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That Creepy, Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Is Reopening This Summer

The Land of Oz has sat decaying since 1980, nestled at the top of a mountain in North Carolina.
Kara Weisenstein
4.24.18
Design

Fascinating Photographs of Europe's Perishing Palaces

Remarkable images of decaying European villas by Mirna Pavlovic go on display at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb.
Tanja M. Laden
11.1.16
Creators

North Carolina's Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Will Haunt You

Don't go looking for rainbows here...
Luis Carreño
4.7.16
Photography

North Carolina's Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Will Haunt You

Don't go looking for rainbows here...
Luis Carreño
4.7.16
Travel

A Museum Is Preserving the Artifacts of Old Detroit and Turning Them into Art

As the Detroit Blight Task Force begins tearing down the city's crumbling buildings, the artists of the Seafoam Palace are trying to save the wreckage and transform it into something new.
Allie Gross
10.8.14
Travel

Inside the Crumbling Walls of Kabul's Abandoned Palace

The Dural Aman Palace was built as an earthly attempt at heavenly perfection in the early 1920s. Its name means the “Abode of Peace,” but the palace has been shelled nearly out of existence during the last 30 years of war. Now, it is home to a small...
Roc Morin
1.23.14
Motherboard Blog

The Ultimate Detroit Ruin Porn

Skiing through the post-apocalypse.
Brian Merchant
12.10.13
Travel

I Kayaked to New York City’s Abandoned North Brother Island

In a city crammed with 8 million people, North Brother Island has sat abandoned since the 1960s. It's about a thousand feet from the shores of the South Bronx, and over the centuries it's been home to quarantined smallpox victims and Typhoid Mary, NYC...
Roc Morin
8.30.13
Travel

Development’s Debris: China’s Secret Battlefields

China’s cities are strewn with hidden rubble fields, vast apocalyptic landscapes that terminate abruptly at the thresholds of bustling neighborhoods. The skeletons of houses show what once existed there. Onlookers say it resembles the aftermath of a...
Roc Morin
4.3.13