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Military aircraft wrecks, especially those lingering from World War Two, are fascinating historical reminders of times of conflict and sacrifice. This article looks at 3 remarkably intact B-17 bombers in Papua New Guinea.
We said we’d keep you updated and – it’s official – the Melville Bar in Edinburgh’s West End will reopen on February 8, 2013.
The former passenger liner and car ferry Duke of Lancaster has been beached near Mostyn in Wales since 1979. The exterior may look a bit tired, but the ship has many friends and remains at the centre of ongoing preservation efforts.
To the uninitiated and non-Spanish speakers amongst us, these words may have little meaning. And yet to anyone who’s completed one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages, the mention of El Camino de Santiago is enough to stir up a plethora of emotions.
As the website points out: “Environmental Graffiti is an eclectic mix of the most bizarre, funny and interesting environmental news on the planet.” Find out more about this great blog!
The Valley of the Mills is a popular tourist destination in the Italian town of Sorrento, formed by an earthquake that shook the Mediterranean around 35,000 years ago and home to a ruined flour mill.
The Paris Metro’s ghost stations include a plethora of defunct subterranean platforms that have been closed for various reasons over the decades. But Porte Molitor and Haxo are abandoned stations with a twist. Find out why!
To the side of Three Notch Road in Lexington Park, Maryland, is the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, home of two retired technology demonstrator aircraft that competed in the Joint Strike Fighter competition.
The Manchester and Salford Junction Canal has been closed for ninety years and was originally built to provide a direct waterway between the Rochdale Canal with the River Irwell.
Repurposing, which means to use a building for something other than its original purpose, has been an unlikely tradition in Amsterdam since the 1960s.
A quick Google search revealed how old boats filled with plants and flowers have become a common feature of Scotland’s Fife coast. Check out this one at Elie and Earlsferry.
The Groom Lake air base in Nevada, popularly known as Area 51, has been used to test top secret aircraft for decades. Some have even been buried at the site, and there’s evidence that many more unacknowledged projects rest deep beneath the ground.
The coming year is set to be an exciting one for Urban Ghosts. As we move into 2013, we wanted to take a quick look back at a selection of articles that helped make 2012 our best year so far.
The Melville Bar in Edinburgh’s West End has been closed for several months, conspicuous by its silence alongside two other thriving pubs, Bert’s Bar and Teuchters. But is it set to reopen?
I wasn’t expecting to find battle-hardened antiques lying around my parents’ kitchen, but this year I finally discovered that the metal plates they use to keep food warm were present at the Battle of Passchendaele.