Ravaged by time.
Abandoned in 1973.
A dying medium?
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kolmanskop_sand.jpg”] In the Namib desert in southern Namibia lies a ghost town known as Kolmanskop.The town was once home to approximately 1,000 miners and their children, but today only tourists with the proper permits may enter the perimeter of the “Sperrgebiet” or “Prohibited Area.”The story goes that […]
[credit provider=”Naaman Fletcher” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/naamanfletcher/sets/72157623840048290/with/4515333890/”] In 1963, Aerojet General was given a $3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to build a manufacturing and testing site for rockets that would send astronauts to the moon.The plant was constructed in the centre of Florida’s Everglades in the town of Homestead.
[credit provider=”Lotzman Katzman” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lotzman/6778723664/in/set-72157629117643668/”] Do you want to see where this country is headed? If so, don’t focus on the few areas that are still very prosperous. New York City has Wall Street, Washington D.C. has the federal government and Silicon Valley has Google and Facebook. Those are the exceptions.The […]
[credit provider=”Courtesy of Steven Bley” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenbley/sets/72157623154185943/”] Bennett College, a school for women, was founded in 1890. Located in Millbrook, New York, many privileged women passed through Bennett’s doors until it closed in 1978.Since then the school’s main building, Halcyon Hall, originally built as a luxury hotel, has remained abandoned.
[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider”] In Baltimore the wrecks stretch for blocks in every direction. Shattered windows, buckling walls, sometimes just a façade, propped up by the houses on either side.The vacant streets are punctuated by the odd meticulously-kept home; a living city slowly turning into a ghost town.