Pompeii

I suppose Pompeii doesn’t exactly count as bando, but there’s nothing quite like the death of an entire city to leave it desolate. The fact that the paintings in the brothel survived is quite amusing. It’s a very sobering experience to stand in the ruins here, and I can’t wait to get a chance to …

Bedrock City

Recently this strange little homemade Flintstones-themed park closed its doors forever. I feel fortunate to have visited it in all its decaying glory before it vanished forever.

Anatomy Institute

Somewhere on tucked away in a semi-residential Berlin neighborhood lies the empty husk of what used to be an anatomy institute. From the morgue in the basement to the room full of scattered files and the eerie lifeless auditorium, this is quite a fun location. It’s a shame that it’s so over-visited and destroyed. I …

Manicomio di Voghera

Thus far my favorite location and biggest undertaking, Manicomio di Voghera stands forgotten and rotting in a tiny rural Italian town. I scrambled through a gap in a chainlink fence, through a field of pokey plants, through another small hole in a brick wall, more bushes, and finally through a knocked out glass pane in …

Train Station and Factory Ruins

While in a tiny town in rural Italy for a shoot, my photographer and I went on a little adventure to some nearby ruins. The factory was once a canning factory, but is now an empty husk. The train station was abandoned for many years, just up the trail from the factory. Though both are …

House of Chairs

We pulled off the side of the road for an amazing view and it just so happened to be next to a giant abandoned bar/restaurant and this destroyed house. I managed to climb over part of a lower roof and get into the restaurant, but it was completely dark in there and I did not …

Hotel Susanna Cox

Abandoned for decades, gutted like a dead fish, and near collapse- held up with new beams in the middle rather than being left to implode- Hotel Alpenhof (Susanna Cox) lies barely hidden in the trees next to a large, gorgeous Austrian lake. Sigs warn of danger, but the front door sways right open and beckons …

Manoir Banana

Manoir Banana, so named for the unexplained piles upon piles of banana boxes in multiple rooms, is absolutely stunning. The furniture in this French manor is to die for. I am very disappointed with another urbex group that thought it would be a great idea to tag their name on one of the beautiful chairs …

Forest Hospital

Nestled into the woods at the base of a mountain lies a decade-forgotten hospital. Closed in 2008 or 9, much is left behind in this former house of medicine. From offices filled with books to medical machinery and records to the boxes upon boxes full of x-rays going back to the early 1950s, there are …

Goffs- Ghost Town

Formerly a mining town and railroad stop, now slowly mummifying in the desert heat, Goffs stands forgotten in the Mojave wastes. When Route 66 was moved further south, traffic to and from Goffs trickled off and died out. A house, general store, some sheds, and the back of a semi filled with personal belongings are …