• Lost Villages and Shipwrecks on Scotland’s Mysterious Islands

    Lost Villages and Shipwrecks on Scotland’s Mysterious Islands

    For thousands of years, human beings have successfully adapted to their environments and coped with some of the toughest challenges that nature could throw their way. But some places are just so wild that after several millennia, hardy settlers have little choice but to abandon their homes. As such, the lonely islands off the north west coast of Scotland are a swirling mixture of windswept grasslands, craggy sea stacks, shipwrecks and abandoned settlements.

     
  • Bigger and Better: Urban Ghosts in 2010

    Bigger and Better: Urban Ghosts in 2010

    Hello everyone and thanks once again for stopping by! Before I get started, please accept my apologies for the lack of new content over the last week. I’ve been plotting, planning and strategising the future of Urban Ghosts Media, and an exciting new course for 2010! Read on…

     
  • Abandoned Antarctica: South Georgia Island

    Abandoned Antarctica: South Georgia Island

    South Georgia Island emerges from the ocean just north of Antarctica, making it one of the most isolated and inhospitable places on Earth. With no native population whatsoever, it’s little wonder the island’s abandoned settlements and ships remain as they were when the last whalers moved out – albeit rusting and slightly mysterious hulks of their former selves.

     
  • The Monastery of Sant Cugat

    The Monastery of Sant Cugat

    In photography, there’s no denying that having a good subject certainly helps. But skill with a lens will elevate that subject to new heights. In this series of pictures, Reinante El Pintor de Fuego captures the Monastery of Sant Cugat in Catalonia with exquisite results.

     
  • “Scariest Places on Earth”: The Paris Catacombs

    “Scariest Places on Earth”: The Paris Catacombs

    For urban explorers, few places are more coveted than the Catacombs of Paris. Long sealed off to the public, these harrowing subterranean chambers house an 18th century cemetery – essentially an anonymous mass grave. Beyond this, a labyrinth of tunnels extends for 280km beneath Paris in a network of disused stone mines and galleries.

     
  • Drinking with Kings: 5 Fantastic Medieval Pubs

    Drinking with Kings: 5 Fantastic Medieval Pubs

    As many people know, the local pub is the cornerstone of British culture. Not only that, the country itself is rather old, meaning you can pop for a pint at establishments formerly visited by the likes of King Richard the Lionheart and Oliver Cromwell. Here is an assortment of medieval ale houses to whet your appetite as we near the weekend.

     
  • San Francisco’s Stunningly Overgrown Palace of Fine Arts

    San Francisco’s Stunningly Overgrown Palace of Fine Arts

    After a week in the California desert with almost zero internet connection, and a brief trip to San Francisco, I’m relieved to finally be back at the computer! It was a longer haitus than expected and I don’t plan on allowing a similar amount of time to elapse between articles in future, but I did manage to get a few cool pics of one of San Fran’s most impressive landmarks. Check it out…

     
  • 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…

     
  • 5 of the World’s Most Imposing Statues

    5 of the World’s Most Imposing Statues

    It’s not every day you come across sculptures that make the Statue of Liberty look small. But in more recent years dozens of immense statues have shot up all over the world demonstrating that – whatever their inherent symbolism – size does matter. Here is a selection of the most gigantic and awe inspiring effigies on the planet.

     
  • 3 of America’s Most Haunted Places

    3 of America’s Most Haunted Places

    The fearsome reputations surrounding certain historic – and often abandoned – places mean it doesn’t need to be Halloween for ghosts and ghouls to come crawling out of the woodwork. These three venues, where the spirits of the dead reportedly run riot in a ghastly ghostly carnival, might offer the more supernaturally minded among you some ideas for where to explore – or to stay well away from…

     
 


 
 
 

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