Urbex, Urban Art & More
Using black paper, flour and layers of mould, Daniele Del Nero has created miniature versions of forgotten houses which look every bit as haunting as their real-life counterparts.
From the time of its construction in 1923, the Thorpeness water tower in Suffolk was destined to become a residence – both in appearance and eventual reuse.
In Part 20 of our weekly link round-up, we’ll explore incredible airplane graveyards, strange guerrilla knitting, re-purposing and recycling tips, terrifying insane asylums and more.
By creating these amazing miniature ‘urbex sets’, Lori Nix has bridged the gap between the unknowable history of abandoned buildings and the human ability to create art from them.
Susan Stockwell creates unique pieces of recycled art from unusual materials, crafting impressive sculptures which are both thought-provoking and impressive to look at.
From a distance, St Andrew’s Church could be mistaken for a dense copse of trees. Consumed by ivy, the abandoned ecclesiastical structure could be the most overgrown church in the world.
Top 10 Links of the Week (Part 19): Eerie Leper Colonies, Forgotten Theatres, Urban & Natural Art and More
Welcome to the 19th edition of our weekly link round-up, showcasing a selection of awesome articles from our friends, partners and sites we like around the web.
Known as prison ships or “prison hulks”, these decomissioned vessels were used by Britain to house prisoners of war and those awaiting transportation to penal colonies, often in horrific conditions.
This retired 1960s train may not be travelling anymore, but it’s still serving London commuters every day! Inside the disused carriage is one of London’s most unique eateries – The Deptford Project cafe.
Like neighbouring Croxton, the Norfolk village of Fulmodeston is home to a centuries-old church that was abandoned during the Victorian era. Today its haunting ruins are eerily overgrown.
Top 10 Links of the Week (Part 18): Including Painted Elephants, Bizarre Victorian Machines & Abandoned Theatres
Our weekly link round-up from our friends, partners and sites we admire takes a look at painted elephants, reclaimed coffee tables and graffiti’s vandalism vs. art divide.
To date Urban Ghosts has featured all manner of forgotten spaces, from abandoned mansions and cottages to crumbling hospitals and insane asylums, but abandoned frat houses are a first for us!
If one city could hold the title of Urban Decay Capital of the World, it would be Detroit. These abandoned homes are, in many cases, the last houses standing in largely cleared neighbourhoods.
Many cities use colour to great effect in their architecture, but not many go to such an extent as these! Using all the colours of the rainbow, these seven cities from around the world are a bright and welcoming sight for travellers and residents alike.
Moored alongside a jetty near the village of Letterfrack in Connemara, the rusting hulk may not be the only forgotten fishing vessel lying on Ireland’s west coast, but it’s certainly one of the largest.