• Guy Fawkes Night: Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

    Guy Fawkes Night: Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

    Here’s one British tradition that continues to burn brightly! When Guy Fawkes and his cronies conspired to blow up London’s Houses of Parliament in a failed bid to assassinate King James I, little did they know that they were providing the British people with a roaring legacy that has been celebrated every year since.

     
  • 5 Eerie Urban Legends of the Natural World

    5 Eerie Urban Legends of the Natural World

    We’ve all heard those bizarre stories that resurface in various forms over the years, gradually becoming ingraining into the annals of urban legend. Here are five tales of the natural world that may have mundane origins, but have been extrapolated over time.

     
  • Reverse Graffiti: Environmentally Friendly Urban Spray Art

    Reverse Graffiti: Environmentally Friendly Urban Spray Art

    Just when you thought graffiti was about defacing buildings – and sometimes adding to their value in the process – along came Moose, a British commercial artist and DJ who creates his pretty pictures by cleaning grime off buildings rather than adding a new layer.

     
  • A Brief Introduction to Urban Exploration

    A Brief Introduction to Urban Exploration

    It’s strange that deserted buildings and underground tunnels can be such fascinating places. But the truth is that most of us have turned our attention to these quiet abandonments at some point, even just in passing. The world is a smaller place than it once was, and sometimes the uncharted territory is directly beneath our feet.

     
  • 6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Oceania

    6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Oceania

    Like American’s Old West, many ghost towns and abandoned cities in Oceania were once humble mining camps that became bustling communities with extensive modern infrastructures – only to fall into abandonment due to the depletion of natural resources.

     
  • Vintage Posters Discovered in Abandoned London Tube Station

    Vintage Posters Discovered in Abandoned London Tube Station

    The London Underground is an incredible maze of subterranean railways, stations and ticket halls – and that doesn’t account for the myriad abandoned passageways that are strictly off limits to the public, let alone the ageing relics that linger on in this dark underworld.

     
  • Abandoned Chippewa Lake Park, Ohio

    Abandoned Chippewa Lake Park, Ohio

    On the day it was abandoned in 1978, few would have thought that Chippewa Lake Park would stand untouched and unmaintained for the next 31 years. The amusement park in Medina County, Ohio, opened in 1878 but owner Continental Business Enterprises was forced to close it a century later due to lack of attendance.

     
  • Up in Flames: Hastings Pier, RIP

    Up in Flames: Hastings Pier, RIP

    It was the jewel in Hasting’s crown, but after a devastating fire several days ago the historic pier is now little more than a skeletal wreck. In this article, sadly adding one more to our previous post about Three Peeling Pleasure Piers, we take a look at Hastings Pier during better times, and the financial troubles that led to its abandonment and ultimate destruction.

     
 


 
 
 

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