The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old abandoned airport of Athens

The old airport of Athens Elliiniko International Airport was the first, and for all its 60 years of operation, primary airport of the Greek capital. Its construction begun in 1938 but was cut short due to World War II. During the Nazi occupation of Greece, Kalamaki airfield, as it was known then, … Read more

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Abandoned Alberta: Ghost Towns

Bankhead, Alberta A small coal mining town that existed near Banff in the early twentieth century, Bankhead came to be after the Anthracite mine closed down. Bankhead mine began supplying coal for the locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but closed after complaints of poor coal quality and constant labour strikes. Bankhead, … Read more

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong

Abandoned TV studios in Hong Kong Near the Che Kung temple, in Ho Chung village of Hong Kong there is an old industrial building. A factory at first, it was later converted to TV studios for Hong Kong’s ATV channel. The studios were abandoned during the 2000’s as the channel moved to … Read more

Secret abandoned military bunker in Greenland

Abandoned secret bunker in Greenland revealed

Inside an abandoned military bunker in Greenland In the northwest of Greenland, near one the northernmost towns in the world, there’s an abandoned secret Nike-Hercules missiles launch site at Thule Air Base. Flickr user ÐøÇ, visited the frozen underground facilities. The photographer writes: Rain and snow fall in from vents. The snow … Read more

Murphy’s Ranch: Abandoned Nazi Camp in Santa Monica

Murphy's Ranch: Abandoned Nazi Camp in Santa Monica

The strange history. In the early 1900′s, during the second world war, Winona and Norman Stephens were convinced by a German named Herr Schmidt that when Germany ultimately won the war, the American government would not be able to stay afloat thus leading to a time of anarchy in the United States. … Read more

The German abandoned bowling alley

The German abandoned bowling alley

The burnt-out shell of Süd-Bowling in Steglitz suggests happier times were had here before. It used to be one of the city’s most successful bowling alleys, with 16 lanes. Now the old Kegelbahn has none. It has been abandoned, ignored, burnt and shat upon so often nobody remembers what it was before … Read more

Joyland: An abandoned amusement park in Kansas

Joyland: An abandoned amusement park in Kansas

Joyland: An abandoned amusement park in Kansas Joyland was once the largest theme park in central Kansas but today it remains abandoned and vandalised. It opened in 1949 and it remained in continuous operation for 55 years, until 2004 when it shut down due to economical troubles and safety concerns. The park … Read more

The strange abandoned ‘Model Prison’ of Cuba

The strange abandoned 'Model Prison' of Cuba

The abandoned ‘Model Prison’ of Cuba Built by dictator Gerardo Machado in the Isla de la Juventud, ‘Presidio Modelo’, the Model Prison was where everyone who went to jail for more than 180 days in Cuba was sent. It opened in 1936 but it’s construction began a decade earlier. The prison was … Read more

An abandoned NSA spying station in Berlin

An abandoned NSA spying station in Berlin

An abandoned NSA spying station in Berlin Teufelsberg (German for Devil’s Mountain) is an artificial hill in west Berlin built by Second World War rubble. On top of that hill is where the American National Security Agency (NSA) built one of its largest listening stations. ‘The Hill’, as it was known to … Read more

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines

An abandoned mansion in the Philippines “The Ruins” as the locals call it, is an abandoned mansion located in Talisay City in the Negros Occidental province of the Philippines. The mansion was the ancestral home of sugar baron Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson, built in the 1900’s in memory of his wife Maria … Read more

Holy Land USA: An abandoned Bible theme park

Holy Land USA: An abandoned Bible theme park

Holy Land USA: An abandoned Bible theme park In 1940, Roman Catholic attorney John Baptist Greco, opened Holy Land USA, a Bible-inspired theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut. Greco, a Waterbury native, wanted the community to be able to better understand the Bible. His vision was a place for all people, regardless of … Read more

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

Amazing abandoned strip club – Japan

This abandoned Japanese strip club was discovered somewhere around Okayama prefecture by blogger and urban explorer abandonedkansai. Little are known about the place besides its name “Sightiseeing Theater”, an euphemism. The photographer describes his exploration: It seems like the entrance fee was 3000 Yen […] To the right was a side entrance … Read more

Strange abandoned dome houses – Florida, USA

Strange abandoned dome houses – Florida, USA

Built in 1980 at Cape Romano, these dome constructions was a DIY project of retired oil producer Bob Lee. His family spent much of the 80’s nside the self-sustaining and solar-powered homes but started visiting less after 1992 when hurricane Andrew caused damage in the area but not the dome houses themselves. … Read more

China’s Abandoned Wonderland

China's Abandoned Wonderland

One of the most famous abandoned theme parks has to be China’s Abandoned Wonderland “Wonderland” was supposed to be the Chinese version of Disneyworld. The ruins of what would be the biggest theme park in Asia are situated just 45 minutes outside the center of Beijing, on a 100-acre plot of land. … Read more

Abandoned – Black Canyon Greyhound Park

Abandoned – Black Canyon Greyhound Park

The Black Canyon Dog Track was opened in 1967 by the Funk family. With the newly built I-17, Phoenicians had easy access to the greyhound races in the nearby town of Black Canyon, located 40 miles north of present day Phoenix. Working with Western Racing Inc. from Delaware, the Funk family continued … Read more

