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.
From the outside, the Brunson Theater looks like any other Art Deco cinema that has fallen into disuse and decay. But the interior has been completely gutted and now looks more like an abandoned swimming pool than a movie theater.
We’ve explored miniature abandoned cities displayed amid real abandoned buildings. But street artist EVOL takes this concept to a whole new level, with these spectacular wall stencils inside a forgotten Dresden slaughterhouse.
The strikingly colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap in the South African city Cape Town is a historic blend of unique architecture and heritage. Today the former township clings to its Muslim roots after becoming one of Cape Town’s most sort-after areas.
Our cities are home to numerous abandoned music halls, ballrooms, theatres and movie palaces. In this article, we take a look at some of the most impressive forgotten entertainment venues, and their mysterious appeal.
You might think that ghost towns and abandoned villages are more closely associated with the Wild West than the British Isles. But the ghost village of Polphail in Scotland is a rare and fascinating exception.
In 2003 the BBC produced a docudrama about Seven Wonders of the Industrial World that changed the face of the modern civilisation during the Industrial Revolution. All but one remain in use to this day.
Gregory Crawford’s The Afterwords Archive, including his forthcoming book Fall Apart Park, is a soon-to-be-launched publishing company dedicated to the reinvention of abandoned buildings and places.
The pretty village of Brightling is the ideal English rural retreat. But for all its antiquated cottages, ancient church and village pub, Brightling’s most striking feature is arguably “The Pyramid” tomb of former resident “Mad Jack” Fuller.
A new satellite survey of Egypt has revealed 17 lost pyramids, 3,000 ancient settlements and more than 1,000 tombs. Scientists at the University of Alabama made the astounding discoveries using ultra-modern infra-red imaging techniques.
The world is full of mysterious abandoned buildings and places, from magnificent ancient ruins to the industrial and urban decay of more modern times. Here are 12 abandoned buildings that speak to our curiosity and drive us to explore.
Launched in 1951, SS Independence and sister ship SS Constitution were at the cutting edge of seafaring technology and elegance. Here we peek inside the ghost ship Independence before she was wrecked off Alang, India, and scrapped in 2010.
Ghost stations and abandoned subways are often considered the holy grail of urban exploration. Some subway stations have been closed for so long that talk of them has become urban legend. This article examines nine of these fascinating abandonments.
This wrecked MiG-21bis fighter plane was downed during an attack on the Croatian village of Saborsko on November 9, 1991. Its mangled metal looks like a piece of urban art, but also stands as a tragic reminder of the events that came to pass nearby.
They say you can’t take your possessions to the grave with you. But that’s not strictly the case for one deceased car fanatic in London’s Manor Park cemetery, whose tomb boasts a granite sculpture of his favourite BMW M3 convertible.