Urbex, Urban Art & More
First came the mobile park tacked onto the end of a CTA train on the Chicago Transit system. Then the Mobile Garden concept was moved inside, transforming the interior of a rail car into a living, green oasis.
Fairies have long played an important role in British and Irish folklore, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden has dedicated a corner of its grounds to an enchanting Fairy Wood.
Part 6 of the latest installment of our weekly link round-up investigates all manner of history, art and the truly bizarre – from urban exploration in Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion to the science of hoarding; enjoy!
On October 26, 1942 the SS President Coolidge tried to enter the harbor of Espiritu Santo, an island in the south pacific. It sunken liner has since become one of the world’s largest and most popular wreck dives.
It’s amazing what can be found while flying around the world via Google Earth – such as the ghostly images of Britain’s lost airfields and, in this, an amazingly intact anti-aircraft battery and control centre – which are likely to have been decoys.
These conceptual images show the proposed Bloomingdale Trail, an exciting new linear urban park in Chicago built along the route of the abandoned Bloomingdale Line – a former railway featured previously on Urban Ghosts.
(Images: Alexandra Smith, all rights reserved) The ruins pictured are those of The Ancient Mariner pub in Workington, Cumbria, which was extensively damaged in 2003 after a gas leak caused a massive explosion followed by a fierce blaze. Since the 1970s, the pub had been given the dubious nickname ‘Honky Tonk’ and was allegedly popular … Continue Reading
Many abandoned railways have been repurposed as greenways, such as New York City’s phenomenally popular High Line. But here’s a slightly different example – where the rails themselves define the footpath.
Between 1949 and 1951, President Harry S. Truman undertook the most significant renovation of the White House since its destruction by fire in 1814. Find out more in this amazing series of photographs.
Adaptive reuse allows culturally and historically important buildings to be redeveloped and repurposed instead of demolished. This article offers a brief overview of the practice, with some diverse examples.
Ye Olde Cross public house in Alnwick is known locally as “The Dirty Bottles” due to the bottles in the window – thought to be cursed since the landlord dropped dead 200 years ago, and untouched ever since.
This abandoned railway depot in Belgium is home to several forgotten locomotives, making it a rare example of an indoor train graveyard.
Another week is ending and we thought you’d appreciate some inspirational content to catch-up on over the weekend! This link round-up features urban exploration, submerged cities, art, world history and much more.
For three months and three weeks during the summer and Autumn of 1940, the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over southern England. This article examines 20 German aircraft that crash landed during the air campaign.
Organic architecture is a philosophy that considers a building to be like an organism, in that it is an organised body of fixtures, fittings and furniture that functions as a whole. Learn more in our brief introduction!