Archived Articles: Steve

An outstanding researcher and clever writer who has been with WebUrbanist for over five years, Steve has brings a twist of creative humor into the mix with articles covering geek cake designs and brilliant book artists, extreme house boat designs and real-life nanotechnology applications, dramatic guerrilla marketing campaigns and steampunk art and fashion. Steve can also be found writing away about insane news and inventions of Japan over at InventorSpot.

Checked Out: Ten Permanently Vacant Abandoned Motels

Motels have been in decline for decades – even Norman Bates knew that – and these abandoned motels illustrate a fundamental shift in travel trends.

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Commercial Break: 8 Abandoned TV Stations & Studios

The golden age of television has long since passed, especially for these 8 abandoned TV stations whose cameras have permanently put on their lens caps.

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Scratched Out: Nine Nifty Closed & Abandoned Nail Salons

Once prettily painted, polished and popular, these closed and abandoned nail salons won't be doing any more filing unless it's in bankruptcy court.

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Chapter 11 File: Eleven Eerie Closed & Abandoned Libraries

Better dead than read? Though the librarians' shushing days are long past, you still won't find many places quieter than these 11 abandoned libraries.

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Afterglow: Luma Tower, Glasgow’s Shining Art Deco Icon

Rising from the trashes of vandalism and neglect, Glasgow's former Luma Light Bulb Factory has recaptured its Art Deco glory as the residential Luma Tower.

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Prism Break: China’s Eye-Soothing Rainbow Road Tunnel

A 1,000-foot long rainbow underpass in Zhengzhou, China is designed to help drivers' eyes adjust from daylight to a artificial lighting and back again.

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That’s No Moon: Artists Launch Huge Human Head Balloon

A bizarre art installation based on a dream saw a 50-ft tall balloon become a bizarre “Man In The Moon” as it rose above the streets of Utsunomiya, Japan.

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Trashed Resort: Japan’s Abandoned New Muroto Sky Rest

Vacation not “vacant” enough? Abandoned in 1978, Japan's New Muroto Sky Rest resort is apparently patronized only by zombies or those hiding from them.

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Meltdown: 12 Dripped, Dropped & Abandoned Ice Cream Trucks

If ice cream trucks are rolling symbols of childhood happiness, abandoned ice cream trucks are sadder than a dropped double-scoop cone on a hot summer day.

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Classy: Abandoned Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School

In search of an earthly savior, Saint Frances de Sales Catholic School in Powhatan, VA served from 1899 to 1970 as a school for young African-American women.

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