With the Buran space shuttle long since destroyed, you might expect Mother Russia to take better care of the programme’s leftovers, like this full scale engineering test-bed seemingly abandoned in a corner of Moscow’s Gorky Park.
In the modern world of commercialism the only real way to save ancient buildings from decay is to make them profitable. Spain’s incredible “Paradores” are an excellent example of historic buildings that have been transformed into luxury hotels, as Escapio reports.
At first glance, chainsaws don’t seem like the most creative tools in the world. Staples of cheesy horror movies, it’s more common to associate these lethal metal machines with destruction. So the rising – and highly skilled – art of chainsaw carving might come as a surprise to many.
For the first time ever, the railways that sprang from the Industrial Revolution connected distant corners of the world, and journeys that had once taken months could now be completed in weeks or even days. But nothing lasts forever, and today the railways are a ghostly shadow of their former glory.
Wreckage from a Supermarine Spitfire that crashed in Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens during World War Two has been recovered 69 years after the fatal accident that claimed the life of its pilot.
One fell down, one was sold to a wealthy American, and the latest incarnation still spans the River Thames to this day. But what is less well known is that stone pillars cut for London Bridge but ultimately unused lie forgotten in their rural quarry to this day.
While the recent economic downturn has had a devastating effect on the high street, abandoned shopping centres – known as Dead Malls – can be attributed to various factors, from financial failure to urban redevelopment and even criminal intervention. In this article we take a look at all of them.
Africa is a vast continent with more ghost towns, forgotten cities and abandoned villages than we could ever hope to chronicle in a single article. Like other areas of the world, the reasons for abandonment are widespread and often unsettling.
In this eerie series of images, filmmaker Ransom Riggs exploresLinda Vista Community Hospital, abandoned in 1991 after 85 years caring for injured railroad workers.
This ominous artwork on a board near the Francis Scott Key Bridge between Washington, D.C. and Rosslyn, Virginia is more complex and has survived longer than other graffiti in this place. Could there be more to this image than the usual act of random spray art?
There are some great articles about abandoned amusement parks – former fun-filled places that have given way to a more creepy atmosphere. But an exploration of Spreepark in Berlin will reveal more than rusty rollercoasters.
Until it was abandoned in 1958, the village of Naukan on Cape Dezhneva was the most easterly settlement of Eurasia. Naukan was founded in the nineteenth century but cleared as part of a campaign of consolidation of rural settlements.
In the newly launched NASA Commons set on Flickr, the space agency has released a number of incredible images of iconic spacecraft and aircraft taking to the skies above the United States.
This peeling facade was once the grand entrance to the Crystal Pool at Glen Echo Park, a long-gone attraction in what is a now a slightly spooky incarnation of its former self. While still in existence, there’s a sense that time and technology have long since passed the park by.
These abandoned streetcars are an unusual sight in a redeveloping corner of Brooklyn, New York. But in the reviving waterfront district of Red Hook, the rusting wrecks are as much a part of the streetscene as the converted warehouses alongside.