Urbex, Urban Art & More
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.
While the likes of Leonardo Da Vinci and Roger Penrose have demonstrated the potential of anamorphosis, Jonty Hurwitz’s incredible sculptures blur the distinction between art and science.
This abandoned Second World War pillbox is among several hidden in the sand dunes of Northumberland’s Embleton Bay. But it isn’t the only relic of war to be found along this stretch of heritage coastline.
The latest instalment of our weekly link round-up features creepy optical illusions, urban exploration, the flu through the ages, impressive laser weapons and more.
The ornate yet relatively unassuming exterior of Antwerp’s old Stock Exchange building hides a hidden treasure that has become a holy grail for urban explorers.
Berlin is known as the graffiti capital of Europe. In this article, Sophie Webb takes a look at three of the German city’s most prolific street artists – XOOOOX, Alias and Mein Lieber Prost.
One bombed-out ruin that has been positively reimagined for the postwar world is the church of St Dunstan-in-the-East in the City of London. Destroyed during the Blitz, it’s now a public garden.
Dan Barrasch and James Ramsey have proposed a mini utopia below the streets of Manhattan in the form of the ‘Lowline’, a repurposed streetcar depot abandoned since 1948.
In November 2003, the first component of the first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter prototype was manufactured. Ten years later, its troubled development remains ongoing. In this article we take a look at the F-35 production line in Fort Worth.
Plans to construct a £12 billion radioactive waste dump in Cumbria could be stymied as councils vote on the proposal this week amid mounting local opposition.
For visitors wanting an insight into Korean traditional life, the Bukchon Hanok Village, with its winding alleys and traditional ‘hanok’ homes, makes for an ideal outing.
This week’s link round-up from our friends, partners and sites we admire includes an abandoned insane asylum in Tuscany, air pollution in ancient Rome, offbeat bars in Austin and the cost of Ghana’s e-waste dump.
As seen in our popular feature 20 Spectacular Abandoned Mansions of the World, this beautiful abandoned house was built by Spanish settlers returning to Europe from the New World having made their fortunes.