Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration
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Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration
Exploring abandoned, ruined and derelict locations in urban, rural and industrial places. http://wreckyratbird.com
Curated by Laura Brown
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A night on the Paris rooftops | mylittleparis

A night on the Paris rooftops | mylittleparis | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it

He sipped champagne on the roof of the Trocadéro and partied on the top of the Pantheon. Meet Marcel, a passionate rooftop junky. 

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Decaying Red Telephone Boxes: Urban Ghosts Media

Decaying Red Telephone Boxes: Urban Ghosts Media | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The iconic red telephone box is as British as fish and chips and the Shipping Forecast, but many red kiosks have been abandoned in recent times.
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50 Stunning Photographs of Urban Decay

50 Stunning Photographs of Urban Decay | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it

A great selection of user-submitted examples of urban decay on http://www.sevenbyfive.net. Enjoy


Via Johann Barnard
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Showcase of Urban Decay Photography

Showcase of Urban Decay Photography | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Urban decay can serve as an excellent source of design inspiration for textured, grunge-style designs.
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Urbex: The Artists Guesthouse

Urbex: The Artists Guesthouse | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
An abandoned cottage in Norfolk. Lots of paintings were left behind here by
the former resident.

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Chernobyl, Pripyat and Kiev… | Long Road to Nowhere

Chernobyl, Pripyat and Kiev… | Long Road to Nowhere | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
Within the spread was an interview with a photographer in which he indicated a sort of Holy Grail for dereliction photography – the abandoned city of Pripyat, in the exclusion zone of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that blew up ...
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Stunning & Frightening Real Life Post-Apocalyptic Urban Decay Photography from Chernobyl

Stunning & Frightening Real Life Post-Apocalyptic Urban Decay Photography from Chernobyl | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
I thought this would fit the halloween season, and recently watched the latest Transformers movie, where they went to Chernobyl.

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Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: Bank Of Toronto at 205 Yonge Street

Toronto's Forgotten Landmarks: Bank Of Toronto at 205 Yonge Street | Modern Ruins, Decay and Urban Exploration | Scoop.it
The derelict Bank of Toronto at 205 Yonge Street had always struck me as an architectural anomaly. Built in 1905 of Lennox design, the austere neo-classical facade always seemed to me a sad symbol of modern decay.

 

Yonge street intervenes on a very telling conversation between 205 and its modern surroundings; it appears that the shadow of annihilation rests in and on every building, old and new alike. In a very Hegelian moment, Paul Virilio once noted that "you could say that architecture is nothing but the art of making ruins."

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