Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion

Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion

Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion Having made more than $300 million throughout his career, boxing legend Mike Tyson was able to afford a lavish lifestyle, buying numerous mansions and cars. When he filed for bankruptcy in 2004 he was already deep in debt. Problems though had started years earlier. In the late 90s … Read more

Joy Land – abandoned theme park

Joy Land – abandoned theme park

Joyland – No joy anymore ! Location: Wichita, Kansas. Years in operation: 1949-2004 Creepy factor: 7 Decidedly more sad than spooky (save for Louie, the Wurlitzer-playing robo-clown), Wichita’s Joyland, a traditional, family-owned amusement park, became the target of rampant vandalism and destruction after closing in 2004. Margaret Russell, who ran the park … Read more

Dogpatch USA – The strange abandoned theme park

Dogpatch USA – The strange abandoned theme park

Dogpatch USA – Strange, abandoned and unloved! Location: Marble Falls, Ark. Years in operation: 1968-1993 Creepy factor: 7 When Dogpatch USA, a “rustic” theme park based on Al Capp’s Appalachia-stereotyping “L’il Abner” comic strip, finally closed its gates for good in 1993, the park itself must have breathed a giant sigh of … Read more

Creepy Abandoned Russian Cinemas

Creepy Abandoned Russian Cinemas

Abandoned Russian cinemas Between 2010 and 2011, Russian photographer Sergey Novikov travelled around Moscow and St Petersburg to take photos of old movie theaters, some of them abandoned and other reused. Novikov says “I prefer an engrossing film to disgusting popcorn. I don’t mind shifting about in a squeaky chair, soaking in … Read more

Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

Chiatura: Half Dead City of Georgia

A small city hidden in the mountaneous region of Georgia impressed photographer and traveller Pavel Morozov very much, so he spent several days there, mostly on its numerous ropeways. Chiatura is a city of miners that has dozens of functioning and broken funiculars built in the 1950s. There is an atmosphere of … Read more

Buzludzha Monument – Abandoned communist building

The strange UFO looking abandoned building

The strange UFO looking abandoned building The Buzludzha Monument was built by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the events in 1891 when the socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement with the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a fore-runner of … Read more

Beelitz-Heilstätten, or Beelitz Sanatorium – Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany

Beelitz-Heilstätten, or Beelitz Sanatorium – Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany

Spread across 200 acres of woodland south of Potsdam, this sprawling sanatorium is a veritable treasure trove for urban explorers. The construction of Beelitz-Heilstätten began in 1898, in response to the prevalence of Tuberculosis. Architect Heino Schmeiden designed the sanatorium in accordance with the ‘pavilion plan’ – four distinct quadrants segregating the … Read more