Urbex, Urban Art & More
Built in 1848, the Anglican Chapel in Sheffield’s historic General Cemetery has been disused and bricked-up for generations. These rare photos offer an exclusive glimpse inside this abandoned building.
Tucked away on a patch of wasteland in Glebe, New South Wales, the remains of six historic Sydney trams sit side by side in the abandoned Rozelle Tram Depot, as interest groups petition for their restoration.
Mirror art creates strange optical phenomena and encourages us to interact with the broader environment. Here we take a look at three examples of mirror art that bring the sky to earth, multiply surroundings and reveal hidden doorways.
When it comes to miniature abandoned buildings, Mike Doyle’s crumbling Victorian mansions – constructed entirely from Lego – are a unique addition to this increasingly popular theme.
California’s Suisun Bay has been home to the National Defense Reserve Fleet since the 1950s. These impressive images show the “ghost fleet” from the air, including the mighty battleship USS Iowa.
It’s been an interesting few months for lost aviation artifacts turning up on eBay! The latest is the tail fin of Lightning XP748, which sold for £308 twenty years after the remainder of the jet was scrapped.
In Simon Hopkinson’s urban scenes, he not only shows a compelling vision of unnoticed or derelict areas but also the journey we make through them in our day to day lives.
The latest installment – Part 15 – of our popular Top 10 weekly link round-up brings you an assortment of destinations and installations from the creepy to the downright bizarre (and everything in between).
When people think of art that depicts urban exploration, they usually imagine secret and atmospheric photography. Anna King’s paintings, meanwhile, give a unique look to abandoned buildings from the outside.
Long time symbols of the great American road trip, motels and gas stations (along with diners) grew in number during the 20th century. Today, however, many stand silent and deserted.
Rosey Prince’s fascination with landmarks is shown in her striking pictures of urban scenes. Shadowy petrol stations and looming tower blocks may not be universally significant, but they hold their own truth as landmarks we recognise every day.
In an ancient landscape steeped in folklore and myth, Britain and Ireland’s ruined cottages are romantic reminders of a pre-industrial age where life was tough but simple, though the tales of their inhabitants have long since faded away.
Welcome to our latest weekly link round-up of great content from our friends, partners and sites we follow. This eclectic mix covers bizarre architectural fails, stunning book carvings and even abandoned brothels – enjoy the tour!
Once New York City’s first municipal airfield, Floyd Bennett Field’s buildings are considered important examples of early aviation architecture. But despite their protected status, a number have fallen into disuse.
Another year is upon us and we’d like to wish all Urban Ghosts readers a very happy 2012 and take this opportunity to introduce the new-look site, which we’re excited to officially unveil as we move forward at full speed ahead.