Urbanista #26 Sathorn Unique Tower and ICE Tower, Bangkok, Thailand

Sathorn Unique Tower

Here is some information from the brochures you can find around the place:
Sathorn Unique Tower is our first residential project in downtown Bangkok. The tower is 49 floors with the total of 659 residential units and 54 retails, located only less than 200 meters from BTS : Taksin station. Sathorn Unique Tower is also located at the edge of old commercial town of Charernkrung meets the new international business zone of Silom-Sathorn roads. It sits on a horseshoe blend, which is considered as the best place for overlook at the Bangkok’s grand cityscape and the charm of the Chaopraya River.

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Urbanista #25 Exploring Abandoned Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia

One of the most interesting places for Urban Explorers in Cambodia is Bokor Hill Mountain Station. This is a group of French Colonial buildings, including – Hotel Casino, Gothic Church, Royal Residency and Post Office. The best way to reach it is by renting a scooter from Kampot in Southern Cambodia. Make sure you are up early. Reaching the complex from Kampot require more than 60-90 minutes.

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Urbanista #24 The Bunker in Ex Russian Embassy/Consulate in Barcelona, Spain

Russia General Consulate Sign

Salvador Andreu, better known as “Dr. Andreu,” was the wealthiest physician in Barcelona in the 1920s. He used the great fortune he accumulated by a pharmaceutical invention to purchase large plots of land, and catering to the growing wealthy Catalan bourgeoisie class, developed Tibidabo Avenue, an elegant avenue running along the city’s highest peak.

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Urbanista #23 Babe Drop-Off or “The Lathe” of the Orphans in Barcelona, Spain

At number 17 on calle Ramelleres, there is a circular window known as “El Torno” or “The Lathe” of the Orphans. Single mothers were frowned upon in these days and they left their children through this hole so that the nuns would take responsibility for them instead.

In the heart of El Raval in Barcelona thousands of people passing daily next to this small wooden inlet that was once attached to the House of Mercy. Next to it on the left you can find a metal plate with slot for coins, used to anonymously drop off donations for the church. Continue reading “Urbanista #23 Babe Drop-Off or “The Lathe” of the Orphans in Barcelona, Spain”

Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar

Opened in 1997 by some of the most powerful men in Myanmar’s dictatorship the park was planned to be attraction part of the city Zoo of Yangon.

The opening ceremony was attended by several Burmese big-wigs including General Khin Nyunt, who was then Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council. The military was proud of the park and hailed it as a “world-class” Continue reading “Urbanista #22 The Abandoned Amusement Theme Park-Game City in Yangon, Myanmar”

Urbanista #21 The Abandoned Castle Torre Salvana in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain

Protagonista of this article is one abandoned castle at “Santa Coloma de Cervello” Cataluña, Spain. This place is famous with the paranormal activities witnessed by many visitors in the last 50 years. Many people reported that they encounter ghosts or they have heard strange sounds and voices.

Anyway our mission was to make some good photos and short video. The day was warm and the sky was clear. We didn’t come across any zombies or crazy phenomena, but the place is definitely Continue reading “Urbanista #21 The Abandoned Castle Torre Salvana in Santa Coloma de Cervello, Spain”

Urbanista #20 La Modelo Prison-Barcelona, Spain

La Modelo prison was constructed and build between 1881 y 1904 by architects Salvador Viñals y José Doménech y Estapá and closed in June 2017 after 113 years of service.

The plan of the prison is following classical rules of Panopticon.

The scheme of the design is to allow all inmates of an institution to be observed by a single watchman without the inmates being able to tell Continue reading “Urbanista #20 La Modelo Prison-Barcelona, Spain”

Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam

Thuy Tien is situated just 8 kilometers outside Huong Thuy town in Hue, by the Thuy Tien Lake. This abandoned water park is hidden in the jungle, but recently become very popular and many tourists heading daily there to visit its ghost structures.

Ho Thuy Tien, which cost nearly three million dollars to build, opened to the public outside of the Vietnamese city of Hue in 2004. It was only half-finished, but that didn’t matter. Continue reading “Urbanista #19 Exploring the Abandoned Thuy Tien Lake Aquapark, Vietnam”

Urbanista #18 The Abandoned Hotels of Kaunas, Lithuania

We met these unfinished concrete giants while visiting the city of Kaunas last summer in 2017 during our Baltic tour in parts of Latvia.

