or abandoned village. In fact, Tamarak Resort in Idaho had never been inhabited when these photos were taken.
These amazing “bonsai buildings” are the brainchild of Takanori Aiba, who designed them based on his experience of working as an art director for architectural spaces.
The “O”, an innovative pedal-powered vehicle by Davide Bonanni, enables people to explore abandoned railways without requiring their tracks to be removed first.
The abandoned church of St Felix is all that’s left of Babingley, one of Norfolk’s lost villages. Little more than an ivy-clad shell, the abandoned building has a mysterious history.
This recycled art installation in Athens, Georgia is at once ironic, humourous and functional – a retired school bus transformed into a bus shelter, incorporating the seats of an Atlanta city bus.
This unusual pile of discarded building materials at the disused West Grinstead railway station in England is actually a ‘bug mansion’ inhabited by beetles, spiders and butterflies.
From ruined churches consumed by greenery to abandoned houses hidden behind years of foliage, nature quickly begins to take over when man moves out of a building.
The former site of the Eastmoor Community Home in Leeds has sat abandoned for nine years to date, littered with debris from its many uses over the years.
We’ve explored New York City’s High Line in earlier articles, but the Promenade Plantée in Paris is a new find for Urban Ghosts – despite it predating the High Line by almost 20 years!
The next installment of our weekly link round-up from friends, partners and the sites we admire covers an array of oddities from the ancient to the modern world.
Deep in the forests of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, this abandoned mansion, known as Haddo House, looks like it wouldn’t be out of place in a horror film.
Abney Park Cemetery was considered a pioneering project for its time and was the first cemetery in Europe to also serve as an arboretum.