This research facility in the South Island of New Zealand used to offer accomodation for researchers close to sites of scientific interest. The region offers breathtaking geological…… Read more “The Oyster As An Animal”
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 “Residual Controls”
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”
This workshop space is part of a former psychiatric hospital which once housed patients with psychotic illnesses, the senile and alcoholics. Opened in 1887, it was at…… Read more “Come Again”
We found this broken time capsule of creativity temporarily parked on the edge of a highway awaiting its inevitable and imminent collapse. A book on surrealist photography…… Read more “Photography & Surrealism”
The sun was setting over the Manawatu, New Zealand. The first stop-off on an Easter road trip that remains vivid in the memory. Below the chimney was…… Read more “Longburner”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “I See You”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “Pooh Corner”
This 17-hectare hospital site features nine buildings including a three-storey main hospital, maternity ward, maintenance and laundry. It was closed in 2006 when it was forecast $20…… Read more “To Serve You Better Through Science”
Located in Brooklyn, Wellington this Freemason’s lodge was the largest lodge in the Wellington region. The secretive Freemason’s had left a lot of treasures to be found…… Read more “The Abandoned Masonic Lodge”
This bridge was originally built to replace a flying fox that transported workers and materials between flax mills on opposite sides of the river. By the mid… Read more "River Men"
Among the many artefacts left behind at the closure of this masonic centre, one of the more interesting was a typed script for a masonic ceremony. Attempting… Read more "So Mote It Be"
It was the pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm who proclaimed that “all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others”. Pigs are similarly… Read more "But They Can Die"
From the window of #55, an informed eye studies the moody skies above the central courtyard. Glenn's 1972 Christmas present - The World Encyclopedia of the Film… Read more "Traces of Time"
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"
Prisons have existed on this site for nearly a century. For the duration of the Second World War, conscientious objectors were detained here. In the 1950’s the… Read more "Out Of Bounds"
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"
This 600 MW thermal power station has dominated its landscape since its construction in 1972, with a 198m high chimney - the second tallest structure in New… Read more "Circuit Breakers"
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"
In 1973, under the watch of Matron Grattan, this now-demolished former nurses' home at Wellington Hospital operated by "standards of conduct . . . akin to those… Read more "Good Night, Nurse"
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”
Erskine college built in 1905 is due for demolition this year and any day now the demolition crews will move in. Urbex Central decided to take one…… Read more “Rest in peace Erskine College.”
"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.”
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”
Located in a tourist town in New Zealand, this mini golf and go kart racing amusement park closed down in 2013, upon reading the reviews it is…… Read more “Abandoned New Zealand Mini golf Park”
Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia recently. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese army and the murderous…… Read more “Casino Rouge”
Exploring the abandoned former French colonial era church on Bokor Mountain in Cambodia recently. In 1978 the Vietnamese invaded Cambodia, toppling the murderous Khmer Rouge in a matter…… Read more “Church : Time”
The Sathorn Unique (aka the Ghost Tower) is a 185 meter 49 story unfinished skyscaper in downtown Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river. The proposed luxury condominium tower was…… Read more “The Ghost Tower”
In a small rural town of North Island New Zealand lives this little forgotten wall and village. Once a labour of love for the pastor of the…… Read more “New Zealand’s forgotten miniature village”
Not your usual urbex video, but exploring ruins nonetheless. This is the strange fusion temple complex of Banteay Prey Nokor in Cambodia that we visited late last year.…… Read more “Nokor”
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”