Soviet period has drastically changed the urban face of Kaunas and we can still find two unfinished objects from this period, referred by locals as „ghosts “and „monsters“.

These concrete buildings were supposed to become hotels, but the lack of funding halted the Continue reading “Urbanista #18 The Abandoned Hotels of Kaunas, Lithuania”

Urbanista #17 Abandoned Rural Farm #1 at El Prat, Barcelona-Spain

The abandoned farmhouse in this article is located in El Prat, Barcelona right near the bed of river El Prat. It was abandoned during the construction of Mandela Bridge, situated on 50 meters from the farm. We took a short bicycle trip to El Prat reserve and on the way we came across this hidden beauty.

You can see the house from the main road or from the Bridge and use the small pathway to reach it. Continue reading “Urbanista #17 Abandoned Rural Farm #1 at El Prat, Barcelona-Spain”

Urbanista #16 Abandoned Liepaja Battery No.3 Coastal Defense Fortification, Lithuania

The area with the abandoned fortifications in Liepaja Lithuania’s, was our final destination during Shanomag Baltic trip. After the dungeons of few nuclear rocket bases and few abandoned airports reaching the sea was great release. With color domination of grey, this place keep very special mood.

The bunker structures are one of the most visually expressive coastal defense lines in Latvia. The majority of the fortifications have been destroyed. Situated at Continue reading “Urbanista #16 Abandoned Liepaja Battery No.3 Coastal Defense Fortification, Lithuania”

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Urbanista #15 Exploring abandoned Thuy Tien sculpture creation camp, Hue, Vietnam

Hue held five international sculpture camps in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008 producing 140 works. Most of the pieces were put on display at parks along Huong River.

Dozens of sculptures were installed at Thuy Tien Tourist Resort, but the resort stopped operations more than five years ago, so many of the works have been vandalised. Meanwhile, statues located at the Bavico Resort Continue reading “Urbanista #15 Exploring abandoned Thuy Tien sculpture creation camp, Hue, Vietnam”

Urbanista #14 Abandoned Old Terminal Luang Prabang, Laos

On the way to the airport of Louangphabang or Luang Prabang in Laos you can’t missed the silhouette of Asian pagoda style building of the old international terminal of the city on the left side of the road. It is situated 500-1000m from the new International Terminal. 

Luang Prabang got rid of its old terminal building in 2013. The old building was not enough to support the growing needs of faster service for all international and domestic flights.

Now it is left to decay and disappear silently into the jungle surroundings. At least for now…. Continue reading “Urbanista #14 Abandoned Old Terminal Luang Prabang, Laos”

Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania

With the help of European Structural Funds today the former underground missile base is newly opened after the reconstruction and hosts the Cold War Museum in Lithuania.

When the United States started building underground military bases, the Soviet Union felt it had to maintain its military advantage. For that reason in September 1960 in the village of Plokščiai the Soviets began to build rapidly an underground military base, one of the first in the S. U. The shore of the nearby Plateliai lake and the Plokštinė forests Continue reading “Urbanista #13 Plokštinė Ballistic Missile Launch Base-Cold War Museum, Lithuania”

Urbanista #12 Abandoned Nuclear Warhead Missiles Storage Lithuania

This is the first nuclear ballistic medium-range missile base of the Soviet Union. After twelve years of operations, the site was shut down.

This Storage bunker once kept the warheads for the secret missile launch base in Plokštinė in Lithuania.

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Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base

The first location I visited in Latvia was this abandoned air defense ex-soviet military base. As any other Military buildings this Radio division was built as economically as possible using standard design.

The Devision Complex is organized around 5 service buildings in the open are outside the Continue reading “Urbanista #11 Abandoned Rucava’s Soviet Radio Communications Military Base”

Urbanista #10 Abandoned Paper Mill / Abandonada Cartonera el Papiol

Today’s stalker trip is – an Abandoned Paper Mill near Barcelona. El Cartonera – El Papiol was build in 1793 and the mill was one of the most productive paper and carton mills in the area. In the beginning of 20 century diesel engines replaced the water mills. The building has 5 floors and 180 windows.

