February 23, 2013Blog Archives
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
Like Victorian-era insane asylums and sanatoriums, poorhouses were feared institutions offering shelter and employment for those unable to support themselves – but it was a bleak existence.
Part 3 of our weekly link round-up from our friends, partners and sites we admire takes us from the UK to Russia, the US and Mexico.
Urban Ghosts is thrilled to have spoken to British urban explorer Phill.d, who has spent the last six years documenting many of northern England’s most endangered, historic and forgotten structures.
In the early 1970s, Charles Simonds (born 1945 in New York) began creating tiny primitive settlements for an ancient race of nomadic ‘Little People’, who have long since disappeared.
Surrounding a 1960s housing estate in the Lodge Moor area of Sheffield is a wall that clearly dates to an earlier time. Its original purpose is revealed by a brass plaque on a stone gate post that reads…
Ever since the haunted ruins and Gothic scenes photographed by the late Sir Simon Marsden, urban explorers have been driven to document historic abandoned places across the world. But why?
Briefly mentioned in our previous article 7 of the World’s most Overgrown Churches, this odd structure consumed by foliage is actually the remains of the parish church of St Remigius.
With a majority of the world now being accessible by traveller’s package deals, North Korea maintains its doors-shut-tight approach to allowing foreigners in.
Welcome to Part 2 of our latest installment of the popular weekly link round-up compiled from the best content of our friends, partners and sites we admire.