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 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.
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.
Welcome to Part 8 of our weekly round-up of great articles from our friends, partners and sites we like around the web.
Believed to be around 165-years-old at the time of her death in 2004, Timothy the Tortoise had a successful maritime career that rendered her a veteran of the siege of Sevastopol and the last survivor of the Crimean War.
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.
The ruins of Shali in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis display a medieval ghost town that remained inhabited until a major rain storm in 1926. The fortress is now a popular tourist destination, and a lure to historically-minded urban explorers.
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!
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…
The world abounds with spooky abandoned resorts, from Germany’s Prora Nazi resort to Varosha and Puente-del-Inca. In this article we take a look at some of the most impressive, mysterious and foreboding holiday destinations no longer available.
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.
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!
Emerging from the sand of Chile’s Atacama Desert, Mano del Desierto – or Hand of the Desert – by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrázabal, looks like the vestige of a lost civilisation, representing human vulnerability and helplessness.