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  • Boneyard: Rusty Metal Machines & Nullified Neon Signs

    Boneyard: Rusty Metal Machines & Nullified Neon Signs

    Boneyards are strange and often fascinating places, where yesterday’s cutting-edge technology rusts away until the time comes for it to be turned into Coke cans. The process can take years, during which time boneyards may amass all manner of junk – and some of it definitely not what you’d expect.

     
  • Titanic: The Rise, the Fall and the Birth of a Legend

    Titanic: The Rise, the Fall and the Birth of a Legend

    While her days were numbered from the outset, Titanic was a legend during her own lifetime, and has become increasingly immortalised ever since. In this article, we take a look at the famous liner’s origins, from the abandoned Drawing Office and slipways of Harland & Wolff to the murals of east Belfast and the awesome Titanic Quarter that is rising from the dereliction.

     
  • Lost Villages and Shipwrecks on Scotland’s Mysterious Islands

    Lost Villages and Shipwrecks on Scotland’s Mysterious Islands

    For thousands of years, human beings have successfully adapted to their environments and coped with some of the toughest challenges that nature could throw their way. But some places are just so wild that after several millennia, hardy settlers have little choice but to abandon their homes. As such, the lonely islands off the north west coast of Scotland are a swirling mixture of windswept grasslands, craggy sea stacks, shipwrecks and abandoned settlements.

     
  • Bigger and Better: Urban Ghosts in 2010

    Bigger and Better: Urban Ghosts in 2010

    Hello everyone and thanks once again for stopping by! Before I get started, please accept my apologies for the lack of new content over the last week. I’ve been plotting, planning and strategising the future of Urban Ghosts Media, and an exciting new course for 2010! Read on…

     
  • Abandoned Antarctica: South Georgia Island

    Abandoned Antarctica: South Georgia Island

    South Georgia Island emerges from the ocean just north of Antarctica, making it one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on Earth. With no native population whatsoever, it’s little wonder the island’s abandoned settlements and ships remain as they were when the last whalers moved out – albeit rusting and slightly mysterious hulks of their former selves.

     
  • The Abandoned Side of Houston, Texas

    The Abandoned Side of Houston, Texas

    The Houston skyline reflects a glittering and modern city – the fourth-largest in America, a huge port, home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and losing out on the most Fortune 500 companies within a city’s limits only to New York. It’s hard to imagine that this bustling metropolis has a forgotten side. Accent on Eclectic has captured this brilliantly…

     
  • 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.

     
  • Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Ever wondered what happens to a state of the art aircraft at the end of its useful service life? For those that don’t go on to museums, fate is often dealt out by the unforgiving arms and jagged claws of mechanical diggers. And while it’s a crying shame when it happens, it’s certainly an impressive sight to behold…

     
  • 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…

     
 
 

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