Travel has always been the central theme of Urban Ghosts, from historic/unique places across the world to seemingly innocuous neighbourhood structures such as abandoned pubs, cinemas and theatres. Many places featured on this site are ignored by traditional travel publications, but nonetheless appeal to an audience far beyond their immediate location.
The latest installment – Part 15 – of our popular Top 10 weekly link round-up brings you an assortment of destinations and installations from the creepy to the downright bizarre (and everything in between).
In an ancient landscape steeped in folklore and myth, Britain and Ireland’s ruined cottages are romantic reminders of a pre-industrial age where life was tough but simple, though the tales of their inhabitants have long since faded away.
Welcome to our latest weekly link round-up of great content from our friends, partners and sites we follow. This eclectic mix covers bizarre architectural fails, stunning book carvings and even abandoned brothels – enjoy the tour!
Another year is upon us and we’d like to wish all Urban Ghosts readers a very happy 2012 and take this opportunity to introduce the new-look site, which we’re excited to officially unveil as we move forward at full speed ahead.
The return of our Top 10 weekly links showcasing great content from our friends, partners and sites we think you should know about. Join us as we explore more haunting abandoned buildings and other offbeat attractions.
Known as the Dead Cities, or Ancient Villages of Northern Syria, this incredible collection of 700 abandoned settlements ranges from single monuments to almost-complete Byzantine villages, dating back before the fifth century CE.
In Part 12 of our weekly round-up of great articles, we explore more awesome urbex chronicles, a converted Nazi bunker, incredible views from volcanoes and the highest town in the world, as well as recycled art and other curiosities.
Cardrona Bra Fence – arguably New Zealand’s strangest tourist attraction – appeared mysteriously over Christmas 1999 and almost inspired the longest bra chain in the world after it was ultimately removed by the local council.
In the eleventh installment of our popular weekly link round-up, join us as we explore awesome urbex venues from the world’s most creepy abandoned water parks to a group of artists who’ve set out to “beautify” several derelict buildings.
Truk Lagoon in Micronesia became home to a spectacular sunken ship graveyard after Operation Hailstone, a massive US Navy assault launched against the Japanese fleet in 1944. Among them is the San Francisco Maru, known as the Million Dollar Wreck.
They sound like the ghosts of abandoned cities, but in reality phantom settlements never existed at all. Ironically, some have gained a cult following and boast online “residents”, while others have even come to exist in the real world.
Rather than just another Halloween article, we thought it would be fun to offer a whole selection of spooky tales drawn from the Urban Ghosts archives, from Jack O’Lantern carvings to haunted hotels and creepy urban legends. Happy Halloween!
In the spirit of Halloween, it seemed appropriate to discuss an eerie London tale that may or may not be an urban legend – the Dead Body Train, which some say ran between Whitechapel Tube station and the Royal London Hospital.
Welcome to Part 10 of Urban Ghosts’ top links of the week, bringing together yet another assortment of great articles from our friends, partners and publishers we like around the web.
The world boasts numerous abandoned towns and ghost cities that span modernity. Some are largely untouched due to their remoteness, while others lure countless tourists. This article explores 50 of the world’s most impressive deserted settlements, covering every continent.