L i n k s
My Flickr: architecture, ephemera, rural decay, psychogeography, curiosities and countryside.
E x p l o r e r s
Stunning, mostly black and white photography of the crumbling industry and great institutions of Britain.
Impressive portfolio of abandoned places in mainland Europe. Emotive images and well-structured narratives with a great innovative web design.
An excellent (though little updated) website dedicated to documenting and recording the relics of past industry in Britain
A seldom updated but masterfully written and illustrated record of explorations of derelict spaces chiefly in the East of England. Thoughtful and engaging.
The Nostalgic Glass
Deliciously evocative photography of abandonments in Russia and the USA, and a beautifully designed website to boot.
For those who prefer exploration of the subterranean variety: excellent photography and tales of secret tunnels, labyrinthine drains and urban deadspace.
A photography-based website mainly concerned with former lunatic asylums, highly selective but all the better for it.
One of the oldest and most popular 'UrbEx' sites: brilliant and well-researched with entertaining narratives and photography, but a little bewildering to navigate at times. Probably the ultimate authority on the late, legendary Cane Hill Hospital in Coulsdon, Surrey.
Tomboy-urbex contains photographic and written reports of normally unseen or off-limits places, ruins and ‘haikyo’ in Japan, Europe and the USA.
The Time Chamber
Well-photographed and well-researched; a website dedicated to the interest that two brothers share in the social history that surrounds them, derelict buildings, the great outdoors and music that accompanies them on their journeys.
A r t i s t s / P h o t o g r a p h e r s
An unique and remarkable collaborative project blending art, interactive animation and photography of derelict spaces. Brilliant and creepy, perhaps not one to view alone when it's dark.
A well- written and photographed 'blog format site dealing with wasteland, transient and derelict spaces in the urban environment.
Fritz Fabert: Archäologie der Arbeit
An inpiring German photography project featuring artefacts found in derelict spaces, literally, 'the archaeology of work'.
Decay and Desolation ~ Perceptions of Broadland and Beyond
Fine art photography by Brian Wells featuring ruined and derelict places in the Norfolk Broads. Spendid rural decay pictures.
Grand Declines: Welsh Ruined Mansions
A one-man project to photograph the lost great houses and vanished estates of Wales, and some of the humbler homes too.
C a m p a i g n s
Save Britain's Heritage
SAVE has been campaigning for historic buildings at risk since its formation in 1975 by a group of architects, journalists and planners. It is one of the foremost campaign groups for the Britain's built heritage
The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings
"The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage."
The Victorian Society
A society set up to champion the cause of Victorian and Edwardian buildings, recognising that they are are irreplaceable, cherished, diverse, beautiful, familiar and part of our everyday life.
R e s o u r c e s
Sadly not updated since 2006, but still by far the best and most accessible resource on the former County Asylums of England and Wales.
Iain Sinclair is a British writer, documentarist, film maker, poet, flaneur, metropolitan prophet and urban shaman, keeper of lost cultures and pioneer of new ways of looking at the Urban Environment.
A new way of looking at the everyday landscape, a website for walkers, artists who use walking in their art, students, urbanists, geographers, site-specific performers, town planners and un-planners, urban explorers, entrepreneurs and activists who don’t want to drive to the revolution.
Urban explorer, writer, archaeologist, filmmaker and general phenomenological ontologist Bradley Garrett's website provides an academic and cultural viewpoint on urban exploration and infiltration.
Urban Exploration Resource
A Manifesto for the Urban Explorer with links and resources from across the world