This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “The World As A Machine”
This sprawling plant was formerly operated by a firm which started trading in the late 1970’s in response to the risk of a proposed merger creating a…… Read more “Diocletian Allegories”
It was a Monday night: the 18th of March, 1946. Forgoing the novelty of home television, including Caspar The Friendly Ghost, the audience travelled in to the… Read more "Dreamspun Sherpa"
Perhaps there was some kind of neuroscience at play in this choice of images - SpongeBob SquarePants meets the lost city of Atlantis - for a mural… Read more "Man With Short Arms"
After hearing a rumor about a mysterious train tunnel in the South Island of New Zealand myself and DerelictNZ went out to investigate. Sadly our first attempt…… Read more “Abandoned South Island tunnel”
A couple of old chimneys tower over an abandoned glass factory near the village of Krushevo, in the municipality of Sevlievo, in Gabrovo Province, northern central Bulgaria.… Read more "Above The Glass"
Located in a sleepy town that has had its fair share of earthquakes lies this little aquarium on the wharf, abandoned and closed down due to… Read more "Abandoned Aquarium"
A longstanding employee of Tip Top’s bakery in Wellington succinctly documents personal and professional concerns in the year of its closure. A bakery had existed on the… Read more "Bye Bye Tip Top"
Late last year we explored the abandoned waterpark "Ho Thuy Tien" near Hue, Vietnam. This place has been fairly well documented by UE and backpackers before, so to… Read more "Waterpark"
This abandoned courthouse was built in 1913. It was designed to reflect New Zealand’s ties to the British Empire. The building was only used until 1970 as…… Read more “The Abandoned Supreme Court House, West Coast, New Zealand.”
This hospital is one of the most intact abandoned hospitals left in New Zealand. Closed in 2007 and subsequently purchased privately, this hospital has been left abandoned…… Read more “Abandoned Lower North Island Hospital”
"Black Palace" (Damnak Sla Khmao) was a little summer palace of King Sihanouk, abandoned sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's. It's located on Bokor Hill… Read more "Black Palace"
The great wall in China, one of the great wonders of the world. Although seen as a tourist destination that is well kept and maintained by the…… Read more “Abandoned Great Wall, China.”
Having had this closed down and dilapidated cement works on the radar for a couple of years, the urbexcentral crew alongside wildboyzue (UK) finally got to…… Read more “Abandoned Cement Works, South Island, New Zealand.”
We came across this dilapidated, soon to be demolished house recently after having it on our radar for quite some. After a shall we say, tight crawl…… Read more “Abandoned Cook House”
On our recent trip down in the South Island of New Zealand we found ourselves accidentally stumbling across this soon to be demolished abandoned mini golf course…… Read more “Abandoned Mini Golf In New Zealand!”
This woolen mill in the South Island of New Zealand had been through troubled times, with it being saved from closure in 2012 until once again facing…… Read more “The Mill”
This medical centre located in Wellington, New Zealand suffered an extensive fire recently under suspicious circumstances, everything was still left here like the day of the fire.…… Read more “Abandoned Wellington Medical Centre”
This building was originally the forensic’s unit of an abandoned lunatic asylum which closed for good in 2007. The decay and mold were immense in this building,…… Read more “Abandoned Forensic Lab, Lunatic Asylum, North Island, New Zealand”
This hospitality square full of pubs, clubs and a real groovy music store in Christchurch was once a hub of entertainment. Since the 2011 earthquakes devastated the…… Read more “Earthquake damaged pub square, Christchurch, New Zealand.”
I have been following this row of shops for a while now – A funeral directors, Indian shop, Community centre and hairdressers, slowly watching the place fall…… Read more “Derelict Newtown Shops, Wellington, New Zealand”
This cricket grandstand and its surrounds, built in 1925 were originally built by prison labour and they were a popular recreational spot for colonial settlers. Ninety one…… Read more “Abandoned Wellington Grandstand”
This large (by NZ standards) purpose built former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it…… Read more “Expired”
Once a thriving railway township, Rewanui was abandoned in 1985 when the railway branch was closed. The town was taken care of and preserved by its caretaker…… Read more “West Coast ghost town”
The teacher in this Bulgarian classroom clearly wanted her/his students to fully know their surroundings and themselves. Anti-fascist partisan artwork was still on display well beyond the fall…… Read more “Anatomy Class”
Another victim of the earthquakes, this historic wartime island was once used as a quarantine station, Maori fortification and a defence against Russian attacks. On arrival and after a…… Read more “New Zealand’s Island Fortress”
This derelict and forgotten film set was never actually used for filming as the movie was mothballed after running out of money. The set still stands waiting…… Read more “Kingdom’s gone!”
