Cape Breton Island, with its traditional Celtic music and winding Cabot Trail, is a popular tourist destination. But visitors flocking to this romantic island may happen across an altogether different type of roadside attraction – Joe’s Scarecrow Village.
When a beautiful stretch of Pacific coast became a dumping ground over 50 years, nature eventually fought back and smoothed the discarded glass into pretty trinkets that helped “Glass Beach” become a modern tourist attraction.
Part 6 of our Weekly Link Round-Up looks at urban art, urban exploration, abandoned places, mega-structures and a variety of other offbeat subjects. Enjoy!
In the wake of this summer’s Transformers 3 movie, a number of full scale Optimus Primes have appeared on the Beijing skyline – built from salvaged scrap metal with the look of recycled art installations.
Ornate vintage radiators are common in abandoned buildings, and offer captivating subjects for photographers intent on documenting the modern ruins of today. But it’s nice to see them adapted for reuse, like this incredible radiator chair from Hi Octane Design.
By rights this should be Part 6 of our weekly link round-up but last week got away from us a bit – so we’ve decided to post double the amount of articles to make up for it – urbex, urban art, ghost towns, gadgets, travel tips and more…
In what could be the ultimate example of urban art, this incredible scale model of central Shanghai – set in 2020 – fills an entire room of over 100 square metres on the third floor of the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum.
The See No Evil street art project, held from August 18th – 20th, has seen Nelson Street in Bristol transformed by some of the world’s largest urban art creations. Artists from across the world joined the event in Banksy’s home town.
The story behind the Dome Home at Cape Romano, Florida, is (almost) as strange as the abandoned building itself. A long term victim of decay, the house was originally built in 1981 and become a tourist attraction in its current state of abandonment.
Urbexation is a Web Ring search engine dedicated purely to the subversive art of urban exploration. Browse over 250 urbex sites and find a plethora of abandoned buildings and other beautiful abandoned places.
The Isle of Tiree in the Scottish Inner Hebrides has remained remarkably true to its roots despite its proximity to mainland UK, with 48 per cent of its population speaking Gaelic and its own unique brand of vernacular architecture.
On a road trip from Utah’s Goblin Valley to Kanab, travel enthusiast Frank Kovalchek was surprised to discover these bizarre metal monsters – crafted from reclaimed scrap – guarding an abandoned motel.
The grand yet neglected Palace of Industry is the only remaining structure built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 – 1925. Standing in the London suburb of Wembley, it is reportedly now used as a warehouse.
Welcome to the forth installments of Urban Ghosts’ weekly link round-up, showcasing the most fascinating articles from our friends and partners around the web from abandoned places to beautiful swamps and even the House of Blood. Enjoy!
I searched Google Street View after learning of an overgrown graveyard that once belonged to the Zion Congregational Church in Sheffield. It alluded me, but I did (re)discover the former Zion Sabbath School, now a motor mechanic’s shop.