Urbex, Urban Art & More
The abandoned Windsor Wax Building has been a landmark of Hoboken, New Jersey since the company was established in 1923 by Leo Fleischmann, a chemist, explorer and adventurer.
“Gateways to the World” can have many meanings. In this article we explore six incredible abandonments that contributed to the progress of our society before fading into obscurity.
Abandoned planes and aircraft graveyards are popular subjects of urbex photography. This rusting Cold War collection, at Burgas Airport, is a hangover from Bulgaria’s membership of the Warsaw Pact.
Standing on Great Eastern Street in London, a glance several metres above eye level with reveal two recycled Tube trains, now the sustainable studios of Village Underground.
The Arctic’s proximity to the Soviet Union made Alaska, Canada and Greenland ideal locations for Cold War early warning radar stations – some now hauntingly abandoned.
Oxford-based guerrilla gardener Pete Dungey creates pothole gardens to highlight the extensive problem of surface imperfections on Britain’s roads.
Well known to British urban explorers, High Royds Insane Asylum first opened in 1888 and operated as psychiatric hospital for more than a century until its final closure in 2003.
Around St. Patrick’s Day 1970 a poster appeared in the window of the Irish Tourism offices in New York City that was destined to become one of Ireland’s most iconic modern images – “The Doors of Dublin”.
This installment of our weekly link round-up takes us to dank prison cells, dark mines, abandoned asylums and strange urban art installations. Enjoy!
This slightly haunting cluster of buildings isn’t your average ghost town or abandoned village. In fact, Tamarak Resort in Idaho had never been inhabited when these photos were taken.
These amazing “bonsai buildings” are the brainchild of Takanori Aiba, who designed them based on his experience of working as an art director for architectural spaces.
The “O”, an innovative pedal-powered vehicle by Davide Bonanni, enables people to explore abandoned railways without requiring their tracks to be removed first.
The abandoned church of St Felix is all that’s left of Babingley, one of Norfolk’s lost villages. Little more than an ivy-clad shell, the abandoned building has a mysterious history.
This recycled art installation in Athens, Georgia is at once ironic, humourous and functional – a retired school bus transformed into a bus shelter, incorporating the seats of an Atlanta city bus.
This unusual pile of discarded building materials at the disused West Grinstead railway station in England is actually a ‘bug mansion’ inhabited by beetles, spiders and butterflies.