There’s always a very special thrill in visiting silent and deteriorating industrial places where hundreds of men and women worked amidst loud machines decades ago. It was not a different feeling taking these photos in the abandoned power plant building of a long gone fabric factory.
As China’s economic engine slows, the steel industry is lagging with it. Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer visited the abandoned Qingquan Steel plant in Tangshan, which closed in 2014. The eerie photos depict just one of the many zombie factories that are left to rot in Hebei province, once home to China’s…
In first-time feature director Eytan Rockaway’s spooky thriller, a mentally fragile woman ventures down a career path that’s probably not what the doctor ordered. She’s a security guard at a decaying apartment building that may or may not be haunted, but it is definitely rippling with bad juju.
The abandoned halls of the Ganz Danubius Shipyard and Crane Factory in Budapest are the haunting remains of a once-flourishing industry established more than an hundred years ago in the Austro-Hungarian empire.
Certain parts of the U.S. have teetered into decline. Places designed to bring joy are now rotting quietly, wrapped in weeds. Seph Lawless, an artist and chronicler of all things ruin-related, recently visited several of these abandoned amusement parks. He returned with some pretty creepy pictures. We’ve got a gallery.
A single abandoned building can be a gloomy thing, an apocalyptic scene in miniature. But what about when an entire island is built up, inhabited by humans, and then left to rot? As these videos show, they look like footage from the end of the world.
We love photographs of grand, abandoned buildings, where we can see what happens when once-luxurious digs fall into decay. But there’s something special about taking a video tour of a crumbling mansions... something that makes the experience a little creepier.
Yeesh. Project Senium took a tour of an abandoned asylum and seeing the decay and emptiness and mess is quite unsettling. And then imagining the stories the walls could tell and then thinking about the people who walked through the halls and then having to convince yourself that ghosts aren’t real sure makes your…
The McBarge was a floating McDonald's restaurant constructed for Expo '86 in Vancouver, but after the expositions ended, it never saw another bag of french fries. Today, the McBarge sits empty in British Columbia's Burrard Inlet, although its owner hopes to someday turn it back into a working restaurant.
The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and…
There is a hidden industrial gem north of Lake Balaton, near Balatonfűzfő, Hungary, and when I say hidden I mean it. Because what else do you call the bare remains of a wartime power station 30 feet deep under the ground? Luckily I got a chance to bring my camera inside the haunting corridors of this long gone…
I don't know why this is so unsettling. The eerie music and the fact that the drone is taking footage from abandoned places doesn't help but it's also mostly because the world is literally flipped upside down and my normally aligned brain can't begin to process that without melting a little bit.
Tourism is a funny thing. Sometimes hot spots are hot, prompting opportunistic developers to build. And sometimes they're not. (The outbreak of a civil war is a great way to shut down a tourist destination.) Photographer Dietmar Eckell has spent the past several years visiting the hotels and resorts that got left…
Many abandoned buildings take on a slightly creepy aspect just because of their decay. But then there are places that are not only abandoned, but also house tables once used for dissections and chambers that once stored dead bodies, like Freie Universität Berlin's former Institute of Anatomy.
Some of the buildings that tower high over city skylines are actually modern ruins in the making, their vast interiors abandoned or never completed. These tall buildings may be impressive on the outside, but their insides go unused.
This is Rummu, an abandoned soviet prison and forced labor open mine located in Estonia. Underground waters flooded the quarry and the place oddly went from being a horrible punishment facility to become one of the most enjoyable beaches I've ever seen.
These malls were once bustling hubs of commerce, but after a few years of neglect, they went from Mallrats to Dawn of the Dead. Now they would be the perfect sets for a movie where shoppers have been replaced by survivalists.
Bangkok's New World Mall was once a shopping center, but today it serves as a giant fish pond, its waterlogged lower level completely overtaken by koi.
I don't really care about Jurassic World—Jurassic Park 4, if you prefer—but abandoned amusement parks are awesome. When I heard that the movie is being shot in this amazing abandoned Six Flag in New Orleans, beautiful images of huge dinosaurs running around this gorgeous place started to pop into my mind.
Over three years after the catastrophic earthquake in Japan, the town of Tokioma near the Fukushima nuclear power plant remains abandoned. Or, more specifically, the radioactive soil beneath Tokioma remains too dangerous for humans to return home. Drones, on the other hand, have an easier time getting around.