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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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The Coolest Subway Stations In The World

The Coolest Subway Stations In The World | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
New Yorkers spend most of their time on the subway either stressing over train delays or wondering why the dude manspreading next to them is wearing a velour jumpsuit and eating a full plate of spaghetti. Straphangers abroad have similar woes, but wi...

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Urbex: Ghost Bus Tunnel

Urbex: Ghost Bus Tunnel | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The Ghost Bus Tunnel is hidden away under a busy  Belgian city.
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Thanks a lot. I have so much to post on my site at the mo. Stuff going up every 2 days!!
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Would you go in?

Would you go in? | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Laura Brown's insight:

I'd love to see an old place like this. Have only found one like it so far here. I don't have a problem worrying about haunted or ghosts. Birds and other creatures are a real problem.

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Photo du Jour: Ghosts of Antelope Valley - Feature Shoot

Photo du Jour: Ghosts of Antelope Valley - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
In the abandoned roads of Antelope Valley, located in northern Los Angeles County, photographer Troy Paiva wanders amongst the ghosts of the American West, capturing theatrical moments within the quiet terrain. During the late August days, the weather is inhospitable to human bodies, reaching 100° Fahrenheit even in pouring rainstorms. Alone, the artist ventures into the …
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Arresting Photos Document Life in the Tower of David, Caracas's 45-Story Slum - Feature Shoot

Arresting Photos Document Life in the Tower of David, Caracas's 45-Story Slum - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
For The Other Side of the Tower, Caracas-based photographer Alejandro Cegarra captures daily life in the unfinished Centro Financiero Confinanzas, or the Tower of David, a 45-story building that has been adapted into a vertical slum. Observable from all areas of the city, the concrete and glass tower has come to signify for some the unrealized hopes of the capital and the disappointment of its residents. While illegal inhabitants are often incorrectly labeled criminals and drug addicts, Cegarra
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Soviet Ghosts: Otherworldly Photos Document Decaying Soviet Architecture from Thirteen Countries - Feature Shoot

Soviet Ghosts: Otherworldly Photos Document Decaying Soviet Architecture from Thirteen Countries - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The communist ideology was centered around the idea of progress and industrialization, as ways to achieve an ideal society. The distinct architecture the regime has produced was meant to reflect both these values and also the power of the regime. Twenty-three years after the fall of communism, most of these architectural remains are falling apart. …
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Photographs Taken from the Back Seats of Abandoned Cars

Photographs Taken from the Back Seats of Abandoned Cars | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Photographer Alicia Rius is based in the Netherlands. Her series, From the Back Seat of My Car, is a testament to her vision of viewing abandoned objects as ‘hidden treasures'. She writes: 'I did not plan this project. I never looked for cars, and in fact, I think they found me. I wanted to immortalize their beauty and turn the tin in something romantic.'
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Surreal Interior Photos of an Abandoned Australian Brothel

Surreal Interior Photos of an Abandoned Australian Brothel | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Melbourne-based photographer Christian Pearson was given the unique commission to document a building before it was demolished. The location was an abandoned brothel, the unassuming exterior hardly betraying the strange and clandestine rooms within. Pearson's images are saturated with a bizarre juxtaposition of light and darkness, simultaneously colorful and treacherous. The glitz
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The Last Few Years of a 94-Year-Old Woman's Life Preserved In Photos of Her Untouched, Abandoned Home - Feature Shoot

The Last Few Years of a 94-Year-Old Woman's Life Preserved In Photos of Her Untouched, Abandoned Home - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Donal Moloney's multimedia piece he made recently called Birdie, about an older woman of the same name who passed away three years ago at the age of 94.
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Photographer Christopher Payne Talks to Us About Industrial Ruins, Gothic Castles, and What Goes Into Building a Piano - Feature Shoot

Photographer Christopher Payne Talks to Us About Industrial Ruins, Gothic Castles, and What Goes Into Building a Piano - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
With a background in architecture, New York City-based photographer Christopher Payne is drawn to abandoned buildings, neglected structures that jointly disclose forgotten chapters of America’s storied past.
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Forgotten Solo Row Houses Photographed in Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey

Forgotten Solo Row Houses Photographed in Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Last House Standing reads like a tribute to the forgotten solo row house, an "architectural quirk" as German born, Baltimore-based photographer Ben Marcin calls them. Shot around Baltimore, Philly and New Jersey, Marcin catalogs these solitary buildings that at one time weren't as lonely as they are now. Their placement in the urban landscape feels strange yet appealing, almost like portals to other dimensions—a case of when it stands alone, it stands out.
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Abandoned Room with a View - Feature Shoot

Abandoned Room with a View - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
© Pete Ryan / National Geographic / Offset To see more of Pete Ryan’s work, please visit Offset. Offset is an exclusive category channel partner on Feature Shoot.
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urban-explora.com

