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.
If you’re looking for a peaceful northern idyll to escape the madding crowds, Slættanes in the Faroe Islands, with its 12 abandoned houses, could be for you.
Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain has an unusual quirk. A large number of its restaurants, workplaces and dwellings are set into the rock and occupy natural caves in the mountain itself.
Overlooking the village of Shandwick on the Tarbat peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland, is a mysterious standing stone encased in modern glass, known as Clach a’ Charridh.
Part 12 of our weekly link round-up explores historic abandoned missile silos, “feral houses”, ghost towns and cabooses turned into living spaces – enjoy!
This week’s link round-up explores a variety of offbeat topics from Detroit’s subterranean salt city and ancient trees to urban exploration and amazing vertical gardens.
Two hundred feet above the North Sea stands the iconic Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse – a victim of continually shifting sands that have buried the lower part of the abandoned structure.
Our popular weekly link round-up highlights abandoned weaponry and prisons, urban interventionism, bizarre beached whale sculptures and more.
Occupying a commanding position overlooking the small Bulgarian town of Omurtag is the Park of Aviation and Aeronautics, a collection of largely Soviet-era military memorabilia.
Wikimedia Commons’ Picture of the Day, this stunning photograph has been digitally retouched to add to the already compelling atmosphere of the scene
Restored in 1992, The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, UK, are home to several enormous sculptures including the “Mud Maid” and the “Giant’s Head”. …Read More
We’ve explored two ghost towns on the Faroe Islands – Múli and the deserted whaling station of Við Áir. Skarvanes is a similar village on the island of Sandoy.
Weekly link round-up features articles about urban exploration, urban art, urban legend, recycled architecture, abandoned buildings and more.
Like many remote archipelagos, whaling has historically served a key role in the economy of the Faroe Islands, as this haunting whaling station near Hvalvík attests.
In this article, we delve deeper into the abandoned and heavily overgrown Helensburgh railway station in New South Wales, Australia.
The Dutch village of Giethoorn is known as Venice of the Netherlands because it has no streets, using a network of canals for transportation.