Saturday, September 17, 2005


Abandoned Trains of the Soviet Era - Abandoned Photography and Urban Exploration in Ohio

Old Ohio Schools on Flickr.

The Ghosts of Antarctica: Abandoned Stations and Huts

The Celebrate The Strange

Urban Explorers Network - Explorations

Abandoned Substations and Power Plants

Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline

Abandoned Detroit Schools

Urban Assault


Abandoned. Click on the post titles as it's in Russian.

Inside Grafton State Hospital

Fort Ord, a de-commissioned military base in California, occupies an area as big as San Francisco.

Abandoned Places. Scroll down to the clickable map.

Eastern State Penitentiary

Texploration. Urban exploration in Texas and New Mexico.


ROC Posts. These are underground rooms spread around the UK used by the Royal Observer Corps to monitor potential nuclear explosions and fallout during the height of the Cold War from the 1950's until the 1990's.

Aeric Kane's Abandoned Places

|zahkunst|. Industrial archaeology.

Burchell Lake Ghost Town

Soviet Underground Submarine Base

Industrial Archaeology in California

Dark-foto. A Russian site. Scroll down past the picture of the Hippies and click on the pics next to the text to go to each individual page.

Friends of the High Line is non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation and reuse of the High Line - a 1.5 mile, elevated railway that runs along the West Side of Manhattan.

Nature Slowly Reclaims Abandoned Amusement Park

Abandoned Strange Russian Trucks

Lost America: Urban Exploration

Exploration. Photos taken on various Urban Exploration trips around the UK.

Linda Vista Hospital
Linda Vista Hospital

One from the archives Suitcases From an Abandoned State Hospital Attic

Euthanasia. Large, impressive collection of abandoned, crumbling buildings, factories and other structures.

ArnyZona Photography - Ghost Towns

Lost Tulsa

After I posted a video on friday about the city of Pripyat, built in 1970 for the workers at Chernobyl's nuclear power plant, a reader by the name of Mark left a comment with a link to a photo-essay from his visit there last year.
You get a real feel for the place from his essay and there are lots of haunting photos which is well worth checking out. Chernobyl: 20 years later. Thanks Mark.

YouTube - South Pole Dome & Tunnel Walk (part 1 of 2). Walk through soon to be abandoned tunnels and old dome at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.

Subterranea Britannica: West Norwood Cemetery Catacombs

English Russia - Undergrounds of Odessa

Disused Stations In The UK

Chicago Tunnel Company - Wikipedia

The San Francisco Cacophony Society’s 1990 Sewer Tours

Suburban Underground Vadders. Based in South-Central Texas.

Florida That Everyone Forgot

Demolition of River Roads Mall

Urban Exploration Resource

out of site

Forgotten Places

The Urban Landscape Project

Abandoned Subway Tunnels in Boston and Other Industrial Settings: Black and White Photography by Shawn Dufour

English Russia - Abandoned Abhazia

Abandoned Buildings of Downtown Houston

Wrong side of the tracks. Urban decay in Detroit.

Flickr: The Urban Exploration Pool


dubtown Industriekultur

Geheimnisvolles Saarland

Xydexx's Exploring and Modern Ruins Homepage

breslau 1930. galleries & links

Richborough power station - a photoset on Flickr

Flickr: The TOP UrbX Pool

Carrieres et catacombes de Paris. Catacombs and quarries under Paris.

Industrial New York :: Urban Exploration

BLOK: Urbex and Infiltration in Poland

Abandoned places in Poland

Deserted Military Base - a photoset on Flickr. Fort Ord, a de-commissioned military base in California, occupies an area as big as San Francisco.

Abandoned Beauty (Amazing Photos)

Moscow Dungeons

Ghost Towns of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from the copper mining of the 1800s

Abandoned Past | Paddock, Churchill's secret bunker

St.John's Asylum Lincoln 09/08

Flickr: The exploration nation Pool

Abandoned Castle - a photoset on Flickr

Flickr: The Industrial Decay Pool

Abandoned Shopping Carts

A huge ship cemetery at Nouadhibou (Mauritania). Lots more abandoned stuff at the same site Abandonos

Satan's Laundromat: City Hall station

The Secret Tunnels of South Heighton

Portsdown Tunnels

Manteno State Mental Hospital

Metropolitan State Hospital

Sunland Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida

The Armstrong Cork Factory
Armstrong Cork Factory*

Chestnut Lodge abandoned asylum, Rockville, Maryland

Northampton State Hospital. With Quicktime 360 degree videos.

