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.

Blue Lights Out: 10 Closed & Abandoned Kmart Stores

Attention Kmart shoppers... would the last one out the door please turn off the blue lights? These 10 abandoned Kmart stores have rung up their last receipt.

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Best from Above: Drone Views of 6 Philadelphia Abandonments

Some of the most fascinating parts of certain deserted buildings in Philadelphia cannot even be seen from below, making this drone footage shot by Matt Satell ...

Floating Forest: Trees Rise From Corpse of Abandoned Ship

Rusted and half-sunken yet still somehow afloat on the waters of Sydney’s Homebush Bay, the remains of a century-old ship have become fertile ground for a ...

Ruins to Art: Timber Addition Transforms Abandoned Building

An abandoned traditional building on the coast of Madalena, Portugal has come back to life with a sculptural wooden extension that emerges from the back like a ...

Baker’s Doesn’t: 13 Sweet Abandoned Donut Shops

Sorry Homer (and countless men in blue), these closed and abandoned donut shops have served their last sprinkled, frosted and/or creme-filled delicacy. DOH!

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Brutalist but Beautiful: 12 Spacey Sci-Fi Soviet Structures

The single most divisive architectural movement, Brutalism is harsh, jagged and geometric, calling to mind massive concrete spaceships – and nobody did ...

Taped Shut: 15 More Closed & Abandoned Video Stores

Since you can't rewind time, these 15 abandoned video stores sit paused in retail limbo waiting for hipsters to spark an unlikely VHS cassette revival.

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Pizza Hurt: 12 Stale & Crusty Abandoned Pizza Hut Stores

Pizza Hut has over 11,000 restaurants worldwide but it once had even more... until these dirty dozen outlets were abandoned like a leftover stuffed crust slice.

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Banksy’s Dismaland to be Reused as Refugee Housing in France

The dystopian bemusement pop-up theme park known Dismaland, a project of UK artist Banksy, is now closed but its dismantled pieces and parts will find second ...

Underwater Homes: Deserted Basements as Stormwater Cisterns

In a dual effort to address urban blight and ailing infrastructure, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is piloting a new program to turn the basements of abandoned houses ...

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