Bruised Summer Sky over derelict Home.

erikjohnsonhires
An abandoned house set against a bruised summer sky near Denton, Nebraska in the United States of America crackles with atmospheric electricity.
The phenomenon in this composite image—four shots taken within 20 minutes—is often called cloud-to-cloud lightning.
Image Credit: Photograph by Erik Johnson
See more via The Most Stunning Visions on Earth

Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire.

BAhbCVsHOgZmSSJIdXBsb2Fkcy9wbGFjZV9pbWFnZXMvYTk2MDk5ZDMzNTE0MzhhZmY0Xzc4MTE1NTQ4NjBfY2JiMGY3NTY3Y19iLmpwZwY6BkVUWwg6BnA6CnRodW1iSSIKOTgweD4GOwZUWwc7BzoKc3RyaXBbCTsHOgxjb252ZXJ0SSIQLXF1YWxpdHkgOTEGOwZUMAFounded in the 10th century, the ornate religious complex known as Fountains Abbey remained in active use for over 400 years and miraculously continues to stand in much its original form despite being denounced in the 1500’s.
The 70-acre site known collectively as Fountains Abbey was originally nothing more than some wooden church buildings resting on a verdant field.
The abbey was slowly expanded and converted to stone materials across its centuries of use, experiencing fires and destruction from religious opponents, each time rebuilding the abbey a bit greater.
At its height, the church complex was the largest and richest abbey in all of England, yet it was so large that it was also known to be in varied states of disrepair as no one seemed to be able to keep up the maintenance of the aging complex.
It wasn’t until Henry the VIII ordered the dissolution of all monasteries in the 1500’s that the abbey finally shut down.
After the mandated abandonment, portions of the site were destroyed, but the majority remained and over the ensuing centuries, a water garden was built around the ruins which would become almost as famous.
Despite the abandonment, the ruins ended up being fairly well maintained thanks to the care of the garden in which is was now simply a massive feature.
Thanks to this, the Fountains Abbey is the largest remaining abbey from its time and also the most well preserved.
While it is a popular tourist spot, it is also often used in television and film projects.
via Fountains Abbey | Atlas Obscura.

Chatterley-Whitfield Colliery, 1863-1977.

Chatterley-Whitfield-Colliery-abandoned-mine-4

 Chatterley Whitfield Colliery (Image: PentlandPirate).
In a country famous for its landmark industrial ruins, perhaps none are quite so haunting or neglected as Britain’s abandoned mines, collieries and quarries.
Remnants of a lost industrial age, they still dot the landscape of England, Scotland and Wales – reminders of a time when coal was king, and metal ores were mined in vast quantities.
Not only are their ruins strangely elegiac, the stories behind them are often just as melancholy too.
The story of Chatterley Whitfield is one of a once-proud colliery ground down to dust.
Officially opened in 1863, at its height it was producing one million tons of saleable coal a year – the first colliery in the United Kingdom to hit such a staggering number.
As one of the largest mines in the region, it employed thousands; its gigantic chimney becoming a local icon.
Today Chatterley Whitfield stands empty; a strangely-pristine reminder of its bygone glory days.
Closed in 1977 after it was decided the seam could be mined easier from nearby Wolstanton Colliery, it had a brief half-life as a mining museum.
It couldn’t last. By 1993, the place was in ruins.
Abandoned to the elements, it seemed a few short winters away from complete collapse.
via Urban Ghosts10 Abandoned Mines, Quarries and Collieries – Urban Ghosts.

Forgotten Places of Europe.

The French photographer David de Rueda travels the world in search of unusual places.
He is captivated by the aesthetic beauty of derelict buildings and teamed up with Nikon to create a striking photo project based on abandoned places, in Europe.
Photos by David de Rueda/Nikon/Rex Shutterstock.

4

An abandoned ferris wheel in Pripyat, the town that used to house many of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
Only 3km from the site of the disaster, Pripyat was evacuated 36 hours after the explosion.

pq

Abandoned locomotives and carriages in Budapest.
The derelict engine shed is located in the middle of a working train depot
See more images via Abandoned places – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Kyle Thompson’s ‘Ghost Town’.

kylethompson8
Kyle Thompson was born in Chicago in January 1992.
He began taking photographs at the age of nineteen after finding interest in nearby abandoned houses.
His work is mostly composed of self portraits, often taking place in empty forests and abandoned homes.
Thompson works on the notion of “ephemeral”, creating a sense of finitude and a nostalgic and poetic universe.
This is Kyle Thomson’s photos-series ‘Ghost Town’.

kylethompson1

kylethompson10See more images via Kyle Thompson’s Poetic and Troubling Photos – Fubiz Media

‘The Flooded Belfry’, Kalyazin.

Kalyazin Church, also called the “Flooded Belfry,” standing alone in the Uglich Reservoir.
This structure is all that remains of the old town of Kalyazin, which was submerged when a dam was built in in 1939.
Satellite view on Google Maps.
Image Credit: Photograph by Kichigin / Shutterstock
Source: Photos of Abandoned Russia – The Atlantic