This shortlived miniature city was the work of Berlin-based artist EVOL, whose intriguing urban art installations have a habit of appearing where you’d least expect them, including the walls of an abandoned slaughterhouse.
Northwest Field on Guam in the Marianas was home to hundreds of B-29 bombers during World War Two. The facility was left to return to jungle after 1949, although the two runways and many original revetments remain intact.
An English Electric Lightning fighter jet that had languished abandoned and vandalised by the A1 road in Nottinghamshire for almost 30 years has finally been scrapped – the end of an era for UK aviation enthusiasts.
The Healey Mills Traction Maintenance Depot near Wakefield, England, officially closed in 1987, but an impressive assortment of abandoned trains and railway buildings continue to haunt the forgotten site.
This attractive yet austere abandoned house, complete with Gothic styling, stands on the edge of a farm near Mission Soledad in Monterey County, California.
The Glass House in Copenhagen’s Freetown Christiania is a unique piece of recycled architecture described as an example of modern “architecture without architects”.
The MyShelter Foundation is using water bottles, known as “solar bottle bulbs”, to provide light to a million poor homes in Manila by 2012 though the Isang Litrong Liwanag project.
Believed to be around 165-years-old at the time of her death in 2004, Timothy the Tortoise had a successful maritime career that rendered her a veteran of the siege of Sevastopol and the last survivor of the Crimean War.
The legality of urban exploration may be questionable but there’s nothing unlawful about creative light art, or light graffiti. This colourful form of expression adopts cameras to capture ephemeral images that leave no residue in their wake.
This wrecked but recognisable McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom was shot down during the Vietnam War, and now occupies pride of place – along with other American wreckage – outside the People’s Air Force Museum in Hanoi.
In addition to the Connemara National Park, picturesque villages and rugged Atlantic coastline, County Galway in western Ireland is home to three beautiful abandoned mansions that fell into ruin for reasons including gambling and civil strife.
Part 7 of our (almost) weekly link round-up examines more haunting abandoned places and urban exploring, as well as a decent dose of urban art – including a rediscovered and restored mural by infamous street artist Banksy.
This incredible post-Soviet aircraft graveyard lies 60 miles north of Vladivostok at the abandoned Vozdvizhenka air base. Incredibly, there is no security and urban explorers can apparently just wander onto the crumbling facility to document the gutted bombers.
The ruins of Shali in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis display a medieval ghost town that remained inhabited until a major rain storm in 1926. The fortress is now a popular tourist destination, and a lure to historically-minded urban explorers.
This old Anglican church, established 1883 in the village of Braddeck, Cape Breton Island, is one of several places of worship that have served the community over the years, but appears to be leaning towards the camera. Optical illusion, or sinking foundations?