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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://wreckyratbird.com
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How to Explore Abandoned Structures

How to Explore Abandoned Structures | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
An abandoned structure is any man made object that is is no longer in use. Structures that could fall into this definition include buildings, bridges, bunkers, tunnels, drains, mines, water towers, railroad tracks, farms, wells, or houses....
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21 Hauntingly Beautiful Photos Of Deserted Shopping Malls

21 Hauntingly Beautiful Photos Of Deserted Shopping Malls | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless traveled the country for years to find dead malls and document their decay.
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Wildest architecture dreamt but never built

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Eminem’s Detroit home, seen on 2 album covers, available for … free, basically

Eminem’s Detroit home, seen on 2 album covers, available for … free, basically | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The house where Eminem lived as a teenager -- at 19946 Dresden in northeastern Detroit, a couple of blocks south of 8 Mile Road -- is for sale. Well, not really for "sale," exactly. It's essentially free to any folks who can make a good case for how they'd take care of it.
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18 hauntingly beautiful photos of abandoned buildings

18 hauntingly beautiful photos of abandoned buildings | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

For the past two years urban explorer Matt Emmett, 42, from Reading, has scoured the UK and Europe to capture the eerie beauty of abandoned buildings: Weeds breaking through walls and floors; the empty hallway of a deserted school and desolate factories after their workers have moved on.

His hobby is not without controversy - the locations of the pictures are withheld to prevent metal theives and graffiti artists robbing them of their beauty. Many have 'No Entry' signs, but Matt ignores them to take the stunning photographs. You can see more of his work on his Facebook and Flickr page.

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Street names of old Guelph

Street names of old Guelph | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Fleet, Manchester, Devonshire...what do these names have in common?  They're the former names of Yorkshire, Glasgow and Dublin Streets, south of Waterloo Avenue.  But Waterloo wasn't Waterloo, it w...
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Guelph, Ontario: Saving a Slice of Downtown

Guelph, Ontario: Saving a Slice of Downtown | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
How do you save a landmark without news trucks? We traveled to Guelph, Ontario to find out.


When rain lashes the damaged exterior of the Petrie Building in Guelph, the four-stor...
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The Petrie Building: Demolition by neglect

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Local film maker Angus McLellan has created two great shorts (around 5 minutes each) about Guelph's Petrie Building, a hallmark of our downtown streetscape. The first looks at the Petrie Building i...
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Vancouver West Side Character Homes and Gardens | Heritage Canada The National Trust

Vancouver West Side Character Homes and Gardens | Heritage Canada The National Trust | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
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Federally-Owned Lighthouses | Heritage Canada The National Trust

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Rare peek inside New York's iconic Woolworth Building

Rare peek inside New York's iconic Woolworth Building | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
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Come tour some of the prettiest decaying theatres on earth

Come tour some of the prettiest decaying theatres on earth | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Shots of theaters in U.S. and Europe torn asunder by neglect. "We're brought up to believe in progress..."
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23 ominous shots from the Architecture of Doom Tumblr

23 ominous shots from the Architecture of Doom Tumblr | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Though it may have started out as a humble Tumblr devoted to Brutalist architecture porn, Architecture of Doom has since flourished as a hot-spot for empty or dying architecture. While the themes...
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Photos: Hard times in Detroit, where Eminem's house costs $1

Photos: Hard times in Detroit, where Eminem's house costs $1 | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
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Buried creeks, hidden waterways

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As Guelph has developed over the years many natural heritage features have been lost, buried or altered.  But traces of many of them still remain to be discovered by the urban explorer. On Tuesday,...
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Petrie Building considered ‘endangered’

Petrie Building considered ‘endangered’ | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Many in Guelph believe the state of decline of the Petrie Building on Wyndham Street is a crying shame. Now, Heritage Canada The National Trust seems to agree.
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Gander International Airport Departures Lounge | Heritage Canada The National Trust

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Former Grand Trunk Railways Locomotive Repair Shops | Heritage Canada The National Trust

Former Grand Trunk Railways Locomotive Repair Shops | Heritage Canada The National Trust | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
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Guelph’s Petrie Building championed by new Facebook group

Guelph’s Petrie Building championed by new Facebook group | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
— A new Facebook group dedicated to the preservation of Guelph’s Petrie Building attracted over 200 members within 30 minutes of going online.
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