Travel Darkly

Travel Darkly
Travel Darkly Travel Darkly

‘Dark tourism’ involves travelling to places associated with death, suffering or the macabre. The term encompasses a huge range of destinations – from dungeons, cemeteries and battlefields to medical museums and haunted pubs. The purpose of these sites varies considerably; some, like the London Dungeon, are about entertaining visitors with gory stories. Others, including sites of human atrocity like camps of genocide and the memorials and museums dedicated to their memory, are important places of remembrance and education.

Recently theorists have become interested in why dark tourist sites, and the people who visit them, are on the increase. Undoubtedly part of the fascination with ‘dark’ places is a human interest in the more morbid aspects of life – queues of traffic resulting from rubbernecking at car crashes is perhaps testament to this fact, or receiving a link to something you really don’t want to click on, but sort of do… But many of these places also touch on something deeper than that. They offer people opportunities to contemplate life, death, health, illness, history and humanity in modern society. Travel Darkly is a resource for people wishing to visit these sites.

www.traveldarkly.com
In: Abandoned, Attractions, Resources

Cemetery Statues (60 Images)

Cemetery Statues
Cemetery Statues Cemetery Statues

I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.

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In: Abandoned, Galleries, Sculpture

Modern Ruins

Modern Ruins

Documenting modern ruins since 1973, sharing online since 1995.

Sometimes I feel like a time traveler visiting the past and returning with a piece of endangered history. I’ve been trying to bring some of the past back into the present for over forty years, ever since rowing out to then-abandoned Ellis Island in 1974 when I was a senior in high school to make a 16mm film with my friend Steve Siegel. Exploring New York’s ruins was the closest thing to the frontier, and at the time New York had a lot of them.

I’ve since photographed dozens of abandoned places around the world, returning to many to capture the changes. Many have since been demolished; some, like Ellis Island and the High Line, have been restored, and some, like Greystone Park Hospital, the S.S. United States and the New York State Pavilion, are now in jeopardy.

www.modern-ruins.com
In: Abandoned, Photography

Haunted Places

Haunted Places

Looking for haunted places to visit? HauntedPlaces.org features more than 2,000 of the creepiest, most haunted places in the United States. Our mapping system allows you to clearly and efficiently sort through just the types of places you’re interested in. Give us a try, and be sure to submit a new location if you know of one that’s not already listed!

www.hauntedplaces.org
In: Abandoned, Ghosts

Antiquity Echoes

Antiquity Echoes

Sharing the abandoned scraps of history, both big and small.Our intention is to preserve, educate, and share. Consider the things found herein as small epitaphs to the often overlooked bits of history that lie rotting all around us.

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In: Abandoned, Photography

Urban Ghosts

Urban Ghosts

Urban Ghosts is an online magazine about hidden history and offbeat travel, with a focus on abandoned places, adaptive reuse architecture, art and urban living.

www.urbanghostsmedia.com
In: Abandoned
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