Abandoned Castles

Author: Kieron Connolly

Publisher: Abandoned

ISBN: 9781782745228

Category: Abandoned buildings

Page: 224

View: 5678

From ancient times to the end of the 19th century, this book explores more than 100 forts, castles and defensive strongholds from all around the globe.

Haunted Places

Author: Robert Grenville

Publisher: Abandoned

ISBN: 9781782745211


Page: 224

View: 1098

From palaces to prisons, from an 11th century Château in France to The Island of the Dolls in Mexico City, Haunted Places features the world's most fascinating spooky locations.

Abandoned Places

The Photographer's Selection

Author: Henk Van Rensbergen

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers

ISBN: 9789401418072

Category: Photography

Page: 224

View: 8996

In Abandoned Places: The Photographer's Selection photographer Henk Van Rensbergen collects the most fascinating photographs of abandoned buildings from all over the world. With Abandoned Place 1, Van Rensbergen earned his place amongst the major photographers. His photos of mysterious abandoned castles, factories and hospitals were internationally acclaimed. In the two other books in the series he discovered a whole range of abandoned places across the world. This photographer's choice shows the evolution of Van Rensbergen's art.

Abandoned Places

A Photographic Exploration of More Than 100 Worlds We Have Left Behind

Author: Kieron Connolly

Publisher: Abandoned

ISBN: 9781782743941

Category: Abandoned buildings

Page: 224

View: 5681

From forgotten railway stations to flooded shopping malls, from secret Cold War bunkers to radiation zones, Abandoned Places explores more than 100 fascinating lost worlds from all around the globe.

Abandoned Mansions of Ireland

Author: Tarquin Blake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848892781


Page: 348

View: 7509

A stunning collection of photographs of abandoned Irish country mansions, offering a glimpse into what were some of Ireland's most distinguished homes.

Ghostly Ruins

America's Forgotten Architecture

Author: Harry Skrdla

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568986159

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 1177

"Perhaps eeriest of all are the ghost towns of Bodie, California and Centralia, Pennsylvania, where a trash fire in a nearby mine exploded into an underground inferno in 1962. The fire still blazes today. Skrdla shows you all this and more, telling the tale of each place in its prime and the story behind its fall, accompanied by more than two hundred photographs depicting these locations at both yesterday's historic heights and today's decrepit depths."--BOOK JACKET.

Forbidden Places

Exploring Our Abandoned Heritage

Author: Sylvain Margaine,David Margaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782915807820

Category: Travel

Page: 254

View: 8084

Head off to explore the filming location of 12 Monkeys, Michael Jackson’s hometown turned ghost town, Berlin’s 1936 Olympic Village, deconsecrated churches, forgotten castles, deserted train stations, prisons and mental asylums, a cemetery of rusted locomotives, abandoned steel factories, phantom metro stations, and more. For 10 years, Sylvain Margaine has traveled the world in search of these forbidden and forgotten places. An exceptional photographic report.

Abandoned Wrecks

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Abandoned

ISBN: 9781782745204

Category: Aircraft hulks

Page: 224

View: 4130

From ships left high and dry after the retraction of the Aral Sea to Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic, from a rusting railway graveyard in Bolivia to abandoned World War II cars in a Swedish forest, from aircraft frozen in time in Antarctica to streetcars sidelined in Brooklyn, New York, Abandoned Wrecks explores over 100 fascinating sites from all around the world. Aside from the peculiar beauty of rusting hulks on forgotten battlefields, anemone-covered battleships on the seabed and cars being consumed by forests, the images and text introduce us to unusual stories: how a car standing on its nose in the Nevada desert has inspired an artist into making a design feature from junked cars, a Canadian schooner that sank in 1885 and rests preserved to this day in a harbor in Lake Huron, and a space shuttle left gathering dust in a hangar. With 170 outstanding color photographs of cars, trains, ships, submarines, tanks, aircraft and even a space shuttle, Abandoned Wrecks is a brilliant pictorial work showcasing these battered time capsules and their stories of wars, natural disasters, changing fortunes, tastes and fashions.


The most beautiful and forgotten places from around the world

Author: N.A

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473550963

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 6716

The places time forgot From the magical empty theatres of Detroit to the lost playgrounds of Chernobyl, there are places across the globe that were once a hub of activity, but are now abandoned and in decay. With nature creeping in and reclaiming these spots, we are left with eerie crumbling ruins and breathtaking views that offer us a window into the past and capture our imagination. Abandoned showcases the very best photographs from around the world documenting this phenomenon. More immersive than a museum and more human that a lecture, abandoned photography has given the world an exciting way to look at our history and the places we have long neglected. Compiled and curated by photographer and former urban explorer, Mathew Growcoot.

World War II Abandoned Places

Author: Michael Kerrigan

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 9781782745495

Category: Historic sites

Page: 224

View: 515

This title explores more than 100 bunkers, pillboxes, submarine bases, forts, and gun emplacements from the North Sea to Okinawa. Included are defensive structures, such as the Maginot Line on France's eastern border with Germany, Germany's own western and eastern border defences, and the Atlantic Wall, the German-built bunkers and pillboxes on the coast from Denmark down to Brittany.

Haunted Hotels

Author: Sarah Parvis

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1597165743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 554

Explores eleven haunted hotels.

