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.
Ye Olde Cross public house in Alnwick is known locally as “The Dirty Bottles” due to the bottles in the window – thought to be cursed since the landlord dropped dead 200 years ago, and untouched ever since.
This abandoned railway depot in Belgium is home to several forgotten locomotives, making it a rare example of an indoor train graveyard.
Another week is ending and we thought you’d appreciate some inspirational content to catch-up on over the weekend! This link round-up features urban exploration, submerged cities, art, world history and much more.
For three months and three weeks during the summer and Autumn of 1940, the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over southern England. This article examines 20 German aircraft that crash landed during the air campaign.
Old blue – and in some cases multicoloured – police boxes are a ubiquitous if often unnoticed fixture of the Edinburgh streetscene – like this “Police Box Art Gallery” in the city’s Old Town.
Matthew Christopher has been fascinated by abandoned places since childhood. But it wasn’t until researching the decline of the US state hospital system a decade ago that his passion for urban exploration was truly ignited.
A couple of weeks ago while wandering around our local abandoned railway station – Dalry Road in Edinburgh – I came across this strange image on the path. Any ideas what (if anything) it represents?
This forlorn platform is all that remains of Dalry Road station, located on the North Leith branch of the defunct Caledonian Railway in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Situated at Point of Ayr, the northernmost point of mainland Wales, the old Talacre lighthouse has become one of the area’s most photographed landmarks. Some also say it’s haunted…
In 1895 an accident occurred at the Parisian railway station Gare Montparnasse that has been referenced in art, education and pop culture throughout the 20th century. Here it’s recreated at Steam World in Brazil.
Goodwin Sands off the southern coast of England has its fair share of shipwrecks. But two of the strangest were both called SS Mahratta, the second one sinking in 1939 and found settled on the wreck of the first.
These scenes of late ’80s carnage at Vic Berry’s Scrapyard in Leicester will send shivers down the spines of railway enthusiasts – withdrawn locomotives stacked in notorious ‘train pyramids’.
The Bowling Harbour boat graveyard on the River Clyde has been popular with urban explorers from Glasgow and the surrounding area since shipbuilding declined there in the mid 20th century.