Blog of the Week: WebUrbanist


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. Since that time, hardly a day has gone by when we haven’t visited this fascinating repository of “educational, inspirational and sensational works of creative visual culture from around the world.”

Enjoyed by around one million unique readers per month, WebUrbanist is the brainchild of Minneapolis-based architecture graduate Kurt Kohlstedt. Launched in June 2007, the site features one or two daily articles delivered by a small team of writers from around the world.


Not necessarily easy to categorise, WebUrbanist is essentially an all-encompassing urban magazine, spanning an eclectic mix of topics from conceptual/futuristic tech and guerilla marketing to public & institutional architecture, culture & cuisine, and urbex & parkour. One of the site’s most successful series of all time is without doubt the 7 Wonders of the World. Check it out; you may well be there for hours!

Other must-read articles and collectives include 100 Geek Artworks, 70 Unique Hotels and 50 Ocean Oddities. In addition, Urban Ghosts readers will love 24 Ghost Cities and 100 Abandonments. So whatever your specific interests happen to be, chances are there’ll be something for you at WebUrbanist. Your can also connect with them on Facebook, and check out Kurt’s personal website and blog here.

(Blog of the week is a column showcasing the best of the blogosphere. We already have a great line-up, but if there’s a blog you feel we should feature, please do get in touch!) 


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