Joyland: An abandoned amusement park in Kansas.

Joyland: An abandoned amusement park in Kansas. Joyland was once the largest theme park in central Kansas but today it remains abandoned and vandalised. It opened in 1949 and it remained in continuous operation for 55 years, until 2004 when it shut down due to economical troubles and safety concerns. The park had more than […]

Morning Cloud over Huangshan Falls.

Image Credit: Photograph by thierry bornier. I captured this image in the early morning in the Yellow Mountains, China. Behind this image there is a story. I was climbing at 3 am to reach the waterfall, when as I arrived I could see in the dark the cloudy image surrounding the Huangshan Falls. My hope […]

Magical Ronda.

Looking Like something out of the mind of J.R.R. Tolkien, the city of Ronda, Spain is perched high atop the two cliff faces of the El Tajo canyon as though a fissure opened and swallowed the interior of the city. The city of Ronda was first established in the time of Julius Caesar and has […]

Is Polveglia Haunted?

A quarantine station, a dumping ground for plague victims, more recently a mental hospital — the tiny island of Poveglia in the Venice Lagoon has served many unpleasant purposes over the years, but today it stands empty, a crumbling collection of abandoned buildings and weeds run riot just two miles from the glittering palaces of […]

The Port Arthur Convict Coal Mine.

When an outcrop of coal was discovered at Plunkett Point by surveyors in 1833, immediate plans were made by the government to exploit the area. A local supply of coal for the colony was not the only benefit envisaged by Lt. Governor Arthur: “I think it is not possible that better employ will be found […]

Goussainville-Vieux Pays.

All images by TiBo. Just 12 miles north of central Paris lies one of the world’s most fascinating and tragic ghost towns. Wandering into the picturesque farming village of Goussainville-Vieux Pays is like stepping back in time. Virtually abandoned for over 40 years, the end effectively came for the pretty Parisian suburb when the cutting-edge […]

Ruins of the Mayan City of Palenque.

Image: Jan Harenburg, A fairly recently discovered ruined city lying in the protective embrace of the Mexican jungles, Palenque is one of the most breathtaking of all Mayan ruins. Known for its intricate carvings and as the resting place of Pakal the Great, the city was once a thriving metropolis between 500 and 700 AD […]

The Forgotten Chateau in the Ardennes.

All images by Tom Blackwell – Lucid Dreams This isn’t the first time Urban Ghosts has featured the forgotten Chateau de Noisy, venturing beyond the foreboding Gothic facade to scenes of dereliction and decay within. But this haunting series of photographs by urban explorer Tom Blackwell beautifully captures the atmosphere of the abandoned building in […]

The Shah Cheragh Mosque, Iran.

Visiting the Shah Cheragh mosque in Shiraz, Iran can be a sombre and, for lack of a better word, religious experience, yet the interior of the central temple looks as though a disco ball exploded, covering nearly every surface with glittering shards of glass and mirror. The site began as a funereal monument with a […]

Bristlecone Pine Forest.

The Great Basin Bristlecone Pines, or Pinus longaeva, is a long-living species of tree found in the higher mountains of the southwest United States. Bristlecone pines grow in isolated groves in the arid mountain regions of six western states of America, but the oldest are found in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White […]