In the mountains east of Lake Como stands a beautiful Baroque villa abandoned for decades. The source of a local urban legend, Villa de Vecchi – or the Ghost Mansion – was built by a nobleman whose life ended in tragedy.
These photographs by Al Henderson and Alan Allen mark the last few days of Phantom F-4J ZE351 on the fire dump at RAF Finningley in South Yorkshire, awaiting scrapping.
May 16-17 marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the famous Dam Busters raid carried out by No. 617 Squadron RAF, Bomber Command. This article examines 20 historic images of the raid and bomber crews.
Google.co.uk has celebrated the 150th birthday of Frank Hornby, the Liverpool born English inventor, businessman and politician best known for creating Meccano and Hornby Model Railways.
This article examples three classified aircraft that may have been built and flown at Area 51 over the past three decades. And while there’s no hard evidence that they were, there are some compelling clues.
The internal balconies, pillars and ceiling supports – grand in a functional way – boast all the hallmarks of a former Victorian swimming pool. Read more about Dovecot Studios and adaptive reuse.
This Avro Shackleton – call sign Pelican 16 – of the South African Air Force was restored to flight in 1994. But it crashed later that year while transiting to the UK.
Tucked away on the north side of Paine Field near Everett, Washington, is an aircraft graveyard stocked with some of Boeing’s most impressive airliners – but none of these jets ever flew.
Nicosia International Airport has been effectively abandoned since the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974. This series of photographs offers an up-close-and-personal inspection of the derelict terminal and aircraft.
For more than 20 years they were housed in adjoining bays at Kennedy Space Center. But surprisingly, NASA’s space shuttle orbiters rarely crossed paths – making these images of the retired orbiters relatively rare.
First came the mobile park tacked onto the end of a CTA train on the Chicago Transit system. Then the Mobile Garden concept was moved inside, transforming the interior of a rail car into a living, green oasis.
Fairies have long played an important role in British and Irish folklore, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden has dedicated a corner of its grounds to an enchanting Fairy Wood.
It’s amazing what can be found while flying around the world via Google Earth – such as the ghostly images of Britain’s lost airfields and, in this, an amazingly intact anti-aircraft battery and control centre – which are likely to have been decoys.
Many abandoned railways have been repurposed as greenways, such as New York City’s phenomenally popular High Line. But here’s a slightly different example – where the rails themselves define the footpath.
Between 1949 and 1951, President Harry S. Truman undertook the most significant renovation of the White House since its destruction by fire in 1814. Find out more in this amazing series of photographs.