Gare d’Orsay - Parisian Railway Stations Turned Art Museum
Following up on our recent feature about Madrid’s oldd Atocha station, a former railway terminus transformed into a tropic garden, we wanted to showcase Musée d’Orsay, a Parisian art museum housed inside the repurposed Beaux-Arts Gare d’Orsay railway station – an inspired example of adaptive reuse. (Image by Alexander Franke)

Gare d’Orsay - Parisian Railway Stations Turned Art Museum

Following up on our recent feature about Madrid’s oldd Atocha station, a former railway terminus transformed into a tropic garden, we wanted to showcase Musée d’Orsay, a Parisian art museum housed inside the repurposed Beaux-Arts Gare d’Orsay railway station – an inspired example of adaptive reuse. (Image by Alexander Franke)

Two hundred feet above the North Sea in the Jutland municipality of Hjørring, northern Denmark, stands the iconic Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse – a victim of continually shifting sands that have buried the lower part of the structure over the years. The image by David Reimann depicts arguably the world’s most impressive abandoned lighthouse. Find out more at Urban Ghosts.

Two hundred feet above the North Sea in the Jutland municipality of Hjørring, northern Denmark, stands the iconic Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse – a victim of continually shifting sands that have buried the lower part of the structure over the years. The image by David Reimann depicts arguably the world’s most impressive abandoned lighthouse. Find out more at Urban Ghosts.

In the modern ‘Belvidere Village’ close to the Parkhead Stadium lies all that remains of the Belvidere Hospital for Infectious Diseases, opened in 1871. The hospital was originally purchased as a temporary facility by Glasgow’s city fathers as part of the Belvidere Estate. But by March 1871 the hospital had a bed capacity of 250, with 366 patients during the 1870 outbreak of ‘relapsing fever’ that swept the city, filling all existing fever accommodation at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the now demolished Kennedy Street Hospital (image credit: Robin Moffett.)

Glasgow’s Abandoned Belvidere Hospital for Infectious Diseases

In the modern ‘Belvidere Village’ close to the Parkhead Stadium lies all that remains of the Belvidere Hospital for Infectious Diseases, opened in 1871. The hospital was originally purchased as a temporary facility by Glasgow’s city fathers as part of the Belvidere Estate. But by March 1871 the hospital had a bed capacity of 250, with 366 patients during the 1870 outbreak of ‘relapsing fever’ that swept the city, filling all existing fever accommodation at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the now demolished Kennedy Street Hospital (image credit: Robin Moffett.)

Glasgow’s Abandoned Belvidere Hospital for Infectious Diseases

When the Tillamook Rock Light was officially lit on January 21, 1881, it was the most expensive lighthouse ever built on the West Coast of the United States, and one of the most dangerous. Finally decommissioned in 1957, the structure stood in darkness for over two decades until it was repurposed as a resting place for the dead. (Image credit: US Coast Guard.)
The Abandoned Lighthouse that Became a Not-so-Peaceful Resting Place for the Dead

When the Tillamook Rock Light was officially lit on January 21, 1881, it was the most expensive lighthouse ever built on the West Coast of the United States, and one of the most dangerous. Finally decommissioned in 1957, the structure stood in darkness for over two decades until it was repurposed as a resting place for the dead. (Image credit: US Coast Guard.)

The Abandoned Lighthouse that Became a Not-so-Peaceful Resting Place for the Dead

Abandoned Ghost Mansion: Urban Exploration at Villa de Vecchi

In the mountains east of Lake Como stands a beautiful Baroque villa abandoned for decades. Silent witness to tragedy and the source of local urban legend, Villa de Vecchi was built by a nobleman who travelled the world and served as a soldier before returning to his native Italy, bringing with him a passion for eastern architecture. READ MORE (Images: fabrice79NomNomBurgerZ, Jeff Kerwin)