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Abandoned

Atomic Ruin

Atomic Ruin

Photographer Andrew Walker captured eye-popping footage of a structure that humans rarely see the inside of – the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant. This particular tower was part of a never-completed plant located in Satsop, Washington.

Abandoned: McBarge

Abandoned: McBarge

Bright Sun Films looks at one of the strangest abandoned places – a floating restaurant McDonald’s commissioned for the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver. After it closed, the Friendship 500 aka the “McBarge” sat forsaken for 28-years. But might it rise from the ashes?

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Abandoned Castles

Abandoned Castles

The Burj al Babas project planned to create a subdivision in Turkey filled with personal castles for the wealthy. However, economic woes caused the project to fail. Now, hundreds of these odd little castle McMansions remain as the world’s strangest ghost town.

Operating an Abandoned Crane

Operating an Abandoned Crane

(PG-13: Language) Renegade explorer shiey and his pals snuck their way into an abandoned factory somewhere in Eastern Europe, where they came across a big old industrial overhead crane. To their surprise, the machine wasn’t just connected to power, but it still works.

Shipwreck Kayaking

Shipwreck Kayaking

Get a unique perspective on a rusted out shipwreck, as a kayaker takes us on a slow float through the submerged innards of the Evangelia Shipwreck, which rests on Romania’s Black Sea coast. It’s surprisingly relaxing, but we can only imagine how creepy it would be in the dark.

Skeletons of Staten Island

Skeletons of Staten Island

Photographer George Ivanoff used a DJI Phantom 3 drone to provide us with a unique perspective on the numerous defunct and rusted out ships which call New York’s Arthur Kill their final resting place.

Abandoned Space Shuttle

Abandoned Space Shuttle

One of the most unusual examples of ruin porn has to be this 1/3rd scale model of Russia’s VKK Space Orbiter, which was used for wind tunnel testing in the ’80s. Aleksander Markin captured some amazing photos of the crumbling model, which has since been dismantled.

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Abandoned Silverdome BMX Ride

Pontiac, Michigan’s Silverdome was once home to the Detroit Lions. With the stadium in ruins, Red Bull let loose BMX rider Tyler Fernengal in the abandoned stadium where he pulled some epic tricks in the eerie locale. (Thanks Mike!)

Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

Red Run: The Abandonded Ski Village

The Sheffield Ski Village once was home to the UK’s largest man-made ski slope. The facility was destroyed by fire in 2012. A group of freeskiers recently returned to the abandoned slope to drum up support for bringing the park back to life.

The Unknown Cameraman

The Unknown Cameraman

The Unknown Cameraman delves into the deepest, darkest recesses of abandoned buildings and places, providing a haunting look at mankind’s not-so-distant past. There are tons of fascinating videos on his YouTube channel.

Underdrone

Underdrone

Claire & Max shot footage of abandoned locations (no, that’s NOT the real Eiffel Tower) with their drone, then flipped it on its head to make for a truly surreal viewing experience. The Danny Elfman-esque music really sets the mood.

The Fallout

The Fallout

A haunting and visually stunning demo reel shot by aerial photographers AeroCine in Pripyat, Ukraine, a once-bustling small city of 50,000 that was turned into a ghost town by the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986.

Psych Ward Skateboarding

Psych Ward Skateboarding

A creepy old psychiatric hospital in New York serves as the backdrop for JENKEM’s skateboarding video. We were waiting for them to bump into the crew from one of those ghost hunters’ TV shows. Some great still photos here.

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The Abandoned Fish Mall

The Abandoned Fish Mall

Bangkok’s New World shopping mall was abandoned back in 1999. Later, an unknown person started populating its flooded basement with koi and catfish. Jesse Rockwell captured these amazing photos of its unusual residents.

Abandoned Desert Theater

Abandoned Desert Theater

This outdoor movie theater was built in the Sinai desert of Egypt by a man with a crazy dream. Sadly, the theater was never completed because locals sabotaged its power generator. Kaupo Kikkas captured these pics of the surreal scene.

Visiting Wonderland

Visiting Wonderland

Photographer Trey Ratcliff takes us on a tour of China’s abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park, a cheap knock-off of DisneyWorld which now lays dormant and being used as farmland by villagers.

Abandoned Igloo Hotel

Abandoned Igloo Hotel

Along Alaska’s George Parks Highway sits this strange and wonderful bit of roadside Americana, an unfinished hotel inspired by the igloo, set against the majestic backdrop of the state’s natural beauty.

Detroit by Drone

Detroit by Drone

With his unmanned flying drone, YouTuber Tretch5000 takes us on a tour of some of the beauty and majesty of the urban ruins of Detroit, evoking a wave of emotion for the challenged city.

Spreepark Abandoned

Spreepark Abandoned

There’s just something so surreal about abandoned amusement parks, and this defunct park in Berlin might be our favorite yet, with its fallen dinosaurs and creepy mustachioed car.

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