Kirkbride Buildings

Hellingly Hospital
Hellingly Hospital - East Sussex Mental Asylum

Ron's Official Waverly Hills Website. This site tells the basic history of the Waverly Hills Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Pleasure Ridge Park, KY. This site also gives a good online tour of the place with lots of good photos.


The Lost Highway. A collection of photographs, stories, and maps of old, original, or abandoned pieces of roadway that once made up part of the fabric of the highway system today.

Ghost Towns and History of the American West

I love abandoned stuff
Derelict London

Underground Ozarks

Abandoned Missile Base VR Tour

Dead Shopping Malls

75 mg. Paintings and photographs of the abandoned asylums.

Pilgrim State Asylum - Photograph Essay

The old Russian embassy to Thailand sits vacant and derelict in Bangkok. This photo-tour is a room-by-room crawl through its rusting bones, including secret metal-lined dungeons and a padded room!

Defunct Amusement Parks

Eastern Kentucky Grave House
Eastern Kentucky Grave House. As a hobby, I roam the hills of Eastern Kentucky in search of Waterfalls, local legends, interesting things, and to meet new people. On one of my backroads treks, I found an old abandoned cemetery on the Wolfe and Lee County line ... with the last known burial being that of a Union Civil War Veteran. (through the Kentucky History Center, I was able to get copies of his War Record) Behind this fellows grave were two “gravehouses” made of four large cut stone slabs, which had wooden roofs covered with tin. One of these had lost it’s roof. Behind these were what looked like the foundations for a couple of more gravehouses.

Abandoned Places. Very nice photo gallery.

Abandoned in Russia

Abandoned. Essex Mountain Sanatorium

Buffalo Central Terminal

Abandoned Airfield and Other Structures

Danvers State Insane Asylum
Abandoned. Danvers State Insane Asylum

Military Ruins

Pacific Electric Subway

Michigan Central Station
Exploring the Abandoned Michigan Central Station

Abandoned Castle - a photoset on Flickr

Mustard Gas Party

Dixmont Asylum
Abandoned. Dixmont Asylum. Lots of internal and external photos.

Canfranc on MetaFilter

Photographs of an abandoned Japanese island

Yet another abandoned link
Abandoned Asylums

Haverford State Hospital

New England Ruins

Great photos
Abandoned Amusement Park.

Old Glenn Dale Hospital, Prince Georges county, Maryland

Drive-In Theaters

I love abandoned stuff
Abandoned Railroads of the US

Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Worcester State Hosptial

Work Songs. Pictures of abandoned factories illegally entered and explored.

Abandoned Memories Homepage. Photography site about the former Wayne County Child Development Center, or Northville Tunnels, in Northville, MI. A center for mentally challenged children that was self-sufficient with a gym, powerhouse, pool, cottages, school, etc. Now demolished. Recently added are Clinton Valley Center which was located in Pontiac, MI and Northern Michigan Asylum in Traverse City, MI.

Inside Grafton State Hospital

More abandoned links
Urban Ruins

Chestnut Lodge abandoned asylum, Rockville, Maryland

There's something about abandoned buildings that makes me want to look inside. I love the internet
Modern Ruins Photographic Essays

Enter the Eloise Archives

Abandoned Photography and Urban Exploration

Before-and-after pics of a once-glorious Tulsa amusement park called Skyline

Autopsy bench
Sleepy City is a photography site documenting the little secrets lurking with the urban environment. Underground tunnels, derelict industrial sites and urban ruins are where I like to play. Discarded by society, these forgotten nooks and crannies wait quietly for the occasional urban explorer. Grab a torch and have a wander; you might be surprised how little of your city you have ever appreciated.

Grave Addiction. This site contains photos I have taken at all of the cemeteries, haunted places, abandoned buildings, and historical parks that I have visited.

