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.
These beautiful abandoned buildings in the ghost town of Romagnano al Monte in southern Italy were destroyed by the Irpinia earthquake in 1980.
In Part 3 of our weekly link round-up, we explore multiple abandoned places and a range of other fascinating subjects, from full scale aircraft mock-ups used as movie props to seven lesser known wonders of the world.
In Part Three of our weekly link round-up, we’ve featured a selection of interesting articles including our staple abandoned places and urban exploration, as well as other oddities that fall into the overall realm of “alternative travel”.
The echoes of mining have long since evaporated from the ghost town of Gold Point, which fell into abandonment twice before the discovery of gold brought on a period of prosperity while the rest of America struggled with the Great Depression.
Welcome to the second installation of Urban Ghosts’ Weekly Link Round-up, where we showcase articles we’ve enjoyed (and more importantly, thing our readers would enjoy!) from our friends and partners, and elsewhere in the blogosphere.
Despite being little more than strips of rusty metal laid atop rotting wooden sleepers, there’s something strangely romantic about abandoned railway lines – especially when the tracks are still in situ.
Welcome to Urban Ghosts’ first weekly round-up of articles we’ve enjoyed around the web. As part of an ongoing feature, this article will showcase interesting content from our partners and other sites we like.
The strikingly colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap in the South African city Cape Town is a historic blend of unique architecture and heritage. Today the former township clings to its Muslim roots after becoming one of Cape Town’s most sort-after areas.
You might think that ghost towns and abandoned villages are more closely associated with the Wild West than the British Isles. But the ghost village of Polphail in Scotland is a rare and fascinating exception.
In 2003 the BBC produced a docudrama about Seven Wonders of the Industrial World that changed the face of the modern civilisation during the Industrial Revolution. All but one remain in use to this day.
The pretty village of Brightling is the ideal English rural retreat. But for all its antiquated cottages, ancient church and village pub, Brightling’s most striking feature is arguably “The Pyramid” tomb of former resident “Mad Jack” Fuller.
A new satellite survey of Egypt has revealed 17 lost pyramids, 3,000 ancient settlements and more than 1,000 tombs. Scientists at the University of Alabama made the astounding discoveries using ultra-modern infra-red imaging techniques.
Our ongoing quest to track down ghost towns and abandoned cities across every continent has brought us – finally – to South America, a stunningly beautiful landscape with a rich history and plenty of enigmatic abandonments.
Some venues are more coveted than others for urban exploration, but there’s really no limits to where this bold subculture will go. This sequel to our popular recent urbex article documents 10 more incredible abandonments for your viewing pleasure.
Chloride, Arizona is one ghost town that is still very much alive. Home to the strange Chloride Murals by artist Roy Purcell, the town’s population is comprised of an eclectic mix of retired business people, families and artists.