In the American South, the state of Kentucky holds the William Tarr House. Located near the small town of Millersburg, the world knows this abandoned… Read More »William Tarr House: Abandoned Antebellum
Charles Lindbergh is celebrated as the first-ever solo aviator to achieve the remarkable feat of flying non-stop from New York City to Paris. As such,… Read More »Charles Lindbergh Grave Site and Its Serene Maui Chapel
You might see the Eduard Bohlen pushing through a calm sea if you look carefully. But it is sand that laps against her sides, not… Read More »Eduard Bohlen Abandoned Shipwreck on the Skeleton Coast
Hawai’i is known for its vibrant land and heavenly blue waters. The Pacific islands possess a strength, a stoic silence that you can feel all the way from the coast of California. The island of O’ahu is home to several different military facilities like Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval Base.
The Fredriksten Fortress, a famous Norwegian historical monument, was built in compliance with an express royal order. It took 40 years to build the fortress, with the construction work starting in 1661 and ending in 1701.
The idea behind the fortress was to reinforce security at the volatile Swedish-Norwegian border. The fortress is located in Halden, a Norwegian border town that neighbors Sweden. The once battle fortress is now a memorial to Scandinavian military operations.
Just east of the UK, along the southern shore of the island Klosterøy, lies the secluded Utstein monastery. The island is a mere 1.7 square… Read More »Abandoned Medieval Utstein Monastery in Norway
On the eastern shores of southern Africa, with the Indian Ocean lapping at its pristine beach, lies the thriving port city of Beira, Mozambique. On… Read More »Mozambique Ghost Ship Graveyard in Beira
The Kaniakapupu Ruins, also known as the singing of the land shells, lie in the Nu’uanu Valley on Oahu. The name refers to kāhuli or Oahu tree snails, which were once copious in the land. Kaniakapupu was constructed in the 1840s to primarily serve as the summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama, who ruled Hawai’i from 1825 to 1854.
Although no printed records show what the ruins encompass, the archeological survey conducted in 1999 indicates that the palace covered up to 10 acres of land based on the structures left behind. It is believed that the coral reefs melted in this area thousands of years ago to form mortar for the rock walls that still stand today.
In London, Canada sits a brooding collection of twenty-three abandoned, boarded-up buildings. The London Psychiatric Hospital was built to care for Canada’s mentally ill. At… Read More »London Psychiatric Hospital – Ontario’s Forgotten Asylum
On the west side of South Africa, not far from Cape Town, lies the small city of Oranjemund. Only about 4,000 people live in the… Read More »Diamond Mine Graveyard – South African Mystery Machines