May 2012Monthly Archives
All over Britain, motorways which have been abandoned, unfinished or built incorrectly are dotted between the cities, often hidden from view and occasionally referred to as ghost ramps.
In an imaginative example of adaptive reuse, this abandoned piano has found a new purpose as a nasturtium garden – it may be stranded out of doors, but it’s definitely preferable to the landfill!
This week’s link round-up explores a variety of offbeat topics from Detroit’s subterranean salt city and ancient trees to urban exploration and amazing vertical gardens.
The Wageningse Berg stadium is a unique piece of football heritage. Abandoned for two decades, there are no current plans to regenerate the former stadium.
While many historic community facilities, such as cinemas and swimming pools, have fallen into abandonment across the UK, Glasgow’s grand Govanhill Baths are set to be reopened as a Health & Wellbeing Centre.
In British urbex circles, the Yorkshire city of Bradford is known as the drain capital of the north thanks to the Bradford Beck, an intricate network of tunnels channeling water beneath the city.
Recycled wooden shipping pallets can be adapted for all manner of uses, from bug mansions and bike racks to fishing stands, grouse butts and even temporary theatres.
Once a place you might hurry through without making eye contact with anyone, the Bear Pit in Bristol is undergoing a rapid transformation thanks to a local team called the Bear Pit Improvement Group.
Two hundred feet above the North Sea stands the iconic Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse – a victim of continually shifting sands that have buried the lower part of the abandoned structure.
Our popular weekly link round-up highlights abandoned weaponry and prisons, urban interventionism, bizarre beached whale sculptures and more.
Occupying a commanding position overlooking the small Bulgarian town of Omurtag is the Park of Aviation and Aeronautics, a collection of largely Soviet-era military memorabilia.
Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day, this stunning photograph has been digitally retouched to add to the already compelling atmosphere of the scene
Restored in 1992, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, UK, are home to several enormous sculptures including the “Mud Maid” and the “Giant’s Head”. …Read More
Follow-on from our acclaimed 5 Pillars of the Abandoned World article, highlighting more incredible forgotten buildings and fallen institutions within the realm of urban exploration.
One of Scotland’s first “colony” plan psychiatric facilities, the Bangour Village Hospital was used to film The Jacket starring Adrian Brody after closing in 2004.