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Over the years, with declining student enrollment and big budget cuts, many school districts are closing schools. Sometimes districts lease old bu
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Over the years there have been factories built to make everything from candles to automobiles. As time marched on, new technology, better manufact
Life might sway to a slower beat in the South, but, compared to other cities in the United States, Austin, Texas' growth over the span
All of this effort proved needless when the Apollo space mission decided to go with liquid fuel instead of the solid fuel. The plant drifted into obsolescence overnight.
In 1969, the lights were turned off, never to be turned on again.
Is there anything more creepy than an abandoned amusement park? Because everything I find truly perverse and creepy pretty much goes hand in hand wi
Berlin is a city that harbors its share of ghosts. As Germany's premier city marches ever further into the future, shiny new government building
Of all the places you wouldn’t want to get caught sneaking into, an operational Russian defense installation that tests and produces liquid-propelled rocket engines would have to be pretty high up on the list. Still, that didn’t deter intrepid explorer Lana Sator and her friends, who made not one but five sorties into the NPO Energomash military hardware facility just outside Moscow.
Perhaps it’s their perceived connection with the supernatural that makes abandoned churches so spooky. Or maybe it’s the ancient architecture and dark nooks and crannies that give us the heebie-jeebies. Whatever the reason, though, from small country chapels to grand stone cathedrals, abandoned churches are a thrill to explore.
Outside the deserted building, darkened branches reach out like claws, making the already spooky scene even more ominous. And inside, it’s worse still. There are cracks in the walls, and the paint is peeling all down the long, creepy corridors; steel bed frames are stripped of all bedding except a few moldering pillows; and broken windowpanes reflect strange shadows. In one room, a bathtub full of mysterious burnt remains lies abandoned.
This derelict institution is a grim place with a grim past. According to Italian photographer Romina Diaz, it once housed prisoners deemed criminally insane.
There’s no denying the spooky atmosphere that pervades this abandoned hospital wing. The examination tables, surgical instruments and mysterious machinery all add to the overall creepiness of the building. It’s the kind of place kids might dare one another to enter – or, for extra thrills, to spend the night alone inside. Yet even in broad daylight there are plenty of sights to send chills down your spine.
Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world's leading contemporary photographic artists.
Jason Andrew was born and raised on the coast of California where he spent his early years surfing and snowboarding while exploring the small coastal villages of Baja California.
Ready to see some seriously creepy photos from abandoned theme parks around the planet? We thought so. After reflecting on the plight of Six Flag
Independent of any religious creed, chances are most people have toured through a church or two in their travels. Many cities are designed around a
When city plans exceed reality, or the money dries up, or people simply leave in a mass exodus, skyscrapers vacate and slowly decay. High winds
It's four years after Tempelhof closed for the last time and after the last aircraft departed – an Antonov AN-2 delayed by bad weather. Now this is a place being reworked for a different scale of existence. Before, everything needed to be colossal. This place is still vast – 100 acres larger than Manhattan's Central Park – and in satellite photos it looks like a 400-hectare divot has been whacked out of Berlin by some continent-sized golf club. On the ground, it's so big that there's little sense of being in a city park at all. You're not in Berlin anymore - you're in Tempelhof.
To create the video above, Logan Imlach and Matt Wild spent six days constructing and skiing a line through the infamous Buckner Building in Whittier, Alaska. Once Alaska's largest building, during its heyday in the 1950s the Buckner Building was called a "city under one roof." It housed 1,000 apartments, plus a movie theater, bowling alley, pool, gym and shops. The building was seriously damaged in the 1964 Alaska earthquake, which rang a 9.2 on the Richter magnitude scale. Today, it's just a large, abandoned government building, ripe for some creative folks like Imlach and Wild to make their snowy playground.
The video above showcases an inside glimpse into what was supposed to be Asia's largest theme park, dubbed "Wonderland," in China, designed after California's Disneyland. Now, however, the park is being demolished 15 years after construction ceased. Business Insider posted a fascinating photo tour and we're showcasing the last glimpses of this famed unfinished landmark before it becomes ... (wait for it) a shopping mall.
Giant vats of molten metal, the heat of rising steam, the grinding and whirring sounds of huge machinery, and the raised voices of workers trying to be heard over the din… Our picture of 20th-century steel mills is one of gritty industry and deafening noise, but the abandoned plants in these photographs are nothing like that any more. Once great hubs of production, they now stand eerily silent, like forsaken monuments to another age.
Few places are as eerie or as melancholy as an abandoned theme park. The laughter and screams of delight that we imagine once echoed around the rides and other amusements have gone, leaving a strange silence that seems all the more heavy in contrast with the joyful cacophony it has replaced. Add a full moon and a back-story replete with scandal and tragedy, and you have an intensely atmospheric subject for a photographic series.
Michael Jackson’s Neverland was once a children’s fantasy made real. Then came the infamous child abuse allegations. In 2005, Jackson declared that he would never return to Neverland because he felt violated by the police searches that took place there, which he claimed were conducted without a warrant.
Paint peels off the walls and debris crunches underfoot as the darkened passageways reveal their secrets. All around are reminders of the history of this sprawling building complex, collectively known as Villa Sbertoli, which was once used as an asylum. In one room, a broken-down piano sits under magnificent painted frescoes. In another, a metal examination bed slowly rusts in a forgotten room.
Many deserted hospitals are eerie, unsettling places to explore and photograph. Filled with memories of sickness, misery and death, they tend to stir up a lingering atmosphere of gloom. However, the abandoned Beelitz-Heilstätten sanatorium in Brandenburg, Germany has more reason than most to send a chill down one’s spine. Not only has it confined throngs of TB-infected patients, but it has also played host to two dictators and been the scene of grisly murders as well as the setting for accidental deaths and a number of serious injuries.
Markel Redondo is a photographer based between Bilbao (Spain) and Bayonne (France) from where he covers stories in all of Spain and South West France.
Wandering the deserted backroads of the American Southwest, Troy Paiva has explored the abandoned underbelly of America since the 1970s. Since 1989 he’s been taking pictures of it at night, by the light of the full moon.