South Kentish Town, London UndergroundSouth Kentish Town had barely opened before it shut its doors again: victim of almost chronic under-use. Constructed in 1907, it temporarily shut down in 1924 following a strike, then simply never opened again – festering deep underground right up to the present day. These days it’s strictly off-limits, and as it forms part of an active maintenance tunnel for TFL employees getting inside undetected is virtually impossible. However, a few explorers have managed it, bringing back pictures of a vast station as gloomy as it is empty. Up on the surface the original entrance still stands: a squat, red building that now houses an off licence, curiously out of place below the high station windows. The whole place has a sort of mournful air, though the feeling of inaccessibility gives those few photos of the inside an almost mystical quality, like some rare gem. - See more at: http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/11/13-abandoned-stations-disused-platforms-london-underground/#sthash.fhlrsoIa.dpuf
Down Street, London UndergroundNeglected, unloved and fairly useless even in its own lifetime, Down Street opened its gates in 1907, only to promptly close them again in 1932 for lack of use. Situated between Green Park and Hyde Park on the Piccadilly line, it was intended to give the wealthy citizens of Mayfair easy access to the sprawling tube network – until someone realised that the Inter-War rich were exceptionally disdainful of travelling underground. When Down Street shut in the early thirties it was already in a state bordering on disuse. Today, the redbrick facade still stands – a curious utilitarian structure nestled among expensive hotels. In death, however, the station did attain some prominence: during the dark days of the Blitz, its sunken empty tunnels were home to Winston Churchill’s war cabinet. - See more at: http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/11/13-abandoned-stations-disused-platforms-london-underground/#sthash.7dru37Ny.dpuf
Nara Dreamland at night!
Source: AbandonedKansai (reddit)
Famous abandoned Japanese theme park “Nara Dreamland” at night - please click here for the whole set: http://abandonedkansai.com/2010/10/03/nara-dreamland-revisited-nighttime/
Dixie Brewing Company - Dixie Brewery began in 1907 and was founded by Valentine Merz. At the start of prohibition in 1920 the company temporarily changed their name to the Dixie Beverage Company until ban of alcohol was over. It was the last large volume brewery in the city of New Orleans until hurricane Katrina in 2005. Afterwards it was damaged and production of the beer there has ceased. It is now owned by the Veterans Association, who are transforming the area into a large hospital. They plan to renovate the facade and original building that was built for the brewery in 1907, the rest is to be demolished.
Urbex: Beelitz Heilstätten 03
Abandoned sanatorium somewhere in Germany.
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In cities across the world, abandoned mansions and other great buildings lie empty for myriad reasons. Perhaps the prosperous families that occupied them fell on hard times, or the structures themselves became inappropriate for their current use. The abandoned building above may have been a hospital which fell into disuse with the demand for more modern facilities. - See more at: http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2013/11/12-haunting-urban-ghosts-abandoned-buildings-bygone-age/#sthash.0r0LrRLt.dpuf
Hallway of a partly collapsed mental hospital in Japan
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This hospital collapsed during a volcano eruption in 1977 - here you can read the whole story and see more creepy photos taken at that hospital: http://abandonedkansai.com/2013/01/22/sankei-hospital/
Barrow Gurney hospital