Built out of New Zealand native kauri wood in 1899 and the largest structure in New Zealand around in its time, this grand mansion is slated for…… Read more “The Mansion”
Built in 1916 and located in the heart of the town and next door to the town’s biggest attraction, this old hospital has sat abandoned since 2003.…… Read more “Hospital springs”
Marine land was a marine mammal park that opened in 1965 and closed in 2009 with some of the animals being relocated and some staying on until…… Read more “The Old Marine Zoo”
Images of the exterior of Christchurch Cathedral from a couple of months ago. The Cathedral was badly damaged in the February 22nd 2011 earthquake (and other aftershocks)… Read more "Cathedral"
Sitting unused and idle for the last 14 years after closing in 2001 and sitting next to an active military base, this old polytech has been a…… Read more “Abandoned Polytechnic”
Soon to be imploded, this old Police station was built in 1972, it was the 11th tallest building in the city before the earthquakes. Cautious in our…… Read more “Soon to be imploded”
This plant was closed in 2009 with a large amount of redundancies and has sat vacant ever since with attempts at re purposing the plant failing. Inside…… Read more “Derelict Meat Killing Plant”
Inside an abandoned former catholic girls school/farm/’rehabilitation unit’ we visited in mid 2013. Founded by a French sisterhood in 1953 -“the girls who came into the care of the…… Read more “The Farm”
Cargill’s castle is located on a beautiful position overlooking the pacific ocean, it is one of only two castle’s in New Zealand. Gutted by fire and restored…… Read more “Cargill’s Castle”
Standing proudly on top of the hill overlooking a lower South Island town, this once-grand hospital now sits decaying and derelict. Little positive future can be foreseeable aside from…… Read more “Hospital Down South”
It took us a while to find this morgue at this infamous abandoned mental hospital in New Zealand that has been ‘landbanked’ and left to decay since…… Read more “Nudex in the Morgue, NSFW”
Abandoned and severely crippled by the earthquake this hotel had also played host to an arsonist over the years. Cautiously venturing around the burnt ruins of this…… Read more “The Holiday Inn”
This beautiful heritage building was once a teachers college and acted as an apartment block before it was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes. There is a promise…… Read more “Teachers College”
It has been a long time since urbexcentral visited this beauty, a famous abandoned icon of our city. While the rest of the buildings fall further into…… Read more “Wellington’s Abandoned Chapel”
Abandoned since 1986 this derelict prison camp located in a remote area of the North Island in New Zealand barely resembles a prison. The prison is heavily decayed with…… Read more “Waikune Prison Part two”
This old college was a religious secondary school built in a religious “commune” solely by volunteer labour missionaries in the 1950’s who worked for the church. The school…… Read more “A Religious College”
Filmed in late 2011- this was the final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway on the South Taranaki Hospital, with at… Read more "Inhospitable"
Rural legend says this house was transported to its spectacular hilltop location sometime in the 1980’s. Allegedly the farmer who owned the property, had intended to renovate… Read more "House on the Hill"
This shopping arcade in central Christchurch was once bustling with shoppers, now damaged beyond repair it awaits its fate of demolition. The owner of the arcade before…… Read more “The Chancery Arcade”
This Chinese theme park was open from 1992 to 1999 and now sits abandoned and neglected after closing due to high entrance fees and low attendance numbers.…… Read more “Tenkaen – Abandoned China Theme Park – Japan”
This stadium was built in 1880 and has seen extensive redevelopments and financial difficulty over the years, up until the Christchurch earthquakes which have deemed the stadium…… Read more “Stadium Wasteland”
We explored this former Italian restaurant two years ago, just prior to demolition. Remiro Bresolin, a flamboyant pioneer of Italian cuisine in New Zealand and legend of Wellington's… Read more "II Casino"
We had a peek around some of the abandoned buildings and wharves on this abandoned navy base.