Urbex, Urban Art & More
Welcome to our newly launched weekly link round-up, which is back with a vengeance after some time on hiatus! Here you’ll find a selection of the best articles from our friends and blogs we like.
When Captain ‘Fred’ Eaton, Jr crash landed B-17 Flying Fortress 41-2446 in Papua New Guinea in 1942, he and his crew could never have imagined that, 70 years later, their aircraft would be on display in California.
Located near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, these abandoned cottages with their elaborate tiered gardens and stone privies mark the remains of Rhiwddolion.
Halloween is upon us again, so let’s explore a selection of pumpkin patches and see how some householders have used the colourful squash to decorate their doorsteps.
The first time I saw Compania Maritima, I was surprised to find a hollow structure with beautiful arcs and balusters that made me wonder what the building used to be during its glory days.
The grimacing parade of 381 grotesque stone heads under the oldest Parisian bridge is hardly something you see every day, but the mascarons are a well known landmark in the French capital.
To many, fire escapes are utilitarian structures with little physical appeal. But in New York City, they’re as much a part of the street scene as yellow cabs and the Empire State Building.
A rare first person article on Urban Ghosts but couldn’t resist this one – the author stands in front of a Vulcan bomber, arms out stretched, in 1984 and 2012 respectively.
It looks like the rusting shell of any other defunct Boeing 747. Despite its long career, this Jumbo Jet serial number G-BDXH almost came to a tragic end on June 24, 1982 off the shores of Indonesia.
Located on Chapel Hill to the east of Tintern Abbey in Monmouthshire, Wales, the ruined church of St Mary the Virgin, complete with ivy-clad tower and overgrown graveyard.
Myriads of tourists walk past it every day without so much as a second glance. But what looks like nothing more than a tiny lane between two buildings is actually the narrowest street in Paris.
The Shell Cottage was constructed around 2009 as a set for the film version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now demolished, these images show the set in the sand dunes of Pembrokeshire, Wales.
3D Joe and Max create amazing anamorphic art on unexceptional walls, walkways and pavements, revealing fictitious hidden rooms, gaping crevasses and mythical creatures.
It wasn’t the most comfortable seat in the world, and as a result I stood up and actually took notice – there in front of me was a vintage tractor seat turned bar stool.
Amid the busy traffic of London’s Park Lane and Upper Brooke Street stand two weary mules, a proud horse and a loyal dog, here serving as our springboard to 5 inspiring tales of animal bravery.