After massive flooding in 1983 some parts of the buildings collapsed and the Factory closed doors forever. Some parts of the three main buildings

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Urbanista #9 Cement Plant Conveyor

The upper part of the Cement Conveyor is build over 3 supporting concrete pylons. The belt line is from covered type and in very good condition. The line stopped production in 2012.

Some small trees plantation can be found inside the conveyor pipe – next to the connecting points. Strong winds hitting the structure most Continue reading “Urbanista #9 Cement Plant Conveyor”

Urbanista #8 Abandoned Caserna del Carrabiners

The first building from the headquarters was built in 1844. Sponsored by Royal “Carrabiners” this Guard post has been used for monitoring the coast line sailing, and preventing contraband of tobacco. The climate in the area during this period was reason for malaria and tuberculoses.
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Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor

The House of the signals is abandoned building from XIX century. Good choice for half day trip or picnic, because it is located inside reserve od Delta del Llobregat. You can combine it with visit to Caserna dels Carrabiners which is 150 meters away.Access is free and save because the building has been renovated into park Mirador(Watch Tower).

Build on massive 3 meters stone blocks to resist sea power it has been used for naval navigation and for early informing for contraband ships.

It used to communicate by flag signals with the Continue reading “Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor”

Mustang Wanted-Roofer and Urbex Climber

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One of the craziest guys – MustangWanted. Ukrainian urban climber and Internet celebrity. He is known for the high-altitude stunts he performs around the world with no safety equipment. On 19–20 August 2014, he climbed Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, one of the Seven Sisters (a group of skyscrapers in Moscow designed in the Stalinist style), painted the spire in blue and raised the Ukrainian flag on the top Continue reading “Mustang Wanted-Roofer and Urbex Climber”

Urbanista #5 Kormakitis’ abandoned elementary school in Cyprus

kormakitis 1950Hidden on the North-West of Island of Cyprus, one small village, still keep memories of what happened around 40 years ago. Until the Turkish invasion of 1974, the town of Kormakitis was known as a center of Maronite culture, but according to United Nations estimates only 165 Maronites remained in Northern Cyprus in 2001. The village school was constructed in 1962, and it was able to enroll 210 students and employ seven Continue reading “Urbanista #5 Kormakitis’ abandoned elementary school in Cyprus”

Urbanista #4 The Abandoned resort Varosha(Famagusta) in Cyprus

Varosha is an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Its inhabitants fled during the invasion, when it came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned and under the occupation of the Turkish Armed Forces ever since. As of 2016, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town. Entry is forbidden to the public. Continue reading “Urbanista #4 The Abandoned resort Varosha(Famagusta) in Cyprus”

Urbanista #3 The Abandoned funicular at Palau Nacional de Montjuic-Barcelona

Funicular at palau nacional

Strange ruins can be found if you visit Montjuic hill in Barcelona, Spain. The one which attracted us is situated from the north stairways leading to National Palace in Barcelona. My searches in Internet weren’t leading to anything useful except links to galleries with photos from the abandoned amusement park in Montjuic from the 70’s.

And one day I saw old b&w photo of some crazy Disneyland like composition under the ancient  shade of the palace. When i googled again with adding Continue reading “Urbanista #3 The Abandoned funicular at Palau Nacional de Montjuic-Barcelona”

Urbanista #2 Catacombs in Paris

Catacombs_20150531 (12)We sharing our photos from our last creepy visit in Paris. Enjoy!

The Catacombs of Paris or Catacombes de Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France. Located south of the former city gate (the “Barrière d’Enfer” at today’s Place Denfert-Rochereau), the ossuaries hold the remains of about six million people and fill a renovated section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of historical stone mines, giving it its reputation as “The Continue reading “Urbanista #2 Catacombs in Paris”

Urbanista #1 Abandoned part of Corbera de Ebro-77 years after the “Battle of Ebro”

Corbera-de-Ebro-26We visited Port Vell and Corbera de Ebro last weekend. It is exactly 77 years after the battle for Ebro-The bloodiest battle during 2 years long civil war. This town was completely destroyed during  25 July–16 November 1938 and although the lower part of the town was rebuilt, the upper part, known as Poble Vell (Old Town), including the old church on the hill, has been kept as a reminder.

The town has one of the five information center Continue reading “Urbanista #1 Abandoned part of Corbera de Ebro-77 years after the “Battle of Ebro””