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Street Art

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Street Art

Renowned street artist Hanksy thought it was a shame that an abandoned brownstone in Manhattan was going to waste, so he invited a few friends to join him in turning the multilevel building into a gallery. Guests who were invited to attend the gallery were told how to find the building by … Read more

The Once Abandoned Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport Now Ashes

The Once Abandoned Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport Now Ashes

Known as the Motorcycle Graveyard of Lockport this company was established by Kohls Cycle Sales after collecting over 50 years worth of motorcycles and related parts. From the early 1970′s the building on Gooding Street became the headquarters for this growing business. In 1997 the building with all the motorcycles was sold … Read more

The haunted abandoned Willard Asylum – New York

The haunted abandoned Willard Asylum – New York

The haunted and abandoned Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane is a building complex in Willard, New York, near Seneca Lake. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The property once included farmland that was farmed by the residents. The nearby cemetery is the final resting ground … Read more

The Abandoned, Haunted Mansions of Brush Park, Detroit

The Abandoned, Haunted Mansions of Brush Park, Detroit

Conceived in the 1850s by entrepreneur Edmund Brush, the eponymous neighbourhood comprised 24 city blocks totally around 300 Victorian, Second Empire and Romanesque homes, many of them opulent mansions. But Brush Park’s decline came during the early 20th century, when cars and trolleys made it possible for wealthy residents to live away … Read more

The abandoned Yasser Arafat International Airport on the Gaza Strip

The abandoned Yasser Arafat International Airport on the Gaza Strip

Gaza International Airport, Gaza strip Also known as Yasser Arafat International Airport, this airport served the Gaza strip. Opened in 1998, 700,000 passengers passed though it a year, but not for long. In December 2001 Israeli forces shelled its radar station and control tower, putting it out of action. A few weeks … Read more

The abandoned Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany

The abandoned Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Germany

Built in 1923, Berlin-Tempelhof closed to passengers in October 2008. Until the construction of the Pentagon, it was the largest building in the world. It played a key role in the Berlin Airlift but over the years it became obsolete. Today ‘Tempelhof Field’ is the largest public park in the city and … Read more

New Yorks Abandoned Coignet Stone Building

New Yorks Abandoned Coignet Stone Building

Coignet Stone was the first concrete structure in New York City and may well be the last abandoned building in Gowanus. Now a two story lump of crumbling red brick on 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, its façade was once heralded by the Brooklyn Eagle as the neighborhood’s bright spot: “Located where … Read more

Abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades

Abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades

Out of order, order! Inside imposing abandoned Victorian crown court left to rot for nearly two decades Sheffield’s Old Town Hall was built in 1808 and subsequently used as a courthouse for 100 years The Grade II-listed building has remained completely untouched since it was abandoned in the 1990s. These eerie images … Read more

Heritage USA – The abandoned theme park

Heritage USA – The abandoned theme park

Heritage USA – The Abandoned Theme Park This is the amusement park that Our Lady of the Tattooed Eyebrows built. At its height in the mid-1980s, Heritage USA, a Jesus theme and water park built by fiery PTL televangelist Jim Bakker and his then-wife, the late Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, was a … Read more

Abandoned Haunting Seaplane

Abandoned Haunting Seaplane

It’s a beautiful seaplane abandoned between the sea and the desert of Saudi Arabia and it’s been left there for almost 50 years. The plane is a PBY-5A Catalina, a military American seaplane from the 1930’s. It’s is located on a beach off the Strait of Tiran on the Saudi Arabia side … Read more

Lee Plaza, Detroit – The abandoned hotel

Lee Plaza, Detroit – The abandoned hotel

Lee Plaza Much of the city of Detroit is a dystopian wasteland of abandoned structures. According to the White House Blight Task Force, some 80,000 buildings sit empty in the city. One of the most magnificent and eerie is the Lee Plaza, a 15-story art deco behemoth built in 1929. This residential … Read more

The abandoned Diplomat Hotel

The abandoned Diplomat Hotel

Left rotting for 30 years! Most people around the world flock to tropical locales like the Caribbean to spend their vacations. However, in much of the Philippines, it is so oppressively hot that vacations are often spent in Baguio City, an area known for its cool summers. Baguio is home to many … Read more

Japanese holiday resorts abandoned and left to rot!

Japanese holiday resorts abandoned and left to rot!

Covered in dirt and falling apart, this resort was abandoned 40 years ago and left to the mercy of the elements. The one-time holiday camp in Japan’s Izu peninsula fell victim to changing times at the turn of the 1970s. As in Britain, that period saw Japan’s domestic tourist industry in steep … Read more

The abandoned Grossinger’s Catskill Resort And Hotel

The abandoned Grossinger's Catskill Resort And Hotel

The Grossinger’s Catskill Resort And Hotel has been left to rot for 26 years! Grossinger’s Resort in the Catskill Mountains of New York is probably best-known as one of the inspirations for Dirty Dancing, Patrick Swayze’s star vehicle. During its heyday in the 1950s and ’60s, Grossinger’s was one of the jewels … Read more