This enchanting pillared staircase once led to Ireby Grange, a grand three-storey mansion that was destroyed by fire in 1957, and subsequently became an abandoned ruin prior to being demolished.
In the mountains east of Lake Como stands a beautiful Baroque villa abandoned for decades. The source of a local urban legend, Villa de Vecchi – or the Ghost Mansion – was built by a nobleman whose life ended in tragedy.
These photographs by Al Henderson and Alan Allen mark the last few days of Phantom F-4J ZE351 on the fire dump at RAF Finningley in South Yorkshire, awaiting scrapping.
Rock-cut tombs are an impressive form of rock-cut architecture which many ancient civilisations built for burying prestigious and wealthy individuals. Explore some of the world’s finest here!
This Avro Shackleton – call sign Pelican 16 – of the South African Air Force was restored to flight in 1994. But it crashed later that year while transiting to the UK.
On an isolated, blustery hill known as ‘Pepperpot Hill’ in the Lake District, a chimney, complete with flue, fireplace and stone surround has been built into the rock outcrop of an old quarry near Torpenhow.
Tucked away on the north side of Paine Field near Everett, Washington, is an aircraft graveyard stocked with some of Boeing’s most impressive airliners – but none of these jets ever flew.
Nicosia International Airport has been effectively abandoned since the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974. This series of photographs offers an up-close-and-personal inspection of the derelict terminal and aircraft.
For more than 20 years they were housed in adjoining bays at Kennedy Space Center. But surprisingly, NASA’s space shuttle orbiters rarely crossed paths – making these images of the retired orbiters relatively rare.
On October 26, 1942 the SS President Coolidge tried to enter the harbor of Espiritu Santo, an island in the south pacific. It sunken liner has since become one of the world’s largest and most popular wreck dives.
It’s amazing what can be found while flying around the world via Google Earth – such as the ghostly images of Britain’s lost airfields and, in this, an amazingly intact anti-aircraft battery and control centre – which are likely to have been decoys.
(Images: Alexandra Smith, all rights reserved) The ruins pictured are those of The Ancient Mariner pub in Workington, Cumbria, which was extensively damaged in 2003 after a gas leak caused a massive explosion followed by a fierce blaze. Since the 1970s, the pub had been given the dubious nickname ‘Honky Tonk’ and was allegedly popular … Continue Reading
This abandoned railway depot in Belgium is home to several forgotten locomotives, making it a rare example of an indoor train graveyard.
For three months and three weeks during the summer and Autumn of 1940, the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over southern England. This article examines 20 German aircraft that crash landed during the air campaign.
Matthew Christopher has been fascinated by abandoned places since childhood. But it wasn’t until researching the decline of the US state hospital system a decade ago that his passion for urban exploration was truly ignited.