Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

 

Photos by Jessica Devnani

 

The old and abandoned mine

The old and abandoned mine

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old Teleglobe satellite station

The old Teleglobe satellite station

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

The old Canada Malting plant

The old Canada Malting plant

 

Photos by Jarold Dumouchel

 

Urbex - Urban exploration

Urbex : Word created from urban and exploration words. Exploration of man-made structures, usually abandoned ruins or not usually seen components of the man-made environment.

Photography and historical interest/documentation are heavily featured in the hobby and, although it may sometimes involve trespass onto private property.

Urbex Playground offers pictures from urban and rural exploration.

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Teufelsberg: the former NSA station

Berlin, (Germany)

The origin of this construction is surprising. It must first be known that it is located at the top of an artificial mountain made of rubble and other residues from the buildings destroyed during the Second World War. Then, this mountain itself is...
The old and abandoned mine

The old and abandoned mine

Heavily damaged by the time, the old copper mine is closed for several years. While its lower floors are completely flooded with muddy and stagnant water, the ground floor was, meanwhile, weakened by a sedimentary rock ceiling that collapsed in...

The old Teleglobe satellite station

The old Teleglobe satellite station

Charleston, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Built in the woods near the hamlet of Mill Village, the Teleglobe station is no longer the shadow of what it once was. Built in 1964 at a cost of $ 9 million, the vast complex was part of an extensive satellite program for the transmission of...

Shannon Park

Shannon Park

Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Built in 1949 on the shores of the Bedford Basin in Halifax, Shannon Park is a former site of the Department of National Defence (DND) that stretches on over 96.5 acres (38.8 hectares). While the site was gradually abandoned at the turn of 2000,...

The old Minas de Riotinto locomotives

The old Minas de Riotinto locomotives

Minas de Riotinto, (Spain)

We are talking about over 5000 years of mining history in this area. The landscape has been changed forever, and it looks at some places like a alien planet where red, yellow, purple mingle with green, gray and ocher.

The ten abandoned...

The old jail of the county

The old jail of the county

Project ideas abound for this old provincial jail today abandoned. The building has been closed in 2001 following the construction of a larger and more modern correctional center. More than a dozen projects have been launched in the air: a...

The old superstructures plant

The old superstructures plant

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

More than a century of expertise in the construction of mega steel structure that represents hundreds of projects from coast to coast. The company's story began in 1879 in Toronto, where a group of businessmen sniff a bargain following the...

The old board mill

The old board mill

Estrie, Quebec (Canada)

It was October 3, 2014 when it has been heard for the last time the siren for the end of the work shift. The last 180 employees picked up their belongings and closed the door behind them, thus ending an industrial history of over 125 years.

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Doel, the nuclear ghost town

Doel, the nuclear ghost town

Doel, (Belgium)

We are almost in the Netherlands, but also in the port area of the port of Antwerp in Belgium, first chemical port in Europe.

By the early 60s, the Scheldt marshes are doomed to extinction to be replaced by gigantic docks and the incessant...

The abandoned workshop

The abandoned workshop

This is the story of the saw manufacturing industry where methods have not changed for decades. The result is this building that has certainly been enlarged over the years, but the interior has retained its old-fashioned charm. You should know...

The abandoned paper mill

The abandoned paper mill

Outaouais, Quebec (Canada)

This is one of the oldest stationery in Quebec. Founded in 1851 by a american businessman, the company is composed of a half-dozen buildings on a fifteen hectares site. Saying that the site is large is an understatement, not only because it has a...

The abandoned university residence

The abandoned university residence

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Closed in 1981 following a fire that severely damaged, this former residence for men is now closed. Ironically, the fire occurred just few hours after the rector announcement of an investment of $ 200,000 to improve safety in residences whose...

The old provincial jail

The old provincial jail

Eastern Townships, Quebec (Canada)

Many mysteries surround this old abandoned building where prison traces are practically nonexistent today. In a city where people are more interested in historic buildings instead of ugly concrete and brick buildings, this old prison is located...

The abandoned power plant

The abandoned power plant

Montérégie, Quebec (Canada)

Its architecture reminds of the old ramparts of Quebec instead the image to which one is accustomed to power plants.

Yet it is part of this canadian architectural style of the late nineteenth and much of the twentieth century. One of the...

The train cemetery in Uyuni, Bolivia

The train cemetery in Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni, (Bolivia)

It is at Uyuni, a small town of just over 10,000 inhabitants located more than 3,670 meters above sea level that can be found one of the most famous train cemetery. Well, we must also say that the world's largest salty desert is located in Uyuni...

The abandoned theater

The abandoned theater

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

This is the story of a rehabilitation project who won't die. A long path of a non-profit organization that has been fighting for three years to find the funds for the renovation of a theater that is part of the cultural landscape of Montreal...

The old abandoned asbestos mine

The old abandoned asbestos mine

Région des Appalaches, Quebec (Canada)

The use of asbestos by man does not date from yesterday. Already, more than 2000 years ago, the Greeks used in making funeral clothes. Its name comes from its property to withstand fire: άσβεστος (asbestos, meaning "indestructible").

Its...

The drift of the concrete church

The drift of the concrete church

South short of Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

We must go back to 2014 to find the last traces of the religious ceremony in the church. Since then, virtually nothing has changed between its walls. Despite minimal maintenance, the cobwebs began to appear here and there between furniture and...

The abandoned Hipster hotel

The abandoned Hipster hotel

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Built in 1976, not much remains of this former 148 rooms hotel. In fact, apart from a concrete structure and graffitis, there is only industrial waste. The building has 18 floors and looks like an old white elephant amidst a changing neighborhood...

The Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris

Paris, (France)

No, this is not urbex, it is a € 10 visit at the museum. But it still remains one of the most unusual places that can be visited in Paris. The tour begins at Place Denfert-Rochereau in the 14th  arrondissement. But in fact, with a two hours...

The abandoned assembly line

The abandoned assembly line

Mauricie, Quebec (Canada)

Cynically, we could almost say that the factory is as large as the village in which it is located. You should know that we are far away in the countryside, it that kind of place where everybody know each other by his first name. At first glance,...

The old abandoned gymnastics club

The old abandoned gymnastics club

Montréal, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned in June 2014, the old movie theater had only a few decorative elements including the ceiling and its front to recall the original purpose of the building. It must be said that once closed in 1982, the intern architecture has been...

The old abandoned gymnastics club

The old abandoned gymnastics club

Gaspésie, Quebec (Canada)

Abandoned in June 2014, the old movie theater had only a few decorative elements including the ceiling and its front to recall the original purpose of the building. It must be said that once closed in 1982, the intern architecture has been...

The Dr Küss abandoned hospital

The Dr Küss abandoned hospital

Nord du pays, (France)

We are a few months away from the twentieth century. Tuberculosis remains a scourge that we can't control or even contain. The sanatorium which opened in 1899 has two missions. If the first is to treat patients, the second aims to focus on...

The Dr Küss abandoned hospital

The Dr Küss abandoned hospital

Franklin, Quebec (Canada)

We are a few months away from the twentieth century. Tuberculosis remains a scourge that we can't control or even contain. The sanatorium which opened in 1899 has two missions. If the first is to treat patients, the second aims to focus on...