Pyramiden: Vacation Among the Ruins

Here’s another interesting modern ruins video.  This time of Pyramiden, an abandoned Russian coal mining settlement on the Svalbard, Norway archipelago.

Stalin checks out the nearby glacier.  Looking for The Thing, maybe?

According to Wikipedia, Pyramiden is currently being re-developed to accommodate tourists.  There is a small hotel made of old shipping containers that can accommodate a few visitors.

Via io9.

Modern Ruins: Splash Downer

As long-time readers know, I am intrigued by modern ruins.


Today, I came across an excellent video by Mike Eisenberg, chronicling the wasteland that used to be the Splash Down Dunes water park in Porter, Indiana.

Watered Down from mike eisenberg on Vimeo.

If you want to see a video of the park in happier times, here you go.

If you know of any good modern ruins video or photo collections, let me know in the comments.