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Watch for more on www.urban-explora.com Urban-explora.com are two twinsbrothers and a girlfriend (& sister in law) who explore the hidden world.
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Top 10 Creepiest Graves - Listverse

Top 10 Creepiest Graves - Listverse | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Death, dying, and decay are subjects that we just can't help loving. Perhaps it is our own mortality that makes these eerie topics so fascinating or maybe it is just the fact that we can be glad it is someone else who is dead and not us (yet). Regardless of the reasons here is another good old death-related list for your reading pleasure. Memento Mori (remember, you shall die).
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The Silence of Abandonments - Wrecky Rat Bird

The Silence of Abandonments - Wrecky Rat Bird | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Urban exploration for me is as much about the abandonments as it is about the inner exploration. The silence of the abandonments gives me time to reflect;
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Photographs Capture What Remains of 'Old Shanghai' - Feature Shoot

Photographs Capture What Remains of 'Old Shanghai' - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
For his series Phantom Shanghai, Canadian photographer Greg Girard points his lens to a city in a moment of significant change. For decades, Shanghai remained frozen in time, virtually unchanged. Then, almost overnight came a rush to modernize, set in motion by the booming Chinese metropolis Beijing. In an attempt to make up for lost time, entire neighborhoods were demolished, hundreds of thousands of residents displaced and a heritage suddenly erased.
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Modern American Ruins Photographed by Rob Dobi - Feature Shoot

Modern American Ruins Photographed by Rob Dobi - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Connecticut-based photographer Rob Dobi is drawn to abandoned buildings by a suspended sense of mystery, preferring to know very little about each location before his visit. These modern American ruins tell stories, Dobi explains, and he strives to capture the chapters that others might leave out. Before wrapping shooting on any given building, he might visit numerous times, examining details that reveal themselves throughout different times of day, as the light sharpens his surroundings.
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Awe-Inspiring Photos of Crashed Planes From Around the World - Feature Shoot

Awe-Inspiring Photos of Crashed Planes From Around the World - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
For Happy End, German photographer Dietmar Eckell scours the earth in search of forgotten plane wrecks, capturing the majestic vessels as they lie stranded amidst the deserted global landscape. Traversing the terra incognita of everywhere from the Australia to Mexico, Papua New Guinea to the Sahara, he has whacked bushes and navigated the open seas in search of abandoned aircrafts left behind from as long ago as seventy years.
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Abandoned Cars Overtaken by Nature

Abandoned Cars Overtaken by Nature | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for over 25 years. He specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. This work, Paradise Parking, offers 'a poetic look at the relationship between the creations of man and mother nature'. Lippman is represented by Gallery SophieMaree in Amsterdam.
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Photos Document Abandoned Buildings Along an Australian Highway

Photos Document Abandoned Buildings Along an Australian Highway | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Photographer Andrew Cowan set out to explore the abandoned world lining the throughfare of the Princes Highway in Sydney, Australia. Situated just south of the city, the highway acts as a major outer road passing the airport and winding out to the suburbs and beyond.
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Photo du Jour: Astounding Artwork on Abandoned Buildings in Navajo Nation - Feature Shoot

Photo du Jour: Astounding Artwork on Abandoned Buildings in Navajo Nation  - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Navajo Nation is the United States’ largest Native American territory, and it is also one of the most violent. For the people living on the reservation, the artwork of Dr. Chip Thomas serves as a reminder of the beauty and fortitude that remains at the core of the community. Photographer Tom Fowlks captures the artist and practicing physician, who has served the Navajo population for over 26 years, as he perches upon one of his installations in the Painted Desert of Arizona: a blown up back and
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Magical Photos of Abandoned Homes Inhabited by Wild Animals - Feature Shoot

Magical Photos of Abandoned Homes Inhabited by Wild Animals - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
For The House in the Woods, photographer Kai Fagerström captured magical communities of wild animals living in abandoned cottages surrounding his summer house in idyllic Suomusjärvi, Finland. After residents had moved or passed away, he noticed that the houses fell into disrepair, and amazingly, small paw-prints dotted the dusty interior surfaces. Through the broken windows and across the chipped walls, scurried foxes, red squirrels, owls, voles, and badgers, who had dug tunnels beneath a firepl
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Group Show: 50 Photos of Abandoned Spaces From Around the World - Feature Shoot

Group Show: 50 Photos of Abandoned Spaces From Around the World - Feature Shoot | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
This group show proves photographer's fascination with the lonely and forgotten. We were overwhelmed with the number of submissions, receiving almost 600 images total from all over the globe. Will Ellis, photographer and curator of Abandoned NYC, had a hard time narrowing them down. We are pleased to present 50 photographs of the world's most abandoned spaces. Congratulations to Helena Krige, Alan Pittman and Tomasz Gotfryd, who will receive a one-year subscription to Squarespace, the innovative
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