• Ghostly Boeing 747 Captured on Google Earth

    Ghostly Boeing 747 Captured on Google Earth

    You may have heard stories about ghostly World War Two aircraft appearing alongside modern airliners and frightening the living daylights out of passengers. But now it seems that even Google Earth could be picking up the supernatural essence of a high tech bundle of nuts and bolts. Can you locate this ghostly Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet? Read on…

     
  • Six Lost American Air Bases in Britain

    Six Lost American Air Bases in Britain

    For a brief period in our history, the silence of eastern England’s picturesque counties was shattered by the dull rumble of piston engines. All day every day, these quiet farming communities were alive with the sound of war as British and American heavy bombers took off to rain havoc on targets in continental Europe. Many would never return. Here are the remnants of some American bases with very British names…

     
  • Gary, Indiana: 8 Amazing Abandonment Images

    Gary, Indiana: 8 Amazing Abandonment Images

    Gary, Indiana was built in 1906 around the new United States Steel Corporation plant, and named after chairman Elbert H. Gary. The elegance of early 20th century architecture is reflected in many of the city’s buildings. But this only serves to make Gary mysterious and somewhat bizarre – because many of these grand structures are rotting away in dereliction. Read more…

     
  • New York Subway’s Beautiful Abandoned City Hall Station

    New York Subway’s Beautiful Abandoned City Hall Station

    With a recent post delving into the murky underground tunnels of London, it seems only right to mention a true gem from another great city’s subterranea – New York City’s long closed City Hall subway station. From the very beginning, this station was envisioned to be the grand centrepiece of a new transport network, yet it has been largely deserted since 1945. Come in and see…

     
  • The Midget Submarines of Aberlady

    The Midget Submarines of Aberlady

    Aberlady Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty skirting the windswept Scottish coast, near the town of North Berwick. A walkers’ paradise and wildlife haven, few people know the history behind the only man-made objects to punctuate the sand at low tide, or their crucial role in sinking one of World War Two’s most formidable battleships.

     
  • Lost in Time: The Disused Kingsway Tram Subway

    Lost in Time: The Disused Kingsway Tram Subway

    Lurking deep beneath London is a labyrinth of tunnels incorporating underground railways, secret passages, drainage systems and subterranean chambers. The long-abandoned Kingsway Tram Subway is an elusive place that offers a unique glimpse into the past…

     
  • 13 Abandoned Theatres and Cinemas

    13 Abandoned Theatres and Cinemas

    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.

     
  • Stalin’s “Railway of Bones”

    Stalin’s “Railway of Bones”

    It was doomed to be an unfinished project that would claim almost 15,000 lives. Today the remains of Stalin’s vast railway, which was set to run within the Arctic Circle from Salekhard to Igarka, can be found rusting in the icy tundra. History would later remember it as the “railway of bones”.

     
  • Abandon All Hope: 4 Derelict Lunatic Asylums

    Abandon All Hope: 4 Derelict Lunatic Asylums

    It isn’t long since “lunatic asylums” were common-place in the world’s more advanced societies. The taboo of mental illness combined with a lack of understanding of the issue meant sufferers were often isolated from society for long periods – sometimes indefinitely. Take into account the horrifying conditions within and the terrifyingly institutional look of the buildings themselves, and entering the asylum must have evoked the inscription from Dante’s Inferno: Abandon all hope ye who enter…

     
  • Abandoned MiGs & Other Aircraft: Former Soviet Hardware From Iraq to Russia

    Abandoned MiGs & Other Aircraft: Former Soviet Hardware From Iraq to Russia

    “The Mig” and all the aircraft variants that name covers, has become a veritable icon of the Cold War. The vast number built by Russia over the last half century and heavily exported means that, while some remain airborne, others lie derelict or destroyed from Siberia to Iraq and beyond. Here are just a few that continue to languish on in various states of disrepair.

     
  • Chernobyl Rescue Operation: The Vehicle Graveyard

    Chernobyl Rescue Operation: The Vehicle Graveyard

    The Chernobyl disaster is widely believed to be the worst of its kind in the history of nuclear power. The nearby city of Pripyat, which was built to house the plant’s workers, has become a well known ghost town in the wake of the catastrophe. But what became of the scores of military vehicles – helicopters, fire engines and tanks – that fought the burning nuclear fuel spewing out of the remains of the station’s fourth reactor?

     
  • Urban Decay: 7 Abandoned Swimming Pools

    Urban Decay: 7 Abandoned Swimming Pools

    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.

     
 


 
 
 

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