I’m going through a phase where I love abandoned buildings. And there are a lot of them around. They’ve got some strange romance about them. A lost time. A building that says, ‘I was once great, and now look at me. I wasn’t always like this. I used to mean something.’ It’s pretty humbling. Your home or workplace could be next.

Have a look at these galleries.

One on Urban Exploration. I like the spirit of this, a concept in this age where we’ve explored everything, there’s another dimension to investigate. Asylums, hostels, hospitals—areas that once provided a service.

Abandoned factories.

Endangered machinery, as pointed to from Boing Boing.

Gunkajima, Japan.

Abandoned stations of the London Underground.

And finally, Ghost Town, a motorcycle diary through Chernobyl. Amazing how the Soviet era is semi-preserved, untouched after all these years.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

4 replies on “Abandoned”

In which case I sense a revolution coming on…! A Preservation of Abandoned Buildings Society or something. In fact, I heard something on Radio 4 recently, about the abandoned architecture in London being featured in a book to celebrate such decaying structures. I’ll see if I can track that down.

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