• The Road to Bagram

    The Road to Bagram

    The road to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan is littered with the spoils of war, most of it now completely destroyed. The desert floor abounds with the wreckage of Soviet era military equipment, including tanks and other armoured vehicles.

     
  • Exploring Mysterious Abandoned Mansions

    Exploring Mysterious Abandoned Mansions

    Many of us would jump at the opportunity to live in a period property. The thought of reclaiming the character intrinsic within those old features and integrating it into a modern living space is irresistable, barring the price tag of course! Here’s a small selection of some very fine yet derelict mansions. If money were no object, how would you fancy taking on one of these as a renovation project?

     
  • The Abandoned City of Pripyat

    The Abandoned City of Pripyat

    As seen in this earlier post, there are numerous reasons why settlements become deserted and are reduced to ghost towns. Depletion of natural resources, surplus industry and lawlessness have all contributed to settlers uprooting themselves and their families and moving on. But sometimes disasters on an unprecedented scale can lead to larger urban areas – even whole cities – being abandoned.

     
  • Images of Abandoned RAF Binbrook

    Images of Abandoned RAF Binbrook

    For those who enjoyed the article several days ago about the former RAF base at Binbrook and the associated mystery that surrounds it, here are some photographs of the disused base, taken yesterday!  While the […]

     
  • Deserted Wartime Airfields and Bases of the UK

    Deserted Wartime Airfields and Bases of the UK

    The UK is littered with deserted air bases, lonely yet poignant reminders of a time when Europe was torn apart by war. Even today their giant forms can still be seen from the air, hiding in the long grass of rural Britain.

     
  • A Visual Exploration (and Brief History) of Abandoned Cinemas

    A Visual Exploration (and Brief History) of Abandoned Cinemas

    There’s something fascinating about abandoned cinemas, built to thrill large audiences, but left silent and forgotten. Many were demolished after the advent of television and some adapted for other uses. The most fascinating are those that linger on intact behind locked doors, frozen in the margins of existence.

     
  • The A1 Lightning: Britain’s Most Famous Derelict Fighter Plane

    The A1 Lightning: Britain’s Most Famous Derelict Fighter Plane

    Famous landmarks like the Angel of the North and Durham cathedral are well known sights to drivers on the A1. But few would expect a derelict Cold War fighter plane to have found a place amongst the giants of art and architecture. Once the workhorse of British air defence against the Soviet Union during the 1960s and ’70s, the rusting hulk now stands more as a testament to the ravages of time and vandalism.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
 


 
 
 

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