This conjoined image underscores the relatively short space of time necessary for an abandoned building to decay once it’s no longer maintained.
As time has moved on and science progressed, many great institutions have fallen into disuse. Explore these 5 Pillars of the Abandoned World.
The Mexican city of Guanajuato is home to the macabre Mummies’ Museum, an offbeat tourist destination featuring the preserved remains of 19th century locals who died of cholera.
On the plus side it’s sturdy, ready-made and relatively decorative. But this extreme example of adaptive reuse, situated in Cairo’s impressive City of the Dead, was never intended for the living.
Check out our latest link round-up featuring urban exploration, abandoned insane asylums, transformers recycled from scrap, subterranean sewers, urbex photography, urban art and more.
Urbex images are visually compelling in their own right, but French urban explorer Bousure has gone a step further, adding ghostly figures to his photographs of an abandoned mansion.
Known for its storms and reefs, the treacherous Red Sea is home to one of the world’s most spectacular ship graveyards, offering some of the best wreck diving in the world.
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture is a circular abandoned railway known as the “Little Belt Railway” looping around the old fortified walls of Paris.
The Murmansk was a Russian Sverdlov class cruiser built in 1955. Its impressive wreck lies off the coast of Norway between North Cape and Tromso.
Though rather grainy, this rare image captures the beginning of the end for Avro Vulcan B.2 XM652, which was dismantled at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire during the early 1980s.
This former museum turned aircraft graveyard is like a time capsule, a repository of corroding Cold War technology in the heart Moscow’s redeveloping urban landscape.
This ghostly shipwreck is that of a Russian Moma class surveillance vessel, one of many wrecks littering the floor of the Red Sea in what can only be described as a ship graveyard.
Lying on the isolated Lafonia peninsula of East Falkland, this mangled tail section is all that remains of a No. 1 Squadron Harrier GR3 shot down during the battle of Goose Green.
Built in secret in 1984 by the Lockheed Skunk Works, the Sea Shadow was an experimental stealth ship funded by DARPA for potential US Navy service.
This week’s link round-up features a range of topics from urban exploration to urban art, deadly volcanoes to rain-drenched cityscapes. Enjoy!