March 26, 2013Blog Archives
This sprawling abandoned Art Deco sanatorium in France proves that not all the isolation hospitals of yesteryear were bleak institutions – architecturally at least. Urban explorer RomanyWG takes a closer look.
Located close to Dhaka in Bangladesh, the ghost town of Panam City, or Panam Nagar, lies within Sonargaon, and was once an important trading centre at the end of the Grand Trunk Road.
Situated somewhere in Europe, urban explorer Urbex Maestro captured this striking series of photographs featuring a now abandoned gasometer dating to the turn of the 20th century.
The weekend is upon us and with it the opportunity to catch up on our reading over a nice cup of tea or coffee! Enjoy a range of diverse content from urban art and ghost towns to weirdly painted aircraft and more.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
The term “ghost station” has come to describe any abandoned or disused station on an underground railway system, but is particularly associated with Paris, where silent platforms and defunct tunnels abound.
Located near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, these abandoned cottages with their elaborate tiered gardens and stone privies mark the remains of Rhiwddolion.
The first time I saw Compania Maritima, I was surprised to find a hollow structure with beautiful arcs and balusters that made me wonder what the building used to be during its glory days.
During World War Two, hundreds of airfields were hastily constructed across the United Kingdom. Their remains are often still visible today as ghostly reminders on the landscape.