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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
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Secret War Tunnels Revealed Near Tokyo

Secret War Tunnels Revealed Near Tokyo | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
During the closing stages of the Second World War clandestine war tunnels were built for the Nakajima Aircraft Company to manufacture munitions.
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Japan’s dying Ceramic Land theme park | Michael John Grist

Japan’s dying Ceramic Land theme park | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
During Japan's real estate Bubble in the 1980's, theme parks were the investment to make. They couldn't fail. Sink millions into expensive construction, land,
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The death of Metabolism- the New Sky Biru | Michael John Grist

The death of Metabolism- the New Sky Biru | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The New Sky Building in Shinjuku belongs to the stable of architecture known as Metabolism, a 1970's movement in Japan to create utilitarian, utopian, bolt-on
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The exploded bust of Ferdinand Marcos | Michael John Grist

The exploded bust of Ferdinand Marcos | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
At the height of his power in the 1970's former president/dictator of the Philippines Ferdinand E. Marcos commissioned the construction of a 99-foot concrete
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Collapse: toppled apartment building in Shanghai | Michael John Grist

Collapse: toppled apartment building in Shanghai | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
A few months back (around July 2009) this block of apartments in the Minxing district of Shanghai toppled and fell on its side. It was one of many brand new
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The ruins of LOST | Michael John Grist

The ruins of LOST | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The TV show LOST is all about ruins.? The island itself is a living museum, a place where the relics of millennia-old statues rest side by side with downed
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The hotel one man dug out of solid rock #2 interior | Michael John Grist

The hotel one man dug out of solid rock #2 interior | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Takahashi Minekichi was a rural Japanese strawberry farmer with a vision. For 21 years he carved the beginnings of a grand hotel into the solid rock wall of a
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The Old Street Lamp

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The Old Street Lamp (1847)
by Hans Christian Andersen
DID you ever hear the story of the old street lamp? It is not remarkably interesting, but for once in a way you may as well listen to it.


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So today, some friends and I decided to go spelunking in an abandoned Titan I intercontinental ballistic missile (ICMB) silo in Deer Field, Co.

So today, some friends and I decided to go spelunking in an abandoned Titan I intercontinental ballistic missile (ICMB) silo in Deer Field, Co. | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Images of mildly interesting and vault 101 uploaded by uhhhnick
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Miguel Marquez Outside: Armchair plaque installed today.

Miguel Marquez Outside: Armchair plaque installed today. | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Armchair plaque installed today.
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Six NYC Ruins Loved and Lost

Six NYC Ruins Loved and Lost | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Photographer Will Ellis is the author of Abandoned NYC, which is out today. In conjunction with its publishing, he shares with Atlas Obscura some of his...
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Ruin of a century-old Japanese prison | Michael John Grist

Ruin of a century-old Japanese prison | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Kyu Nagasaki Prison was built in 1907, one of 5 `ultra-modern` Meiji-era prisons built throughout Japan. Its Victorian design is attributable to a research
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Nakagin Capsule Hotel Tower, Shimbashi | Michael John Grist

Nakagin Capsule Hotel Tower, Shimbashi | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Nakagin Capsule Hotel Tower in Shimbashi was the first of its kind in the world; a wholly modular building comprised of a concrete stack with latch-points
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Hiroshima A-bomb dome | Michael John Grist

Hiroshima A-bomb dome | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
At 8:15 on August 6 1945 the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare detonated over Hiroshima, obliterating the city within a 1.5 mile radius and killing
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Skeletal hotels on the Sinai Peninsula | Michael John Grist

Skeletal hotels on the Sinai Peninsula | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Middle East was the cradle of civilization, once lush and verdant lands ravaged by over-farming, over-population, and ensuing desertification. Modern cities
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Ruins of the Statue of Liberty | Michael John Grist

Ruins of the Statue of Liberty | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Statue of Liberty is an icon, a beacon-fire at America`s shore calling out to all and sundry- `come on in, there`s plenty of room!` To destroy her is to
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The hotel one man dug out of solid rock #1 exterior | Michael John Grist

The hotel one man dug out of solid rock #1 exterior | Michael John Grist | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Gan Kutsu Cliff Face Hotel in Saitama is the relic of a dream, one man's vision to carve out a massive hotel in the sheer rock face, working alone with only
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The Yoshimi Gan Kutsu Hotel: An Unrealized Dream

The Yoshimi Gan Kutsu Hotel: An Unrealized Dream | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Yoshimi Gan Kutsu Hotel in Saitama Prefecture was chiselled out by Takahashi Minekichi a local strawberry farmer over 21 years.
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Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It

Cincinnati Built a Subway System 100 Years Ago–But Never Used It | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Interstate 75 slices the city of Cincinnati in half like an orange. On one side is the city’s Catholic working class west, while the east side is favored by...
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Shasta Lake Ruins and Train Tunnel Exploration - YouTube

Hello, my name is Annie! I have a love for the Paranormal and anything strange and unusual. I enjoy keeping a log of all my paranormal and strange experience...
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Humorous Street Signs and Other Contextual Street Art Interventions by Michael Pederson

Humorous Street Signs and Other Contextual Street Art Interventions by Michael Pederson | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Across the urban cityscape of Sydney, in parks, suburban streets, and industrial zones, you're likely to encounter a plethora of signs and placards while going about your day: warnings, traffic regulations, helpful guides, and city services. But, look closer, and you might find an interventi
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Historic County Jail Buildings

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San Saba County Jail

Built in 1884, the jail is the oldest continuously operating jail in the United States. It was built of native blue limestone in an Italianate style.
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Uncanny Volley: 15 Abandoned Tennis Courts & Clubs

Uncanny Volley: 15 Abandoned Tennis Courts & Clubs | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Shed no racket tears for these abandoned tennis courts as there's no bawls in tennis... OK, that's out of line but these courts ARE out of service.
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