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Australia Military Site Prison

Abandoned Riverbank Prison, WA

Riverbank was opened in 1960 by the Australian Child Welfare Department (CWD). It was Australia’s first purpose-built maximum security reformatory for boys. Riverbank was to address the two tensions in youth offending: the welfare needs of young offenders, and their offending behaviours. The CWD aimed to have a ‘reformatory’ effect on the boys committed to […]

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Historical structure Military Site Vietnam

Urbex on the Hai Van Pass, Vietnam

While riding the 21km Hai Van Pass road, through the Truong Son Mountains in Vietnam, I came across two abandoned buildings. The first was the Hai Van watch tower, a military structure built by the Nguyen dynasty on the top of Hai Van pass in 1862 to protect the imperial city of Hue and supervise activities in […]

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Military Site Vietnam

Abandoned War Bunkers, Vietnam [VIDEO]

I wasn’t familiar with the urban exploration situation in Vietnam before I landed in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), but after doing a Google search, I quickly learned about the abandoned war bunkers at the Cu Chi Tunnels. Exploring underground abandoned places is not typically my thing, probably because the opportunity has never arisen. But when […]

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Cambodia Military Site School/College

S-21 Torture Prison, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

I visited Cambodia recently and during my trip I visited an abandoned torture prison, formerly known as S-21. The site used to be a school but 50 years ago was overtaken by a Cambodian Communist party, the Khmer Rouge. From 1975 – 1979, they waged a bloody war on the civilians of Cambodia and murdered […]

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Why I Love Exploring and Taking Photographs of Abandoned Buildings

One question I get asked all the time is, “why do you like exploring and photographing abandoned buildings?”. 11 years on, the answer is always the same and I want to share it with you guys. In this blog, I will explain why it’s my favourite hobby and hopefully inspire others to take it up […]

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Ireland Military Site

Abandoned Military Clancy Barracks, Dublin (Ireland)

The Clancy Barracks date from about 1857 and have had a long connection with artillery, cavalry, and ordnance. They have been associated with various military events including the Crimean War, the Boer War, World War 1, and the 1916 rising. The site is now being used for various film and TV show sets, most notably […]

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Abandoned Military Phoenix Park Magazine Fort, Dublin (Ireland)

The Phoenix Park Magazine Fort was built in 1735 and was occupied by the Brits. By 1939 its purpose was to house the Irish Army’s stock of ammunition and guns. During the 1916 Easter Rising, members of the Irish Volunteers and Fianna Eireann attacked the fort, stole some ammunition and set fires intended to blow […]