After you
A special one for us locals. Byker Cully.

Shorham Cement Works

Mudhouse Mansion

Pilgrim State Asylum - Photograph Essay

City Hall (IRT)

Abandoned Buildings of the Northeast

Abandoned NJ

Metro-Detroit Urban Exploration

Cincinnati's Abandoned Subway

Modern Ruins by Phillip Buehler

Ruins in Japan

Abandoned Russian Planes

Castell Morgraig. Ruined castle on Cefn-Onn ridge above Cardiff, south Wales.

Hay-on-Wye railway, including Glasbury and Whitney-on-Wye stations, Powys, Wales

Nuclear Winter in Chernobyl

Illumination's illusion in largest catacombs of the World [Pics]

Shipwrecks of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands

Flickr: urban explorers, Abandoned and The Abandoned Places and Things Pool

Viewing Hole Gallery

Session 9

Abandoned Mayan Statues in… St. Petersburg


danelle said...

gosh, i just spent over 90 minutes looking at all of those. Definintely my fave kind of photography. I've tried it myself but I just don't have the "eye". Thanks for the links!!

danelle said...

btw the "Investigation of Boyd's Sanitarium" link doesn't work...

ILuvNUFC said...

It's great stuff,I've spent hours at them links too. :)

Thanks for the tip about the dead link I will remove it now.

hypersloth said...

Nice collection!

Fawn Jotters said...

Great post - thanks

ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers. :)

Anonymous said...

Dese pic are weird, i wud h8 2 visit n e ov em!!!! email back to

Anonymous said...

As a webmaster of a UE webpage I like the setup of this one. My webpage that I work on is
Feel free to join our forums and chat.

Ron Donald

Anonymous said...

I have a few abandoned places ony my site, including Chestnut Lodge Asylum and the Evansville State Hospital. Thanks for taking a look!

ILuvNUFC said...

I will. Thanks.

Dalm said...

Love your website.

Check out my abandoned site..

ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers. I will add it to this page when my internets are working again. I'm on my brothers PC at the minute and I have a lot of stuff to do.

Anonymous said...

Hellingly is a pretty creepy place. Tried visiting sunday, but promtly got kicked out. Would like to know how these guys got in...

ILuvNUFC said...

You tend to find once these places have been on the net they usually step up the security a little.

You'll just have to find a new old place if you know what I mean. :)


These are amazing pictures. I enjoyed looking at them. Keep it up.

Joanne Casey said...

Fascinating, I think I've found a new hobby through this.

ILuvNUFC said...

Aye it's certainly interesting.
There have been a few posts of stuff like that on my photoblog but I've usually been on my own and it can be dangerous on your own.

I've got a few friends who do this kind of thing regularly so I'm thinking of tagging along with them when time allows.

mikolka said...

How about this?

ILuvNUFC said...

It's an excellent site, thanks, but I first posted that link a while ago now.

Anonymous said...

A site devoted to the documentation, research and preservation of Abandoned Mines in NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA, and AZ.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks. I'll stick the link in the next abandoned post I do.

Lost Places - bauty of decay said...

Hi, is a german project to show images form lost places and abandoned architecture.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'll check it out now and put the link in the next abandoned post I do.

lectrichead said...

I have a good-sized site with abandoned buildings of Northern NY at Enjoy.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'll put the link in the next abandoned post I do.

Giannis said...

you can also check those from Greece:


ILuvNUFC said...

Cheers, good stuff.
I'll put the link in the next abandoned post I do.

Xydexx said...

Thanks for the link to my Modern Ruins page!

In recent news, some portions of Bannerman's Castle have collapsed (one section late last year, and then another section last month...). Bannerman's Castle is an abandoned weapons arsenal sitting on an island in the Hudson River in New York, just south of Beacon. Unfortunately, the remaining walls have nothing to support them, so it's only a matter of time before the rest falls down.

I took a trip up to visit the ruins last month and got some pictures. You can see them on my LiveJournal here.

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Missin Linx (aka FahQ) said...

Just started blogging my urban exploring trips. Check it out!


ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks, I'll check it out.