Seasteading – the concept of creating autonomous communities at sea – offers a sustainable solution to dealing with abandoned oil rigs and other redundant offshore platforms. Such oceanic dwellings could even be a reality by 2014.
Among the ruins of abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Rhyolite, the “bottle house” is made up of 50,000 discarded beer and liquor bottles, many collected from more than 50 saloons that once served the old mining settlement.
In Part Three of our weekly link round-up, we’ve featured a selection of interesting articles including our staple abandoned places and urban exploration, as well as other oddities that fall into the overall realm of “alternative travel”.
The echoes of mining have long since evaporated from the ghost town of Gold Point, which fell into abandonment twice before the discovery of gold brought on a period of prosperity while the rest of America struggled with the Great Depression.
Trams, Trolleys and Streetcars may be long gone but their memory echoes across the urban landscape. Abandoned trolleys are not uncommon, and their former presence is reflected in many towns and cities, with abandoned tracks hidden beneath modern roads.
Put to sea in 1866, the Sub Marine Explorer must be one of the oldest known submersible wrecks. Built for the Pacific Pearl Company but later abandoned in 1869, Explorer was “rediscovered” in 2001 despite being well known to locals.
Finmere was one of hundreds of military bases hurriedly constructed across Britain at the outset of World War Two. Its tenure was shortlived, but the former runway, control tower and various abandoned buildings are still extant today.
Welcome to the second installation of Urban Ghosts’ Weekly Link Round-up, where we showcase articles we’ve enjoyed (and more importantly, thing our readers would enjoy!) from our friends and partners, and elsewhere in the blogosphere.
The red telephone box is as quintessentially British as fish and chips, the Shipping Forecast and eccentric place names. But after years of dedicated service, this icon of cities, towns and villages has largely become a thing of the past.
Despite being little more than strips of rusty metal laid atop rotting wooden sleepers, there’s something strangely romantic about abandoned railway lines – especially when the tracks are still in situ.
Fierce fighting during the Kosovo War of 1998 – 1999 saw many armoured vehicles destroyed and aircraft shot down, including this ill-fated Yugoslav MiG-29 fighter jet downed by NATO forces on March 27, 1999 outside the town of Ugljevik.
Welcome to Urban Ghosts’ first weekly round-up of articles we’ve enjoyed around the web. As part of an ongoing feature, this article will showcase interesting content from our partners and other sites we like.
Worth more than scrap! Unlike other abandoned vehicles, this vintage tractor and truck in Boulder, Colorado have weathered into earthy shades that compliment the rural landscape.
World Discoverer may not be the largest cruise ship wreck to haunt the ocean, but it’s certainly one of the most accessible. Reclining in Roderick Bay in the Solomon Islands, most of the ship is above water and has become something of a tourist attraction.
A decade ago the Western Metal Supply Co. building in San Diego was scheduled for demolition to make way for PETCO Park baseball stadium. But an inspired commitment to adaptive reuse saw the building incorporated into the final ballpark design.