Urbex, Urban Art & More
Not only is the Kent Battle of Britain Museum the oldest and largest collection of Battle of Britain artefacts in the UK, it also boasts an unusual collection of aircraft mock-ups used during the making of the epic 1969 film.
St Peter’s Seminary near Cardross, Scotland, was a Roman Catholic educational institution opened in 1966 by the Archdiocese of Glasgow. The building’s function as a college ended in 1980 and it’s been abandoned ever since.
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Over the course of many centuries, countless things are lost. Books, ideas, buried kings – even entire cities. Whole capitals have vanished without a trace, leaving only rumours and contradictory accounts in books.
Designed by the quirky and modernist architect Piers Gough (who designed many of the Canary Wharf buildings) in 1993, this half-toilet half-florist was commissioned by local resident John Scott
For almost a year, from February to December 1916, fierce fighting on hilly terrain north of Verdun-sur-Meuse transformed the landscape forever and became one of the most devastating battles in history.
We’ve all seen post-apocalyptic visions of the end of the world, from disaster art to cities devoid of life. Now, artist James Chadderton has brought the apocalypse to England, laying waste to the great northern city of Manchester.
Firefox: no, not Mozilla! We’re talking about the fictional Soviet MiG-31 super fighter stolen by Mitchell Gant (Clint Eastwood), in the film adaptation of Craig Thomas’ 1977 novel.
In our latest bid to pay homage to Britain’s iconic red telephone boxes, we thought we’d point you toward this article by Londonist featuring a kiosk that’s become an unofficial shrine to Sherlock Holmes.
The Wuppertal Northern Railway in Germany was closed in the late 1990s. Since then, groups have looked for exciting new ways to engage the space. Enter street artist MEGX, creator of this unique ‘LEGO’ bridge.
If you visit the city of Chemnitz in the German Free State of Saxony, your first impression is going to be distinctly Soviet. Journalist and urban explorer Seamus Murphy takes a closer look.
This week’s link round-up from our online friends and those we admire includes weird and wonderful flying cars, abandoned power stations, conspiracy theories and voodoo.
Overlooking a massive gorge and rope-bridged river, Phugtal Monastery is situated on a sheer cliff face in the Ladakh Himalaya in Zanskar, northern India.
When we launched Urban Ghosts in 2009 and wanted to see what was already out there, a quick Google search for “abandoned places” revealed the brilliant WebUrbanist.
They were both lethal killers, but the Predator’s warrior-like sense of fair play arguably made the Alien a more ruthless adversary. Here, though, the two space monsters engage in friendly rivalry like never before.