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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://wreckyratbird.com
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From Defense to Desperation, Why There Is a Hidden World of Underground Cities

From Defense to Desperation, Why There Is a Hidden World of Underground Cities | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The history of underground cities is a complex and meandering one, ranging from the Ancient Era in the Middle East and Europe to those sunk during the height...
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beauty of abandoned buildings

beauty of abandoned buildings | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Photographer David de Rueda took a six-week trip through nine different countries Capturing the beauty of abandoned buildings that have not been seen in years. ^_^.. WWOOOOWWWw
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The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops

The strange and beautiful world of Soviet bus stops | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
By now you've probably heard about "Burning Man" - the flamboyant art festival in the middle of the desert. I love the idea of this event and every year I look at the pictures of the weird and wonderful creations. So after seeing the images below for a split second I thought there were taken in Nevada's desert during "Burning Man" until I found out they were actually bus stops. Christopher Herwig is a photographer who has covered more than 30,000km by bus, bike, car and cab to capture bus s
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Brutalist but Beautiful: 12 Spacey Sci-Fi Soviet Structures

Brutalist but Beautiful: 12 Spacey Sci-Fi Soviet Structures | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The single most divisive architectural movement, Brutalism is harsh, jagged and geometric, calling to mind massive concrete spaceships – and nobody did it better (or stranger) than the Soviet…
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The H. H. Richardson Complex of Buffalo, New York

The H. H. Richardson Complex of Buffalo, New York | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
A beautifully designed asylum, left to deteriorate, gets resurrected as a hotel with a ghost story or two
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Are You Brave Enough to Spend Halloween Night in the Paris Catacombs?

Are You Brave Enough to Spend Halloween Night in the Paris Catacombs? | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Airbnb is offering two lucky winners the opportunity to spend October 31st in one of the scariest places on Earth.
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Cubby Graham on Instagram: “Beautiful day in Brooklyn! Want to come hangout with me in NYC? A $30 donation can help give someone clean water & will also enter you in…”

“Beautiful day in Brooklyn! Want to come hangout with me in NYC? A $30 donation can help give someone clean water & will also enter you in for a chance…”
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Photographer Looks Out On the Edge of Detroit’s High Rises

Photographer Looks Out On the Edge of Detroit’s High Rises | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — Standing atop buildings in skyscraper-bound cities like New York and Hong Kong, we’re bound to look out. And across. And somewhat downward. But never down, like straight down. D…
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Capturing the Sound of Abandoned Space

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This Saturday, August 9, the Museum of Modern Art will open its first major exhibition of sound art. Soundings: A Contemporary Score presents work by sixteen contemporary artists who use sound, whe…
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Mundane Horror in Abandoned Stasi Spaces

Mundane Horror in Abandoned Stasi Spaces | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
As we creep up on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989), some of the remains of the oppressive Ministry for State Security, aka the Stasi, remain as if in their own…
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Ghost trains and forgotten Ferris wheels: abandoned theme parks

Ghost trains and forgotten Ferris wheels: abandoned theme parks | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Bumper cars stranded in the ruins of Chernobyl, fairgrounds flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and the rotting remains of a giant Gulliver captured in Japan. Prepare to be spooked by the creepiest lost amusement park
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A pumping station abandoned | NEVERENDS - Urban Exploration - Urban Exploration - Photography - Urbex

A pumping station abandoned | NEVERENDS - Urban Exploration - Urban Exploration - Photography - Urbex | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Cette station de pompage a été construite en 1908-1910. Elle se compose de trois parties: le bâtiment principal avec le grand hall, un bâtiment plus petit servant d’atelier d’usinage et une autre partie avec le frein Berghaus.Another building serves gatehouse but because it is newer built in the 20. Only the main hall is "visitable".
It is derelict since 1990. His particular style class in the category Art Deco.
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Massive Barn Find in Portugal - YouTube

I've identified over 190 of the 320 cars found locked away in here, can anyone recognise any others? I will add them to the video along with corrections if c...
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Taped Shut: 15 More Closed & Abandoned Video Stores

Taped Shut: 15 More Closed & Abandoned Video Stores | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Since you can’t rewind time, these 15 abandoned video stores sit paused in retail limbo waiting for hipsters to spark an unlikely VHS cassette revival.
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Stefano Cerio: Winter Aquapark

Stefano Cerio: Winter Aquapark | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Stefano Cerio has an interesting photo series taken at a water park in China during the off season (that anthropomorphic mile high sandwich with all the fixin's, including...goldfish...is tops!). C...
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Detroit Redux

Detroit Redux | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Detroit is a myth. In a twisted, ironic way, the city has become an art-world Shangri-La, a place where artists are discovering — thanks in part to insanely low rents — creative possibilities to re…
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Building Monuments Amid Detroit’s Modern Day Ruins

Building Monuments Amid Detroit’s Modern Day Ruins | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
DETROIT — It is easy, when considering the staggering legacy of human history, to think about it as a series of things that took place in the past.
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David Lynch’s Abandoned Factory Photographs

David Lynch’s Abandoned Factory Photographs | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
David Lynch definitely knows an unnerving shot when he sees one. This is, after all, the filmmaker who brought us the distorted reality of Twin Peaks, culminating in the mind-melting Black Lodge an…
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Melancholy Tintypes of an Abandoned Amusement Park

Melancholy Tintypes of an Abandoned Amusement Park | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Nothing says summer like a day at an amusement park, but few kids would comfortably venture into the abandoned fun land captured by Rob Ball in his series Dreamlands.
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Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories

Six Abandoned Asylums with Genuinely Chilling Backstories | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
We love looking at creepy photographs of former mental institutions that have fallen into disrepair, but sometimes the true stories behind these hospitals is far more horrifying. Here are a few abandoned and partially abandoned institutions will tales more chilling than their photographs.
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