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Fierce fighting during the Kosovo War of 1998 – 1999 saw many armoured vehicles destroyed and aircraft shot down, including this ill-fated Yugoslav MiG-29 fighter jet downed by NATO forces on March 27, 1999 outside the town of Ugljevik.
Welcome to Urban Ghosts’ first weekly round-up of articles we’ve enjoyed around the web. As part of an ongoing feature, this article will showcase interesting content from our partners and other sites we like.
Worth more than scrap! Unlike other abandoned vehicles, this vintage tractor and truck in Boulder, Colorado have weathered into earthy shades that compliment the rural landscape.
World Discoverer may not be the largest cruise ship wreck to haunt the ocean, but it’s certainly one of the most accessible. Reclining in Roderick Bay in the Solomon Islands, most of the ship is above water and has become something of a tourist attraction.
A decade ago the Western Metal Supply Co. building in San Diego was scheduled for demolition to make way for PETCO Park baseball stadium. But an inspired commitment to adaptive reuse saw the building incorporated into the final ballpark design.
From the outside, the Brunson Theater looks like any other Art Deco cinema that has fallen into disuse and decay. But the interior has been completely gutted and now looks more like an abandoned swimming pool than a movie theater.
We’ve explored miniature abandoned cities displayed amid real abandoned buildings. But street artist EVOL takes this concept to a whole new level, with these spectacular wall stencils inside a forgotten Dresden slaughterhouse.
The strikingly colourful suburb of Bo-Kaap in the South African city Cape Town is a historic blend of unique architecture and heritage. Today the former township clings to its Muslim roots after becoming one of Cape Town’s most sort-after areas.
Our cities are home to numerous abandoned music halls, ballrooms, theatres and movie palaces. In this article, we take a look at some of the most impressive forgotten entertainment venues, and their mysterious appeal.
You might think that ghost towns and abandoned villages are more closely associated with the Wild West than the British Isles. But the ghost village of Polphail in Scotland is a rare and fascinating exception.
In 2003 the BBC produced a docudrama about Seven Wonders of the Industrial World that changed the face of the modern civilisation during the Industrial Revolution. All but one remain in use to this day.
Gregory Crawford’s The Afterwords Archive, including his forthcoming book Fall Apart Park, is a soon-to-be-launched publishing company dedicated to the reinvention of abandoned buildings and places.
The pretty village of Brightling is the ideal English rural retreat. But for all its antiquated cottages, ancient church and village pub, Brightling’s most striking feature is arguably “The Pyramid” tomb of former resident “Mad Jack” Fuller.
A new satellite survey of Egypt has revealed 17 lost pyramids, 3,000 ancient settlements and more than 1,000 tombs. Scientists at the University of Alabama made the astounding discoveries using ultra-modern infra-red imaging techniques.
The world is full of mysterious abandoned buildings and places, from magnificent ancient ruins to the industrial and urban decay of more modern times. Here are 12 abandoned buildings that speak to our curiosity and drive us to explore.