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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://wreckyratbird.com
Curated by Laura Brown
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Tweet from @DarylLang

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Photos from a bike ride yesterday to the abandoned Nike nuclear missile site at Fort Tilden. My 3rd try finding it.

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Disappearing #London

Suggs interviews photographer Terence Nunn.

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 3, 7:59 AM
Sad to see so much of old London disappear almost on a daily basis these days. Some places about to be demolished dont hit the headlines and might get overlooked Which is why the people who record  and "save" humbler buildings are to be praised and remembered in their own right. Great job! 
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Sutton House, Hackney: A Tudor house with intriguing secrets

Sutton House, Hackney: A Tudor house with intriguing secrets | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
I couldn't resist a visit to Sutton House in Hackney to learn more about its creator — Sir Ralph Sadleir, councillor to Henry VIII and protégé of Thomas Cromwell — and discover some of the secrets hidden within it

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, June 5, 5:48 AM
With thanks to A Peace Of London for an informative post on Sutton House. I like her style! If it's peace and quiet you are after in interesting surroundings here in London, do check out her blog.
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Abandoned Relics of the Past in Roscoe, Nebraska

Abandoned Relics of the Past in Roscoe, Nebraska | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Exploring historic abandoned buildings in the rural town of Roscoe, Nebraska and their obscure histories.

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Exploring historic abandoned buildings in the rural town of Roscoe, Nebraska and their obscure histories.
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Saving a 220-Year-Old Eagle, the Oldest Military Sculpture in the US

Saving a 220-Year-Old Eagle, the Oldest Military Sculpture in the US | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
One of the oldest locally-carved sculptures in New York City has weathered two centuries out on Governors Island in the New York Harbor. The sandstone eagle up on the monumental arch to Fort Jay dates to the 1790s, and is currently the focus
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Abandoned America: Photographer captures haunting images of rusting steel works, crumbling schools and empty factories of a once-great superpower

Abandoned America: Photographer captures haunting images of rusting steel works, crumbling schools and empty factories of a once-great superpower | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The images, taken by Matthew Christopher, who lives in Philadelphia, New Jersey, show a variety of empty buildings in various states of decay.
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Idiots Climb the Eiffel Tower for Shits and Giggles

Idiots Climb the Eiffel Tower for Shits and Giggles | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Eiffel Tower is the most famous and one of the most heavily-guarded structures in Paris. For a fee you can hang out inside of it, but its upper reaches are not legally accessible to the public. So three Russian daredevils decided to scale it anyway, without safety equipment, while being filmed by a drone. Go big or go home, as they say.
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Exploring 10 Abandoned Breweries of the World

Exploring 10 Abandoned Breweries of the World | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
There's no denying the enduring popularity of beer. But with so much choice, it's perhaps no wonder that there are so many abandoned breweries dotted around the planet. Once dedicated to hedonism, they now stand silent.
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An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon A Really Cool Star Wars Location

An Urban Explorer Group Stumbled Upon A Really Cool Star Wars Location | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Oblivion State is a British urban exploration forum, and several of its members came across a really exciting find: the Millennium Falcon film set for the upcoming eighth Star Wars film.
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Manchester's lost horizons: the futuristic city that never was

Manchester's lost horizons: the futuristic city that never was | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Amid the postwar rubble, designers dreamed of a gleaming powerhouse of moving platforms, monorails and highways in the sky.
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Urban Exploration in Sheffield (VIDEO) - Urban Ghosts

Urban Exploration in Sheffield (VIDEO) - Urban Ghosts | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
This short YouTube documentary follows a group of young filmmakers as they explore urban exploration in Sheffield, the UK's northern 'Steel City'.
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6 Abandoned Aquariums

6 Abandoned Aquariums | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Perhaps the association with childhood is one of the things that makes aquariums feel so forlorn when things go wrong.
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Street Furniture

Street Furniture | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
It may not be an official name, but street furniture is a good name for all the items and objects which make up a city street. Do you notice the: street signs street lights traffic barriers traffic…
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SECRET LONDON / Trivia / Street Furniture

SECRET LONDON / Trivia / Street Furniture | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

"The first telephone boxes, a porter’s rest from 1861 or a street lamp powered by sewage - just a few of the things we can walk past every day in London without often noticing them."



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3D-Rendered Visions of Dystopia, Inspired by the Housing Market Crash

3D-Rendered Visions of Dystopia, Inspired by the Housing Market Crash | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA — Up the stairs on the second floor of Locks Gallery, you’ll find an exhibition of landscapes. These aren’t the boring, pastoral, plein air landscapes you’ll find for sale in droves up the street in Old City. These landscapes
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Nuclear Tourism: Exploring the Unfinished Chernobyl Reactors

Nuclear Tourism: Exploring the Unfinished Chernobyl Reactors | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Contemplating 'disaster tourism' inside Reactors 5 & 6 of the Chernobyl Power Plant.
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Wayfinding through Ruins and Castles in a Governors Island Art Intervention

Wayfinding through Ruins and Castles in a Governors Island Art Intervention | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
It’s unlikely you’d notice any of the art in Governors Island’s Visitors without a map, as it’s hiding in an abandoned swimming pool, a nondescript rock in a fortress, and those hulking billboards urban eyes are trained to ignore. Some of the
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Restoration of the Steele Mansion

Restoration of the Steele Mansion | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Come 2016, the mansion has been brought to an entirely new life and light. Thanks to the work of many teams, friends and family under the care of Arthur and Carol Shamakian, the Steele Mansion has been carefully pieced back to its former glory and opened a world of history to those interested enough to…
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Neighborhood Unknowingly Destroys "Iconic" Earthquake Science Spot

Neighborhood Unknowingly Destroys "Iconic" Earthquake Science Spot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
This shifting curb kept track of a California fault
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The vintage neon signs of urban America – in pictures

The vintage neon signs of urban America – in pictures | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
In her Analog Streets project, photographer Lisa Guerriero scours US cities for faded remnants of Americana – from ice cream parlours to sleepy motels
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Places Journal Explores the Past, Present and Future of Urban Skyways

Places Journal Explores the Past, Present and Future of Urban Skyways | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
When hearing the word “skybridge” or “elevated walkway,” what often comes to mind is a narrow, glassed-in pathway perhaps crossing between tw
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Why Did The U.S. Let Highways Ruin Its Cities, And How Can We Fix It?

Why Did The U.S. Let Highways Ruin Its Cities, And How Can We Fix It? | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
An exploration of the history of America's misguided urban highway buildingand how it is starting to change.
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The hauntingly beautiful abandoned buildings where time stands still

The hauntingly beautiful abandoned buildings where time stands still | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Romain Veillon, 32, from Paris, has spent four years travelling across Europe and to countries in Africa and South America to photograph abandoned buildings for his new book, Ask the Dust.
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French Artist Builds Illegal Secret Installations Beneath Paris | The Creators Project

Radouan Zeghidour is an urban explorer leaving his mark on underground Paris.
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