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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://ontarioexploration.com
Curated by Laura Brown
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An Elegant Wasteland explores empty parking lots and abandoned stores

An Elegant Wasteland explores empty parking lots and abandoned stores | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Elegant Wasteland is a series that explores the wasteland, nostalgia and isolation of empty parking lots and abandoned stores by Texas artist Karen Williams.

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Magnificent abandoned casino has an eerily silenced quality

Magnificent abandoned casino has an eerily silenced quality | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Making abandoned buildings the subjects of his photographs, French photographer Romain Veillon has travelled around the globe to capture the strange beauty of decay. His recent project took him to the...
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4,000 flowers bloom in an abandoned house in Detroit

4,000 flowers bloom in an abandoned house in Detroit | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Detroit is known for its many rundown and abandoned houses which is why florist Lisa Waud purchased two empty properties with plans to make them beautiful. She has already filled one of the houses with...
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Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Craig Wilkin and artists have created beautiful portable bus shelters for Detroits bus stops.
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Why is this Abandoned Warehouse Filled With Live Jellyfish?

Why is this Abandoned Warehouse Filled With Live Jellyfish? | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Artists Walter Hugo and Zoniel positioned a giant tank right behind the door of an abandoned warehouse in Liverpool.
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China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

China’s replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Construction began on the mock-NYC financial district in 2008 with a budget of $50 billion. Now the town sits unfinished, abandoned and prone to flooding.
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PHOTOS: We explore the overgrown ruins of Berlin’s abandoned Kulturpark

PHOTOS: We explore the overgrown ruins of Berlin’s abandoned Kulturpark | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Inhabitat visited Berlin's abandoned Kulturpark, which opened its doors in 2012 to visitors for the first time since it closed in 2001.
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Infiltrating London: Subterranean Exploration in the British Capital

Infiltrating London: Subterranean Exploration in the British Capital | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it

London is a complicated place. It is a melting pot of cultures and races, a nexus for trade and travel, which archaeologists believe to have been occupied...

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The Chilling, Abandoned Human Zoo of Paris - Urban Ghosts

The Chilling, Abandoned Human Zoo of Paris - Urban Ghosts | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The buildings still stand in the hope that they’ll be forgotten… but perhaps outright demolishing them would be an insult to those who lived and died on display there. Those who do still visit can see the remains of some of the pavilions, created to mimic exotic architecture, and mosaics showing the art of another world. The men and women who found themselves suddenly living in these homes – which must have looked horribly, coldly foreign and frightening – were usually given “authentic” clothing to wear, and told to entertain the visitors that came through the gates. They played music, performed dances, fostered animals and raised their children.
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Culture+Typography: Ghost Signs - Print Magazine

Culture+Typography: Ghost Signs - Print Magazine | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Nikki Villagomez showcases the typography of ghost signs in this excerpt from her book, Culture + Typography.
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The Beautiful Old Signs of Paris Are As Elegant As the City Itself - Slate Magazine (blog)

The Beautiful Old Signs of Paris Are As Elegant As the City Itself - Slate Magazine (blog) | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Starting in her early 20s, Louise Fili spent years wandering the streets of Paris, photographing the beautiful old signs she saw along the way.
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Eerie photographs show abandoned Chinese amusement parks out of season

Eerie photographs show abandoned Chinese amusement parks out of season | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
From abandoned houses to desolate churches, empty and decaying places catch our attention because of the eerie mystery surrounding them. Italian photographer Stefano Cerio has an eye for peculiar places,...
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Left Behind: the strange world of abandoned things

Left Behind: the strange world of abandoned things | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
You know those hidden areas we pass on train journeys? When we peek over a fence or hedge into a forgotten and unloved space? Where a sole shopping trolley lies abandoned. Or a once-loved vehicle now sits...
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PHOTOS: Artists Breathe New Life into Abandoned Miami Marine Stadium

PHOTOS: Artists Breathe New Life into Abandoned Miami Marine Stadium | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Inspired by graffiti artists who have painted the venue, the Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium plan to renovate the abandoned stadium into a greenspace for Miami.
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Abandoned Train Depot to be Transformed into Industrial Chic Sports Center in Denmark

Abandoned Train Depot to be Transformed into Industrial Chic Sports Center in Denmark | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
EFFEKT unveiled designs for StreetMekka, an abandoned train depot transformed into a multifunctional sports center in Denmark.
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Charles Pétillon’s ‘Invasions’ of white balloons fill empty spaces and abandoned buildings

Charles Pétillon’s ‘Invasions’ of white balloons fill empty spaces and abandoned buildings | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
French installation art Charles Pétillon fills empty spaces with bunches of white balloons in a series of photos called Invasions.
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What Abandoned Buildings Say In Detroit ( If You Listen Real Hard )

What Abandoned Buildings Say In Detroit ( If You Listen Real Hard ) | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Abandoned Building in Detroit
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Larkworthy Antfarm's comment, September 7, 2015 2:55 PM
but also doomed to die...
Larkworthy Antfarm's curator insight, September 7, 2015 4:24 PM

The day after the end is always the longest.