Buildings & PlacesCategory
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
A couple of weeks ago while wandering around our local abandoned railway station – Dalry Road in Edinburgh – I came across this strange image on the path. Any ideas what (if anything) it represents?
This forlorn platform is all that remains of Dalry Road station, located on the North Leith branch of the defunct Caledonian Railway in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Situated at Point of Ayr, the northernmost point of mainland Wales, the old Talacre lighthouse has become one of the area’s most photographed landmarks. Some also say it’s haunted…
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At the heart of the industrial village of Sion Mills in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, is Herdman’s Mill. Now redeveloped as living accommodation, these urbex photos show the industrial structure after it was abandoned.
In 1900, a military surplus dealer called Francis Bannerman VI bought Pollopel Island in the Hudson River and built Bannerman’s Castle – now abandoned – to house his weapons collection.
Photographer Ilya Varlamov’s impressive images of the abandoned railway station at Sukhumi reflect the foreboding grandeur of Stalinist architecture, also known as Stalinist Gothic and Socialist Classicism.