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.
Located close to Dhaka in Bangladesh, the ghost town of Panam City, or Panam Nagar, lies within Sonargaon, and was once an important trading centre at the end of the Grand Trunk Road.
The stunning Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, located in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is an 800-year-old former church that is arguably the world’s most beautiful bookshop.
The ancient town of Myra in the Lycia region of Anatolia boasts a number of breathtaking ruins, the most striking of which are the rock-cut tombs of the ancient Lycian necropolis.
The weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to catch up on our reading over a nice cup of tea or coffee! Enjoy a range of diverse content from urban art and ghost towns to weirdly painted aircraft and more.
Humans have always excelled at being an unsettled, roving species. As these historic ghost towns reflect, communities rise and fall for numerous reasons, leaving their settlements frozen in time.
The idea of a steampunk train isn’t exactly new. Indeed, as the Industrial Revolution demonstrated, the concept was a good one that revolutionised transportation. But what about a steampunk station?
Sitting comfortably with your tea or coffee? If so then browse through this list of 15 great stories from our friends, partners and sites we admire!
Linear urban parks utilising abandoned railway infrastructure are becoming increasingly popular, and Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail (along with the QueensWay in NYC) could be the latest addition.
Photographer Voreas captured these striking images of an abandoned building completely consumed by snow and ice after climbing Mount Ossa in the Thessaly region of Greece.
The village of Athelstaneford, about 20 miles east of Edinburgh, is noticeable primarily for its pretty church, characteristic Scottish cottages and traditional red telephone kiosk, which now serves as the local book exchange, or ‘Book Nook’.
When Martyn Hillier was told he could turn his off-license in the Kent village of Herne into a pub, he didn’t realise the key role he would play in redefining Britain’s ailing pub trade – with the micropub.
Known as the ‘Blue City’, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a chief Rathore clan, who moved a disgruntled hermit from a cave in order to begin construction of the Mehrangarh Fort.
Not only is the Kent Battle of Britain Museum the oldest and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts in the UK, it also boasts an unusual collection of aircraft mock-ups used during the making of the epic 1969 film.
Welcome to our updated version – great stories from across the web brought to you every Friday for your weekend viewing pleasure. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Over the course of many centuries, countless things are lost. Books, ideas, buried kings – even entire cities. Whole capitals have vanished without a trace, leaving only rumours and contradictory accounts in books.