The modern Penn Station is the utilitarian plaza beneath Madison Square Garden. But until 1963, the site was occupied by a Beaux-Arts masterpiece considered one of NYC’s most beautiful buildings.
These abandoned Russian-built fighter jets are part of an impressive MiG-23 graveyard at Joint Base Balad, a former Iraqi air force base located within the borders of the so-called Sunni Triangle.
Built in 1602 to connect the New Prison to the interrogation rooms of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs was said to offer convicts one last view of beautiful Venice before imprisonment.
These simple stone slabs above the village of Curbar in the Peak District are known as the Cundy graves, marking the final resting place of a family of five killed by the plague in 1632.
Those iconic Russian-built fighter aircraft known collectively as MiGs are widely displayed throughout the towns and cities of the former Soviet Union. In this article we visit Cold War icons turned into “MiG monuments”.
At the heart of the industrial village of Sion Mills in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, is Herdman’s Mill. Now redeveloped as living accommodation, these urbex photos show the industrial structure after it was abandoned.
Photographer Bob Jagendorf came upon this vintage sign while visiting Liverpool, UK. An echo of a former time, the vintage pharmacy sign is displayed on the side of what is today a food market.
At over 65 miles in length, the Stockholm metro has been described as the world’s longest art gallery. But it’s not just the artwork – present in 90 of the 100 subway stations – that makes this transport network so unique.
The Staten Island Boat Graveyard – officially called Witte Marine Scrap Yard or Arthur Kill Boat Yard – is the final resting place of dozens of rusting, rotting and abandoned vessels.
Chances are you’ll never get a close look, but this pole-mounted F-117 Nighthawk is notable as the only complete production Stealth Fighter on display – sort of!
With approximately 30,000 items of space junk and debris orbiting planet Earth, graveyard orbits are an important solution to the problem of dealing with derelict satellites and spent spacecraft.
Photographer Ilya Varlamov’s impressive images of the abandoned railway station at Sukhumi reflect the foreboding grandeur of Stalinist architecture, also known as Stalinist Gothic and Socialist Classicism.
As the week commences, this collection of links will direct you to a range of great stories across the web, from abandoned places to weird art, history and science.
In 1904, French monk Brother Déodat, set about creating a miniature version of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes. After several incarnations, the decorative ‘Little Chapel’ was born.
Featured in Part Two of our recent Ghost Towns of the World article, Cañada de Benatanduz sits high on the Sierra de la Cañada mountain range at an altitude of 1,422 feet.