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.

Fished to Freedom: Deserted Mall Full of Fish to be Demolished

Though the circumstances of their liberation seem somewhat more political than practical, the thousands of fish set to be freed into the wild may not care much ...

Lost & Found: Underwater Ghost Town Resurfaces 30 Years Later

Like a corroded time capsule, this submerged village has risen from the depths after being flooded decades ago when the local lake broke its banks and left ...

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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From the Dead: Businessman Resurrecting Canadian Ghost Town

Built in the late 1970s, this mining village housed 1,200 people at its peak and was left effectively intact for over twenty years before being sold as a ...

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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Radiocative Chernobyl: New Aerial Drone Footage of ‘The Zone’

Satellite images and pictures from the ground tell a limited story of one of the world’s most dangerous abandoned places – this flyover footage ...

Racked: 10 Abandoned Pool, Billiard & Snooker Parlors

No doubt these abandoned billiard parlors & snooker halls are in trouble... trouble with a capital "T" and that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

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Outcast Checkpoints: 8 Abandoned Border Crossings of Europe

Nearly two decades ago even short trips across Europe could involve multiple stations, guards, lines and stamps, but the open-border policies in effect today ...

Wax On, Wax Off: 12 Closed & Deserted Drive-Thru Car Washes

Abandoned car washes are oddly abundant - you'd think they invented the self-cleaning car! Here are 12 more car-less washes left high, dry and brushed-off.

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