The Edible Bus Stop began as a guerrilla gardening project adjacent to a South London bus stop, and has flourished into a fully fledged example of urban interventionism.
Google.co.uk has celebrated the 150th birthday of Frank Hornby, the Liverpool born English inventor, businessman and politician best known for creating Meccano and Hornby Model Railways.
Just like any other soul in the world, rats make no exception – they love Paris, too! With the Seine, the subway and the numerous restaurants, Paris has become a Rat Paradise of sorts.
First came the mobile park tacked onto the end of a CTA train on the Chicago Transit system. Then the Mobile Garden concept was moved inside, transforming the interior of a rail car into a living, green oasis.
These conceptual images show the proposed Bloomingdale Trail, an exciting new linear urban park in Chicago built along the route of the abandoned Bloomingdale Line – a former railway featured previously on Urban Ghosts.
For almost two centuries, hobos have been been attempting to avoid ‘greasing the tracks’ (which is to get ran over by a train) while hopping freight trains to get from one town to the next.
Of all the world’s landscapes, the weirdest are undoubtedly the ones we’ve built ourselves. Since the dawn of film, directors have been fascinated by the potential of our cities to hide unusual stories.
This modded foam dart blaster may look like a decorated toy gun to the untrained eye. But the sophisticated toy is an appropriate subject for steampunk modification.
Science meets myth and legend in The Poison Garden, where stories are told of certain plants that are so deadly that they need a special licence to live there at all.
This article looks at the submerging of several settlements in the past century in order to build reservoirs in response to an increasing demand for tap water.
The machine itself is interesting enough, but it was the seat that caught my attention, which is similar in appearance to vintage tractor seats that have become increasingly prevalent as modern furniture items.
As the name implies, train surfing is the dangerous and often illegal practice of hitching a ride on the outside of passenger trains – be it as a necessity or an extreme hobby.
The green web was buzzing in 2001 when a rooftop garden appeared atop Chicago City Hall to curb what is termed the ‘urban heat island effect’, cooling the building while using less energy.
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.
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’.