These Were Lovely Towns, Until The Waters Came And Covered Them Up

You can build to last, but it won't help if the waters come to cover up all of your amazing houses and town buildings. That's the harsh lesson that towns and villages around the world have learned too late. Just check out some haunting images of beautiful, scenic towns that have sunk underwater.… » 7/30/14 3:22pm Yesterday 3:22pm

The Joy Of Watching Huge Buildings Implode

We love staring at pictures of ruined and demolished buildings — but you know what's even more beautiful and thrilling? Looking at pictures of buildings that are in the middle of being imploded. It's a moment of transcendent beauty... and then it's over. But some of these wonderful instants have been captured forever. » 5/05/14 3:30pm 5/05/14 3:30pm

The Most Dangerous Modern Ruins for Thrillseekers and Urban Explorers

You see the hauntingly beautiful pictures of the fallen grandeur of abandoned buildings, and you think, "I want to see those for myself." But watch out. Some of the world's most fascinating modern ruins are also the most hazardous. Here are some abandoned sites that you could risk life and limb to visit. » 1/31/14 3:00pm 1/31/14 3:00pm

Why are we so fascinated by photographs of decaying buildings?

Even as we dream of shiny new futures, many of us are captivated by images of crumbling modern buildings — mental institutions that have faded from use, amusement parks reclaimed by nature, houses that will never again serve as homes. But why are we so fascinated by the art and archaeology of the very recent past? And… » 11/28/13 9:00am 11/28/13 9:00am