• Intriguing Wild West Ghost Towns

    Intriguing Wild West Ghost Towns

    Ghost towns abound across the world but seldom are they more intriguing than in western United States, where former mining towns played host to the pioneers of their day. Other towns grew up around the railroad, as civilisation gradually spread from the eastern seaboard to the Wild West. Reasons for their abandonments are wide and varied, from the inherent lawlessness of the era to the depletion of natural resources. Whatever the reasons, ghost towns provide a fascinating glance into our history.

     
  • Great Industrial Pubs of Sheffield, UK

    Great Industrial Pubs of Sheffield, UK

    Back in the glory days of manufacturing and heavy industry, that timeless beacon of Britishness – the pub – served not only residential communities but industrial areas too. Pubs catered to factory workers and became important meeting places for factory bosses. The constant supply of people filtering through these watering holes ensured a prosperous trade. Today, few of these pubs remain. But some have managed to hang on, be it by their finger tips or with new leases of life.

     
  • Derelict: Manchester Mayfield Railway Station

    Derelict: Manchester Mayfield Railway Station

    Railways became an fundamental means of transport following the Industrial Revolution and played a major role in the expanding British Empire. Victorian pioneers like Isambard Kingdom Brunel were instrumental in ensuring their development and before long, railways began to connect distant corners of the world.

     
  • Famous Landmark: The Angel of the North

    Famous Landmark: The Angel of the North

    Since its completion in the winter of 1998, the Angel of the North has become one of northern England’s most iconic landmarks. Towering high above the A1 motorway adjacent to Gateshead, the 200 ton statue was designed by internationally renowned sculptor Antony Gormley, who has created a number of works inspired by the human body.

     
 
 

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