Artificial Owl : The Most Fascinating Abandoned Man-Made Creations
Metro Jacksonville’s article on Jacksonville’s own seemingly abandoned urban ruin, Hogan’s Creek, reminded us of the Artificial Owl website. Artificial Owl is essentially an online catalog of some of the greatest abandoned man-made structures found throughout the world. The selection range from shipwrecks, to airfields, military bases, even train stations. The site, especially the Visual Archive, definitely warrants a visit just to see the ghostly images of once important, bustling spaces and vehicles of not too long ago, now empty and decaying.
Hashima Island (abandoned coal mining facility and city)
Michigan Central Station (abandoned rail terminal)
Roosevelt Island Hospital (abandoned smallpox hospital)
All images via artificial owl