Month: August 2019

Abandoned Places

The Places Left Behind

We’ve spent countless hours tracking down and exploring abandoned places; from asylums, prisons and Victorian houses, to Cold War missile bases and derelict mansions from the Gilded Age. By and large, most of these places have been stripped bare, leaving only a decaying shell of a building which once teemed […]

Cocktail Hour

The Crow’s Nest – World War II’s Secret Bar

In downtown St. John’s, Newfoundland, there is an old warehouse overlooking the harbour, that looks as anonymous as all the other brick buildings surrounding it. At least until you look at the roof. For protruding out of the flat roof, is what appears to be a rather unusual looking aerial. […]

Adventure Travel

Time to Enroll at Oddball University!

Autumn is fast approaching, and with it the beginning of a new school term. Whilst Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton and Yale all undoubtedly have their charms, there’s only one seat of higher education where you can learn all about the Room of Forgotten Souls, where to find the world’s largest Bowie […]

Abandoned Places

The Ruins of the White Lake Mansion House Hotel

Overlooking a beautiful lake in New York’s Catskills is a large crumbling ruin. Painted completely white, its peeling paint, two wrap around porches and imposing grandeur wouldn’t look out of place in a Louisiana plantation. The vast lawns that stretch down to the lakeside are over grown, and it lies […]