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  • The Humble Humbrol Hunter

    The Humble Humbrol Hunter

    Modellers across the world (of plastic kits, not catwalks) instinctively know of Airfix, a brand that has become so synonymous with the hobby that even kits made by other manufacturers are routinely referred to as “Airfix kits”. But when owner Humbrol’s plant was abandoned in 2006, the company’s Hawker Hunter mascot was left out in the cold.

     
  • Planes, Trains and Automobile Graveyards

    Planes, Trains and Automobile Graveyards

    Planes, trains and automobiles are three of the greatest – and most useful – inventions of the industrial era. But what happens when these heroic heralds of advancing technology become useless themselves? Some are simply forgotten while others are scrapped. But along the way, most go to vehicle graveyards.

     
  • Exploring the Derelict South Fremantle Power Station

    Exploring the Derelict South Fremantle Power Station

    Of all the derelict places littering the urban (and rural) landscape, industrial complexes are among the most prevalent. Shutting shop for myriad reasons, from changing economies to advances in technology, abandoned industrial buildings often hide fascinating histories and notable architecture, as seen on this visual journey through the South Fremantle Power Station.

     
  • Moseley Road Baths: Birmingham’s “Cathedral of Swimming”

    Moseley Road Baths: Birmingham’s “Cathedral of Swimming”

    Like theatres, cinemas and railway stations, historic swimming baths are important examples of civic architecture, illuminating a past epoch and the daily lives of its participants. But very few remain, and those that do are often abandoned. Moseley Road Baths is an exception, although the Gala Pool lies empty and the future remains uncertain.

     
  • Could This be the Patent for a Top Secret Spyplane?

    Could This be the Patent for a Top Secret Spyplane?

    Even top secret aircraft, known as black projects, require something as seemingly mundane as a patent. This one from the late 1970s is interesting. It looks like a classic “flying wing” design, albeit for a much smaller aircraft than the B2 Stealth Bomber. Hearsay suggests such a plane might actually be flying. Let’s take a look at the evidence.

     
  • The Fisherman’s Chapel and Maritime Myth

    The Fisherman’s Chapel and Maritime Myth

    Our oceans abound with myth and legend, some of them mainstream and others obscure. But if there is one thing that can be said with any certainty, it is that mariners throughout the ages have been highly superstitious, and often very religious, types. Here we take a look at a selection of fisherman’s chapels where mariners would pray before venturing out on the ocean waves.

     
  • Surbexing DC: Abandoned Washington and Great Falls Electric Railroad

    Surbexing DC: Abandoned Washington and Great Falls Electric Railroad

    Streetcar lines were a common sight in America’s towns from the late 1900s, and by the early twentieth century the golden age of rail travel was upon us. But many routes have now been dismantled, lost in the long grass that has replaced their tracks. Today, the discerning explorer may still find a surprising amount of evidence of their existence.

     
  • 5 Abandoned American Military Airfields of the North Pacific

    5 Abandoned American Military Airfields of the North Pacific

    The North Pacific Ocean is littered with abandoned airfields and other military installations. Many sit atop tiny atolls and despite being shortlived, played a critical role in history. Today, most of the infrastructure has gone, but the runways and dispersals stand as a silent reminder to the battles that once raged there.

     
  • 24 Fantastic Urban and Landscape Photographs in HDR

    24 Fantastic Urban and Landscape Photographs in HDR

    Fans of the great outdoors love getting out and about around nature, but the ubiquitous storm clouds swirling around mountain tops can be off-putting to the less hardcore hiker. Here are some fantastic outdoor scenes photographed in HDR which, as you can see in the article, spices up the urban landscape too.

     
 
 

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