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  • 6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Europe

    6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Europe

    It’s tempting to associate ghost towns and abandoned cities with America’s Old West or the wild expanses of former Soviet Russia. But such places exist on every continent including Europe, which boasts a diverse range of impressive and tragic abandonments.

     
  • Abandoned Places Brought to Life Through HDR Photography (40 Pics)

    Abandoned Places Brought to Life Through HDR Photography (40 Pics)

    While fascinating and mysterious, abandoned places and objects are not usually known for their joyful appearance or radiant colours. But apply HDR photography techniques and suddenly the reinvigorated colours and contrasts are enough to bring even the most dreary building or wrecked vehicle back to life.

     
  • 6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Asia

    6 Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities of Asia

    Ghost towns and abandoned cities are strange and alluring places, often reflecting some great upheaval that led to their demise. Asia is no stranger to urban abandonments, from antiquated to modern, deserted due to natural disaster or simply a lack of purpose.

     
  • 6 Creepy Underground Tunnels, Subways & Sewers

    6 Creepy Underground Tunnels, Subways & Sewers

    Big cities often feel like a claustrophobic blend of towering buildings, endless roads, inescapable noise and traffic. Imagine that, beneath many metropolises, an intricate network of tunnels, subways and sewers exist – many of them silent.

     
  • Foreboding Factory Abandonments of the Post-Industrial Landscape

    Foreboding Factory Abandonments of the Post-Industrial Landscape

    It’s tempting to associate industrial abandonments with former Soviet Russia, but derelict factories occupy vast swaths of land in cities across the world. They often symbolise the shift from manufacturing to technology, and loom above the post industrial landscape as rusting reminders of times gone by.

     
  • Five Star Abandonment: Perth’s Old Treasury Building

    Five Star Abandonment: Perth’s Old Treasury Building

    The Old Treasury building in Perth, Australia, is an important part of the city’s historical landscape, and certainly one of its most impressive urban abandonments. Built in 1874 and occupied by the state government for more than 120 years, an eerie silence now fills the deserted rooms of this iconic building.

     
  • Crashed British Airways 777 Appears on Google Earth

    Crashed British Airways 777 Appears on Google Earth

    On 17 January 2008 a British Airways Boeing 777 en route from Beijing to London crashed just short of Heathrow Airport’s runway. But where is the aircraft now? A search via Google Earth has turned up the 777 wreck at Heathrow, stored anonymously behind a metal fence with all its BA markings removed.

     
  • 30 Abandoned Tanks and Armoured Vehicles

    30 Abandoned Tanks and Armoured Vehicles

    The 20th Century was the most violent in human history, and a decade into the 21st century things look ominously similar. So it’s little wonder that abandoned tanks, planes and armoured vehicles litter the streets and deserts of the more wartorn regions of the world.

     
  • Daniel Dancer: Inspirational “Art for the Sky”

    Daniel Dancer: Inspirational “Art for the Sky”

    Art For the Sky is a unique project designed to bring diverse groups together, dissolve social boundaries and tackle the problems we face as individuals and society. Environmental artist Daniel Dancer has spent ten years travelling the world to create over 100 images using people, which must be viewed from above.

     
  • 45 Captivating Images of England’s North Country

    45 Captivating Images of England’s North Country

    The North of England is a wild and windswept region, tempered by the relative civility of Roman occupation and forged thereafter by centuries of bloodshed. From Viking raiders to the Norman Conquest and the Border Wars to the Victorians, history and folklore are intricately woven within the fabric of this rugged region.

     
  • 6 Colourful Capital Cities of the World

    6 Colourful Capital Cities of the World

    While the outward appearance of many capital cities is one of dull concrete, grand stone or skilled brickwork, others are characterised by a more colourful and quirky look that compliments their streetlife and brightens up even the most isolated of settlements. Here are six very different examples.

     
  • “Firepits”: How Air Force Fire Fighters Cut their Teeth

    “Firepits”: How Air Force Fire Fighters Cut their Teeth

    Most airfields and air force bases have an area known as the firepit, where unfortunate old aircraft are reincarnated as blazing infernos with the specific task of saving life and limb. It is here where rookie and experienced fire fighters alike acquire the necessary skills to tackle aircraft blazes, saving passengers and crew in the process.

     
 


 
 
 

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