Ghost Towns

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782745501


Page: 224

View: 2733

Abandoned Villages and Ghost Towns of New England

Author: Thomas D'Agostino

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764330766

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 5429

Abandoned villages hold mysteries that only ghosts can reveal. Read accounts forgotten places, such as flooded Flagstaff, Maine, that contains the spirits of former residents still clinging to homes now nothing more than foundations or cellar holes. Visit Dudleytown, Connecticut, where residents fell victim to demons, murder, and insanity. Stroll through Massachusetts's Dogtown Common, a dead village of witches, werewolves, and ghosts. Whether you decide to explore these ghost towns or just read about them, you will not forget the people who made them history. Some still await your arrival if not in person, then in spirit.

Abandoned America

The Age of Consequences

Author: Matthew Christopher

Publisher: Editions Jonglez

ISBN: 9782361950941

Category: Photography

Page: 240

View: 5427

Throughout the ages, mankind has been fascinated by the ruins of previous societies. The desire to gain a greater understanding of our past has driven archaeologists, artists, and scholars from across the world to study the vestiges of lifestyles that have vanished in an attempt to capture their mystique and beauty. Originally intended as an examination of the rise and fall of the state hospital system, Matthew Christopher s Abandoned America rapidly grew to encompass derelict factories and industrial sites, schools, churches, power plants, hospitals, prisons, military installations, hotels, resorts, homes, and more. Through his collection of writing and photography, Christopher has spent the last decade documenting the ruins of one of the greatest civilizations the world has ever known: our own. Exploring sites like the charred remains of the Hotel Do De, the rusted cells of the Essex County Jail Annex, the sublime majesty of the Church of the Transfiguration, or the eerie and dilapidated remnants of the New Castle Elks Lodge, the work spans architectural treasures left to the elements and then all too often lost forever."

Abandoned America

Dismantling the Dream

Author: Matthew Christopher

Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

ISBN: 9781908211422

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

View: 9680

In "Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream," internationally acclaimed photographer Matthew Christopher continues his examination of the ruins dotting American cities as quiet catastrophes that have affected not only the nation's past but also its present and future.

Lost Cities

Beauty in Desolation

Author: Flame Tree Studio,Julian Beecroft

Publisher: Abandoned Places

ISBN: 9781786645289

Category: Extinct cities

Page: 192

View: 3115

Ancient civilisations in Vietnam, the lost cities of the Amazon, the cities and towns of humankind have fought for space against the overwhelming power of nature. We think we've mastered it, but discoveries across the world show abandoned cities, their proud buildings now flooded, overtaken by the forests, nature taking back what once was its own, with the slow, relentlessness of time. But there are modern places too, towns built by corrupt local officials that were never occupied, amusement parks closed due to terrible tragedy, settlements sinking ineluctably into the mud, cities destroyed by radiation, these are the remnants of a generation, an entire society wiped from the earth, leaving only dismembered traces of memory. This exotic, powerful new book evokes the eerie, haunted places that retain small touches of humanity: a car with only one wheel, a battered doll, torn shirts on a washing line, a broken ferris wheel, all of them are shattered dreams that dwell now only in the imagination.

Lost, Texas

Photographs of Forgotten Buildings

Author: Bronson Dorsey

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623496179

Category: Photography

Page: 244

View: 9074

In Lost, Texas: Photographs of Forgotten Buildings, Bronson Dorsey takes us on a tour of old, abandoned buildings in Texas that evoke the mystique of bygone days and shifting population patterns. With a skilled photographer’s eye, he captures the character of these buildings, mostly tucked away in the far corners of rural Texas—though, surprisingly, some of his finds are in the midst of thriving communities, even, in one case, the Dallas metroplex. Most of the buildings are abandoned and in a state of decay, though a handful have been repurposed as museums, residences, or other functional structures. Encompassing all regions of the state, from the Piney Woods to the Panhandle, the images in Lost, Texas evoke distinctive memories of the past. They grant a sense of how those who preceded us lived and how the Texas of earlier days became the Texas of today. Some of the historic sites include a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Beeville, a lumberyard built over two generations, a beautiful, mission-style schoolhouse raised in a small farming community, the skeleton of a boomtown gas station near the Yates oilfield, and what remains of the only silver mining operation in Texas. With Dorsey as a guide, readers may explore these hidden and neglected gems and learn the basic facts of their origins and intended uses, as well as the principal reasons for their demise. Along the way and in the background, he quietly makes the case for preserving these buildings that, while no longer central to the ongoing function of their communities, still serve as important emblems of the past.

Exploring English Castles

Evocative, Romantic, and Mysterious True Tales of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles

Author: Edd Morris

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1634500091

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5828

A guide to some of the most historical and picturesque castles in England for romantics and Anglophiles alike. Castles have shaped England. For almost one thousand years, castles have been the settings of siege and battle, dens of plotting and intrigue, and refuges for troubled kings. Today, the romantic yet ruinous shapes of once grand fortresses stud the English countryside—a reminder of turbulent times past. Exploring English Castles provides readers with a breathtaking tour through the grandest castles of England. It brings ruins to life through true stories of royalty, chivalry, deception, and intrigue, played out within formerly majestic walls. Uncover the secret of Bodiam Castle, Sussex—a fortress seemingly from a fairy tale, built for a knight returning from the Hundred Years’ War. Discover how Mary Tudor, first queen of England, took refuge in Framlingham Castle, Suffolk, overturning a wily plot to deny her the throne. Unearth a delicate love story between Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, which unfolds against the genteel backdrop of Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire. Filled with evocative photographs, awe-inspiring historical tales, and gentle humor, Exploring English Castles will delight any armchair historian, travel aficionado, or fan of historical fiction.