A Ticket to the End of the World

If you've watched with envy as the internet fills up with endless photo galleries of abandoned buildings in Detroit, perhaps now is your time to get in on the action: for the low, low price of only $45, you can buy a ticket and take locally-run "tours of abandoned factories, churches and schools." A Detroit ruin tour… » 12/27/13 1:00pm 12/27/13 1:00pm

Parts of New York City Are Built on the Ruins of English Cathedrals

Last week, Jalopnik's Michael Ballaban posted about what is easily one of my favorite urban stories of all time, which is that parts of Manhattan are actually built on the wartime ruins of English towns—churches, homes, pubs, libraries, shops, and businesses—all shipped to the U.S. as ballast during World War II. » 12/23/13 11:00am 12/23/13 11:00am

The Technology of Archaeology

Following on from this weekend's International Archaeology Day, Gizmodo thought we'd take a quick look at some of the uses of digital technology in discovering, researching, and documenting historic sites, from the ancient to the comparatively recent, from the urban to the rural. It's our own day of archaeology here… » 10/21/13 1:07pm 10/21/13 1:07pm

Ever Wonder What Happened to the Water-Parks of Your Childhood?

Waterparks are a much-beloved pastime for those who endured those sticky summer days. With the dreaded heat and humidity just around the corner, reading the blog post at Vice's Motherboard on abandoned water-parks is the perfect way to prepare yourself. The post by Michael Byrne chronicles the sad stories of water… » 3/22/12 7:20pm 3/22/12 7:20pm