This abandoned Union Pacific caboose near Rhyolite ghost town in Death Valley is one of many to be found across America’s Old West. But urban explorers should be mindful of rattlesnakes while taking a closer look.
The Whaley House in Old Town San Diego is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of several generations of the same family, including Thomas Whaley, a California settler who built the house for his wife and children.
This somewhat retro-futuristic theatre in the coastal desert city of Namibe, southwestern Angola, is one of many buildings abandoned in the wake of Portuguese colonial decline in the region.
From abandoned places and urban exploration to bizarre architecture, hidden symbolism and incredible slot canyons – check it out in Part 9 of our weekly link round-up.
For all Vienna’s grand and historic burial grounds, home to the likes of Beethoven and Strauss, the Cemetery of the Nameless remains one of the Austrian capital’s most poignant and mysterious.
This neglected yet rare diesel shunter stands out of sight behind the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield, where it has been stored for the last several decades after its service life ended at Templeborough Steelworks.
There’s something strangely appealing and slightly haunting about shipwrecks. For what are arguably rusting environmentally-unfriendly hulks, some – like the wreck of Ozlem along the Black Sea coast – are surprisingly colourful.
Welcome to Part 8 of our weekly round-up of great articles from our friends, partners and sites we like around the web.
This shortlived miniature city was the work of Berlin-based artist EVOL, whose intriguing urban art installations have a habit of appearing where you’d least expect them, including the walls of an abandoned slaughterhouse.
The Healey Mills Traction Maintenance Depot near Wakefield, England, officially closed in 1987, but an impressive assortment of abandoned trains and railway buildings continue to haunt the forgotten site.
The Glass House in Copenhagen’s Freetown Christiania is a unique piece of recycled architecture described as an example of modern “architecture without architects”.
The MyShelter Foundation is using water bottles, known as “solar bottle bulbs”, to provide light to a million poor homes in Manila by 2012 though the Isang Litrong Liwanag project.
The legality of urban exploration may be questionable but there’s nothing unlawful about creative light art, or light graffiti. This colourful form of expression adopts cameras to capture ephemeral images that leave no residue in their wake.
Part 7 of our (almost) weekly link round-up examines more haunting abandoned places and urban exploring, as well as a decent dose of urban art – including a rediscovered and restored mural by infamous street artist Banksy.
This old Anglican church, established 1883 in the village of Braddeck, Cape Breton Island, is one of several places of worship that have served the community over the years, but appears to be leaning towards the camera. Optical illusion, or sinking foundations?