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  • 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 Abandoned Side of Houston, Texas

    The Abandoned Side of Houston, Texas

    The Houston skyline reflects a glittering and modern city – the fourth-largest in America, a huge port, home to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and losing out on the most Fortune 500 companies within a city’s limits only to New York. It’s hard to imagine that this bustling metropolis has a forgotten side. Accent on Eclectic has captured this brilliantly…

     
  • Crumbling History: 8 Abandoned Churches

    Crumbling History: 8 Abandoned Churches

    Derelict churches are becoming increasingly abundant across the world for a multitude of reasons. But there urban decay bestows a mysterious atmosphere upon these places, and urban explorers become the unlikely members of their reinvented congregations.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Ever wondered what happens to a state of the art aircraft at the end of its useful service life? For those that don’t go on to museums, fate is often dealt out by the unforgiving arms and jagged claws of mechanical diggers. And while it’s a crying shame when it happens, it’s certainly an impressive sight to behold…

     
  • 5 Striking Abandoned Railway Stations

    5 Striking Abandoned Railway Stations

    Railway stations are often vast structures teeming with life, which makes them all the more fascinating when they’re left abandoned and forgotten. There are multiple reasons why such places fall into dereliction, from war and natural disaster to a shortage of the resources that many towns grew up around. Here are five awesome abandoned stations which illustrate this point…

     
  • “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.

     
  • 3 Abandoned Pleasure Piers in the UK

    3 Abandoned Pleasure Piers in the UK

    Once upon a time, pleasure piers were the jewel in the crown of Victorian seaside resorts. In the days before package holidays, these elegant structures reaching out into the bay were at the forefront of entertainment, with their fun fairs, ballrooms and cafes hosting hundreds, if not thousands of people, each day. Sadly, many have long since been demolished, while others cling to life dejected and abandoned. Here are some haunting examples…

     
  • 10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    10 Striking Images of Infrared Photography

    The first ever infrared photographs were published in the October 1910 edition of the Royal Photographic Society Journal to illustrate a paper by Robert W. Wood, who had discovered the unusual effects which became known as the “Wood Effect”. The end result, as you can see from this selection of mysterious images, is to give seemingly normal subject matter an enchanting, dreamlike appearance…

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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…

     
  • 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…

     
 


 
 
 

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