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  • Deep Blue Sea: Aircraft & Aircraft Carriers Lost Beneath the Waves

    Deep Blue Sea: Aircraft & Aircraft Carriers Lost Beneath the Waves

    Seabeds are a treasure trove of history, where the natural world mingles relatively undisturbed with man-made artifacts lost through the ages. Shipwrecks naturally spring to mind when we ponder such places, but a complete aircraft is always a coveted find for divers. Here are four of them, and one of the awesome ships that they once called home…

     
  • Crumbling History: 8 Abandoned Churches

    Crumbling History: 8 Abandoned Churches

    Derelict churches are becoming increasingly abundant across the world for a multitude of reasons. But there urban decay bestows a mysterious atmosphere upon these places, and urban explorers become the unlikely members of their reinvented congregations.

     
  • The Monastery of Sant Cugat

    The Monastery of Sant Cugat

    In photography, there’s no denying that having a good subject certainly helps. But skill with a lens will elevate that subject to new heights. In this series of pictures, Reinante El Pintor de Fuego captures the Monastery of Sant Cugat in Catalonia with exquisite results.

     
  • 5 Striking Abandoned Railway Stations

    5 Striking Abandoned Railway Stations

    Railway stations are often vast structures teeming with life, which makes them all the more fascinating when they’re left abandoned and forgotten. There are multiple reasons why such places fall into dereliction, from war and natural disaster to a shortage of the resources that many towns grew up around. Here are five awesome abandoned stations which illustrate this point…

     
  • “Scariest Places on Earth”: The Paris Catacombs

    “Scariest Places on Earth”: The Paris Catacombs

    For urban explorers, few places are more coveted than the Catacombs of Paris. Long sealed off to the public, these harrowing subterranean chambers house an 18th century cemetery – essentially an anonymous mass grave. Beyond this, a labyrinth of tunnels extends for 280km beneath Paris in a network of disused stone mines and galleries.

     
  • 3 Abandoned Pleasure Piers in the UK

    3 Abandoned Pleasure Piers in the UK

    Once upon a time, pleasure piers were the jewel in the crown of Victorian seaside resorts. In the days before package holidays, these elegant structures reaching out into the bay were at the forefront of entertainment, with their fun fairs, ballrooms and cafes hosting hundreds, if not thousands of people, each day. Sadly, many have long since been demolished, while others cling to life dejected and abandoned. Here are some haunting examples…

     
  • 10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    The first ever infrared photographs were published in the October 1910 edition of the Royal Photographic Society Journal to illustrate a paper by Robert W. Wood, who had discovered the unusual effects which became known as the “Wood Effect”. The end result, as you can see from this selection of mysterious images, is to give seemingly normal subject matter an enchanting, dreamlike appearance…

     
  • Drinking with Kings: 5 Fantastic Medieval Pubs

    Drinking with Kings: 5 Fantastic Medieval Pubs

    As many people know, the local pub is the cornerstone of British culture. Not only that, the country itself is rather old, meaning you can pop for a pint at establishments formerly visited by the likes of King Richard the Lionheart and Oliver Cromwell. Here is an assortment of medieval ale houses to whet your appetite as we near the weekend.

     
  • Six Lost American Air Bases in Britain

    Six Lost American Air Bases in Britain

    For a brief period in our history, the silence of eastern England’s picturesque counties was shattered by the dull rumble of piston engines. All day every day, these quiet farming communities were alive with the sound of war as British and American heavy bombers took off to rain havoc on targets in continental Europe. Many would never return. Here are the remnants of some American bases with very British names…

     
  • San Francisco’s Stunningly Overgrown Palace of Fine Arts

    San Francisco’s Stunningly Overgrown Palace of Fine Arts

    After a week in the California desert with almost zero internet connection, and a brief trip to San Francisco, I’m relieved to finally be back at the computer! It was a longer haitus than expected and I don’t plan on allowing a similar amount of time to elapse between articles in future, but I did manage to get a few cool pics of one of San Fran’s most impressive landmarks. Check it out…

     
  • 5 Bizarre Buildings From Europe to North America

    5 Bizarre Buildings From Europe to North America

    Weird architecture extends far beyond Brutalism and the scary Cold War edificies of the Eastern Bloc. Across the world, people have made their home and work spaces out of trains, planes, automobiles and the even more bizarre. Read on for a selection of wierd and wonderful buildings in Europe and North America…

     
  • Gary, Indiana: 8 Amazing Abandonment Images

    Gary, Indiana: 8 Amazing Abandonment Images

    Gary, Indiana was built in 1906 around the new United States Steel Corporation plant, and named after chairman Elbert H. Gary. The elegance of early 20th century architecture is reflected in many of the city’s buildings. But this only serves to make Gary mysterious and somewhat bizarre – because many of these grand structures are rotting away in dereliction. Read more…

     
  • Bars, Restaurants and Avante Garde: 5 Fashionable Former Public Toilets

    Bars, Restaurants and Avante Garde: 5 Fashionable Former Public Toilets

    It’s safe to assume that most people don’t visit public toilets for recreational purposes. But you may be surprised to hear that dozens of old lavatories are reused today for purposes other than answering a call of nature. Who would have thought that, thanks to a little imagination, you might even end up fine dining in a dank Victorian loo!

     
 
 
 
 

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