September 10, 2012Blog Archives
Have you ever wandered past an abandoned doorway and wondered what lurks behind it? This article features 30 stirring urbex photos and dilapidated doors and links to what lies beyond.
If one city could hold the title of Urban Decay Capital of the World, it would be Detroit. These abandoned homes are, in many cases, the last houses standing in largely cleared neighbourhoods.
Even thriving communities are plagued by potholes that local authorities never seem to fix. Enter pothole gardener Steve Wheen, who puts a decidedly floral spin on the concept of urban interventionism.
When urban explorer Samuel Marshall came across an unassuming pillbox in a French forest, he was amazed to find that it led to an abandoned underground bunker five storeys deep, complete with military vehicles.
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.
Ghost stations and abandoned subways are often considered the holy grail of urban exploration. Some subway stations have been closed for so long that talk of them has become urban legend. This article examines nine of these fascinating abandonments.
Contrary to what is displayed on the canopy outside, Gary’s abandoned Palace Theatre never hosted the Jackson Five, but that doesn’t make it any less spectacular. In this series of photographs, we take a look inside this magnificent abandoned building.
Are you fascinated by forgotten places but not quite sure why? In this article, Thomas Slatin explains how taking photos of abandoned places can improve and build other photographic skills, and in doing so partly explains the strange visual appeal of urban decay.
Detroit was once a boom town accounting for one of the largest collections of architecturally inspired buildings in America – impressive structures that still stand today, albeit gutted skeletons of their former selves.
Today, August 20th, is the one year anniversary of Urban Ghosts Media! I’d like to thank everyone who has helped grow this small hobby blog into a publication serving between 1,000 – 2,000 readers each day, and growing. To celebrate, here are 10 of the most popular articles of the last 12 months.
The answer is highly subjective, but many urban explorers and those fascinated by hidden history would say “yes”. Smashing Magazine explores the subject of urban decay in a fantastic must-see photo essay, while this collection of 42 stunning images should help you decide. Please let us know what you think!
Belgium is a beautiful country full of picturesque little villages and quaint medieval towns. It is also home to the European Union. But there is an underbelly of urban decay that eludes the cultural fanfare and escapes a mention in the Lonely Planet. This article explores some of Belgium’s urban and industrial abandonments.
Our normal daily routines take us past scores of abandoned places. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that anything exists on the other side of the walls…
Of all the abandoned buildings popular with urban explorers, theatres and cinemas are among the most coveted. As we’ve discussed previously, seeing a derelict cinema from the inside is like travelling back through time. Historically infused with generations of pleasure and enjoyment, it’s strange to consider how these old playhouses and picture palaces today linger on behind locked doors. Here are 13 great images to peak your curiosity and spur your imagination.
Urban decay is often at its most poignant in former recreational buildings, such as old cinemas. Abandoned swimming baths also have a unique character to them, often with ornate tiling and elaborate iron work decorating their balconies and staircases. Designed to offer a touch of elegance, stepping inside is like travelling through time.