This factory rose on the banks of River Saône and thrived for many decades, only to later succumb to the merciless tides of post-industrialism.
Skrunda-1 belongs to a group of some 40 secret cities whose existence was a top-level national secret. They were created to hide manpower and weapons at strategic locations throughout the USSR.
Urban explorers have been sneaking onto these wild, forbidden islands just off the Helsinki mainland for years. Now, you too can go.
Late last year, we had the opportunity to visit yet another structure belonging to the first defensive belt of Lyon: Fort de Caluire, or Champignonnière de Caluire.
Welcome to sunny Kotor, Montenegro, where living is easy and urban exploration is easier still. Please find our abandoned Hotel Fjord by following the signposts we’ve helpfully created for you – and don’t forget to bring your swimsuit.
The deep, wet and unpredictable cave belongs to Krepost Sveaborg, a Russian-built landward defence zone of over 300 fortification structures in and around Helsinki.
Obod and Kosuta, two disused factories in the outskirts of Cetinje’s historical center, are relics of the city’s industrial past. But what does world-famous performance artist Marina Abramović have to do with one of them?
The former state prison and would-be cultural center in the heart of Podgorica offers a fascinating glimpse into the criminal history of Montenegro.
Only a short walk from the picturesque old town lies a grotesque reminder of the seaside resort’s tragic past: the ruin of luxury hotel Belvedere, victim of the 1991-92 Siege of Dubrovnik.
Even today, just finding former nuclear missile base Vogelsang, hidden deep in East German forests, can be a challenge. But those who do are rewarded with a singular experience.