Urbex, Urban Art & More
Old blue – and in some cases multicoloured – police boxes are a ubiquitous if often unnoticed fixture of the Edinburgh streetscene – like this “Police Box Art Gallery” in the city’s Old Town.
Matthew Christopher has been fascinated by abandoned places since childhood. But it wasn’t until researching the decline of the US state hospital system a decade ago that his passion for urban exploration was truly ignited.
A couple of weeks ago while wandering around our local abandoned railway station – Dalry Road in Edinburgh – I came across this strange image on the path. Any ideas what (if anything) it represents?
This forlorn platform is all that remains of Dalry Road station, located on the North Leith branch of the defunct Caledonian Railway in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Situated at Point of Ayr, the northernmost point of mainland Wales, the old Talacre lighthouse has become one of the area’s most photographed landmarks. Some also say it’s haunted…
In 1895 an accident occurred at the Parisian railway station Gare Montparnasse that has been referenced in art, education and pop culture throughout the 20th century. Here it’s recreated at Steam World in Brazil.
Façadism is the practice of maintaining the front walls of an historical building while demolishing its internal structure, roof and less notable external walls to make room for a newer building that satisfies modern demands.
Goodwin Sands off the southern coast of England has its fair share of shipwrecks. But two of the strangest were both called SS Mahratta, the second one sinking in 1939 and found settled on the wreck of the first.
Since the dawn of fiction, writers have loved creating their own cities, from Plato to Italo Calvino and Stephen King. Here are ten of the greatest fictional cities ever conceived.
These scenes of late ’80s carnage at Vic Berry’s Scrapyard in Leicester will send shivers down the spines of railway enthusiasts – withdrawn locomotives stacked in notorious ‘train pyramids’.
The Bowling Harbour boat graveyard on the River Clyde has been popular with urban explorers from Glasgow and the surrounding area since shipbuilding declined there in the mid 20th century.
Set in the side of a castle-topped hill, The Million Donkey Hotel is the puzzling name given to a collection of re-purposed structures in the older part of Prata Sannita, Italy.
The modern Penn Station is the utilitarian plaza beneath Madison Square Garden. But until 1963, the site was occupied by a Beaux-Arts masterpiece considered one of NYC’s most beautiful buildings.
These abandoned Russian-built fighter jets are part of an impressive MiG-23 graveyard at Joint Base Balad, a former Iraqi air force base located within the borders of the so-called Sunni Triangle.
Built in 1602 to connect the New Prison to the interrogation rooms of the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs was said to offer convicts one last view of beautiful Venice before imprisonment.