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Strange beauty: The photographers capturing urban decay

<b>Photographers with an eye for decay are venturing into derelict buildings in the name of "urban exploration". But who are these intrepid hobbyists and why do they put themselves in danger for the sake of a picture?</b><p>It takes some imagination to look at a derelict building and see beauty in its broken …

West Yorkshire

The Ruins of Capitalism

Images of urban abandonment and decay produced by deindustrialization and disinvestment have become pervasive. And no city is pictured in books, …

Urbanism

Short film captures the ghostly magnificence of an abandoned psychiatric hospital

Project Senium aims to preserve the experience of “the most beautifully disturbing places”<p>Project Senium is, in its own words, "an effort to preserve the experience of some of the most beautifully disturbing places in the world in a cinematic short film." And its films, ranging from six-to-nine …

Horror

Chernobyl’s eerie desolation revealed by camera mounted on drone

British documentary maker Danny Cooke’s video Postcards from Pripyat, is first time area has been filmed from the air<p>A camera mounted on a drone has revealed the eerie post-apocalyptic landscape of a town abandoned after the nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded nearly three decades ago.<p>The …

This Traffic Jam Was Stuck In Belgian Forest For 70 Years

These spooky apocalyptic images are not a scene from “Walking Dead”, they were actually taken at one of the biggest car cemeteries in the world – the …

The heartbreaking tale of the Detroit Public Library's Mark Twain branch » MobyLives

The Mark Twain branch of the Detroit Public Library was demolished in 2011 after decades of neglect.<p>The <b>Mark Twain branch</b> of the <b>Detroit Public Library</b> …

Mark Twain

Ruin Lust – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate

Tate Britain Course<p>Every Fri, 7 Mar – 4 Apr 2014<p>Reading Ruins Led by writer Justin Hopper 7 March to 4 April 2014 at Tate Britain<p>Tate Modern …

Avant-garde architect builds "ultra ruin" in Taiwan jungle

Timber connections<p>To pay homage to the "ruined" state of the building, the decaying brick walls were left in place while modern timber insertions …

Distractify

Nazi massacre village Oradour-sur-Glane: where ghosts must live on

France fears for ruins of wartime atrocity – in which 642 died – that De Gaulle said should forever bear witness to brutality<p>Robert Hébras stepped carefully through the crumbled ruins of the village where he once lived. "There's the school bell still hanging up there, reminding me how I was always …

Mansion

Wednesday was a fitting day. My close friend Andrew Kerslake of Taiwan in Cycles had his first ride after recovering from a long period of problems, …

Detroit's Abandoned Ruins Are Captivating, But Are They Bad For Neighborhoods?

For some, Detroit is symbolized by hulking ruins like the Michigan Central Depot, a 100-year-old train station that's sat empty for decades and drawn everyone from artists to Herman Cain. The crumbling buildings in the city seem to have a certain pull: so many photographers have captured them over …

Abandoned Poconos Mountain Resort Photos Reveal Midcentury Decor, Heart-Shaped Hot Tubs And Wood Paneling (PHOTOS)

We're always in awe when we come across photos of dwellings that have been completely abandoned, leaving just a glimpse of the way people lived in another time.<p>The images that photographer Matt Hurst shared of the crumbling White Pines Resort in the Poconos is one such example. His breathtaking …

How to Photograph a Bankrupt City

The Ruins of Villa Epecuen

Back in the 1920s, a tourist village was established along the shore of Lago Epecuen, a salt lake some 600 kilometers southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The resort town, named Villa Epucuen, soon had a railroad station, and it thrived for several decades, peaking in the 1970s with a population …

Alien's Guide to the Ruins of Washington, D.C. Now At The Corcoran Gallery Of Art

WASHINGTON -- The aliens are coming, the aliens are coming!<p>Or, at least, they're coming in the next 10,000 years after human civilization has been wiped off the planet, according to history as depicted by artist Ellen Harvey's new exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.<p>"The Alien’s Guide to the …

Surreal Spaces Created Within Industrial Ruins

This outdoor dinner party table setting is not an unusually glamorous hobo encampment under a bridge, but the work of Ricardo Bofill who bought a …

Ruins of buildings left from NATO bombing of Belgrade, Serbia

Ruins from Belgrade bombing<p>When the bombs rained down on Belgrade in 1999, the city which had seen so much war in its life was suddenly in the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Submit your very best architectural works for a chance to be …

Architecture
Abandoned Buildings

Why Do So Many People Like Looking at Images of Women Committing Suicide?

Drawings, paintings, and photographs of dead young women have been popular for centuries.<p>This week, the shock-mongers at <i>Vice</i> are in trouble over a fashion spread depicting famous female writers who have committed suicide, <i>in the act of committing suicide</i>. There's Sylvia Plath kneeling before the …

San-Zhi - The Abandoned Pod Village in Taiwan

San Zhi, Taiwan is an abandoned vacation resort on the northern coast of Taiwan. It was built in the early 1980s, but construction of the futuristic …

Can You Spot the Trash Hidden Among These Roman Ruins?