Archived Articles: Abandoned Places

Ever wanted to explore abandoned places? Real-life urban exploration and building infiltration can be challenging, dangerous and even illegal. Here is your chance to try out urbex from the comfort of your computer - from deserted buildings to entire abandoned towns and cities, here are some of the most amazing abandoned locations around the world.

Unread: 12 Abandoned Inner City Newsstands

Once vital fixtures of the urban milieu, these inner city newsstands were abandoned by an information society evolving away from portable print media.

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Imploded: 8 Burned Out & Abandoned Fireworks Factories

Skyrockets red glare and bombs bursting in air were once sweet music to these abandoned fireworks factories, many of which ended with a bang, not a whimper.

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Grimm Abandonment: Derelict Australian Fairy Tale Park for Sale

Inspired by classical fairy tales, this deserted theme park recently opened its doors to an urban explorer and photographer, giving outsiders a glimpse into ...

Photo Finished: 12 Closed & Abandoned Camera Stores

Point, click, shut! Camera stores are rapidly fading into obsolescence as smartphones take the place of mass market cameras, film and paid photo processing.

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Gone Green: Vacant 50 Years, Chinese Village Conquered by Ivy

Nestled in the hills on a remote island at the mouth of the Yangtze River in China and full of rich foliage, one could imagine this small fishing hamlet to ...

No Perking: 15 Drained Dry Abandoned Coffee Shops

These 15 drained, disused & abandoned coffee shops recall a kinder, gentler, perkier time before Starbucks rebrewed the latte lover's landscape.

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Done Deals, New & Used: 12 (More) Abandoned Car Dealerships

From low low prices to low low sales: at these abandoned new & used car dealerships, showroom traffic's been reduced to a permanent state of gridlock.

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Smell Ya Later! 12 Abandoned Fish & Seafood Canneries

The advent of refrigerated ships radically changed the fish and seafood processing industry, leaving dozens of isolated and uneconomical canneries behind.

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Well, Done: 10 Abandoned Steakhouses Past Their Prime

These abandoned steakhouses once served up prime cuts of beef to steely-eyed dealmakers wielding steely knives. It's enough to drive a Mad Men man mad!

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Buzzkill: 10 Sweet Abandoned Apiaries & Busted Beehives

Honey, I'm not home! These abandoned apiaries and busted beehives once dispensed sweet liquid gold but now lie deserted, de-pollenated and depopulated.

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