Ghost Towns Around the World

By Derek Evans | Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities from across the globe.

12 incredible abandoned places in Philly - Curbed Philly

Given Philly’s long history, it’s no wonder that there are countless buildings out there that make folks stop and ask, “What <i>is</i> that building?” Chances are, it’s an old warehouse that once thrived during the city’s industrial boom, or maybe it’s one of Philly’s many monstrous power plants.<p>Regardless …

Urban Planning

17 stunning photos that show what the radioactive area around Chernobyl looks like more than 30 years after the explosion

On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release 10 times bigger than the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station inside the Soviet Union. It would go down in history as one of the worst disasters of its kind.<p>The explosion blasted radioactive gas and dust into the air, and …

Nuclear Energy

Photographer documents abandoned places in Fukushima in this devastating photo series

The very thought of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster can bring tears to your eyes. It’s been more than six years since this event, and consequences …

Photography

These 5 Trails In Massachusetts Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins

These ruins may look like the remains of an ancient castle, but the Eyrie House was actually an 19th-century hotel. Located on Mount Nonotuck, the …

Trails

Abandoned churches in all their ruined glory

Roman Robroek takes beautiful photos at abandoned sites all over Europe, including the thousands of abandoned churches across the continent as much …

Urban

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Urban Planning

New Zealand tour will take you down an abandoned rail line in a golf cart

There isn’t much left of the towns once kept alive by nearby coal mines and sawmills, but that’s part of the tour’s charm.

Golf

Eerie Abandoned Places In Germany: Explore At Your Own Risk

From abandoned hospitals to deserted amusement parks and Olympic villages, we've rounded up the best eerie sites in Germany worth exploring.

Travel

Eerie images of abandoned aircraft

Aviation

A Forgotten Piece Of African-American History On The Great Plains

Blink while driving on Highway 34, east of Greeley, Colo., and you might miss the former town of Dearfield.<p>All that's left of the once-thriving town on Colorado's eastern plains are a rundown gas station, a partially collapsed lunch counter and a former lodge. They are the only indication that …

History

Abandoned & overgrown in Pa.: 16 strange spots from theme parks to trolley graveyards

The march of time has left behind a number of abandoned and overgrown places all throughout Pennsylvania, from industrial sites to old hospitals and …

Travel

21 Eerie Images Of Abandoned Places That Will Give You The Creeps

A lot of haunted houses will try to capture the aesthetic of an abandoned building for their scares, but in reality an abandoned place has a more …

Exploring the Thumb - Abandoned Places

Abandoned places are truly interesting. I love the way that nature always wins the fight against man-made things. This trip, we traveled to the …

Ghost Towns

We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To South Carolina's Most Abandoned Places

So what are you waiting for? Round up the troops and let's get this road trip party started! First stop: a former luxurious mansion that'll soon be …

Ghost Towns

Abandoned house keept intact for years

An abandoned house in Wales<p>Who does not like abandoned houses? The theme always arouses the attention of the most curious, but it is also proof that …

Ghost Towns

Colesbukta; Eerie Ghost town in Svalbard

<b>The small convoy of snowmobiles weaved its way through a winding snow valley and rattled along the icy trails across a frozen fjord, until the first</b> …

Freemasonry Forsaken: 16 Abandoned Masonic Lodges, Temples & Halls

<i>(Image: Maria Wallin; abandoned Masonic Lodge buildings, temples and halls)</i><p>We’ve all heard of freemasonry. Some of us may even be Freemasons …

Architecture

8 of Europe’s most haunting ghost towns | Travel Feature

Abandoned buildings with crumbling walls. Deserted streets. Eerie silence. Scattered across Europe are a number of once-bustling towns that are now …

Freeskiing through a ghost town is hauntingly beautiful; video

As you might have heard, it has been an epic season for snowfall in the western United States, with many resorts setting records for their highest …

26 magical lost cities that you really can visit

Picher, Oklahoma: The Story Behind America's Creepiest Ghost Town

Picher, Okla. was once a quaint little mining community. The town, which sits just a quarter mile off of Route 66, was the national center of lead …

Country Lifestyle

Urbex - Abandoned Castle (HU)

Eerie ghost towns around the world

A mining town reclaimed by the desert, or a village that had to be evacuated due to a man-made catastrophe- ghost towns certainly have a creepy atmosphere. Some even draw thousands of curious tourists every year.

10 Surviving Military Relics of World War Two - Urban Ghosts

As we’ve demonstrated time and again on this blog, our planet is littered with the remarkable remains of a conflict that ended over seven decades …

World War II

Abandoned Observatories: 13 Defunct Astronomical Institutions

<i>(Exploring the world’s abandoned observatories and astronomical institutions)</i><p>We’ve documented a wealth of derelict radar stations and forgotten …

Ghost Towns

The Things You'll See In These 6 Texas Ghost Towns Will Haunt Your Dreams

<!–/ccfic–><p>Broken windows, discarded furniture and the empty shells of buildings are the tell-tale signs of a town long forgotten by its former …

The Story Of This Abandoned Town In Utah Will Break Your Heart

Click here for the interactive map, which will allow you to find directions to Cisco from your home.<p>It sure looks lonely out there, doesn't it?<p>Back …

A Road Trip to Death Valley: Salt Flats, Chilly Nights and Kitsch

The desert, I learned, became very cold after dark. I already knew this (in theory, at least), but I wasn’t prepared for it to happen so quickly. The temperature in Death Valley National Park had plunged to a chilly 40 degrees from 75 seemingly instantaneously, and I was mentally kicking myself for …

Road Trips

Where to Find the Mojave's Greatest Ghost Towns

California has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to ghost towns, thanks to not only the Gold Rush but also to mining for other metals and …