Last week I visited Iceland, and apart from other things we went to see the crashed USN Douglas DC-3.
We had a wonderful time and I really enjoyed the place, a bit sorry that I didn't catch it in autumn or spring, when you can apparently get the Northern Lights above it, making it look surreal. It also reminded me of some scenes from Fallout.
Now I am wondering about other places such as this. I would like to start in my current country of residence: The UK, however, I'm OK with most Western or North Europe. I'd like to find such surreal places that give off a feeling of a post-apoc world, without a lot of visitors there. Crash sites, modern ruins or maybe desolate/abandoned industrial complexes? Obviously I'd like the ones that are not locked down or restricted.
Unfortunately, my Google-Fu has completely failed me. I've not been able to find one site that lists things like this. Most results are "artists renditions" of existing, normal landmarks, news stories about landmarks getting abandoned, and other stuff I do not need. When I asked my friend how she found it in the first place, it turned out it was listed among very usual site-seeing places such as geysers, waterfalls and the like - i.e. "mainstream" locations.
So that's the problem statement, however a problem is not a question, and I am at loss on how to ask. The topic seems to be in line with Travel.SE, but I can't figure out how to formulate it.
I currently have 3 ideas:
- Just ask for a list
- Ask for a website/some websites with lists
- Ask how to find such places
Frowned upon in the sites I frequent (Programmers.SE and SO). It has the obvious problems of:
- No complete answer.
- May change in time (Though I don't anticipate this to happen much), without anyone updating.
- Is subjective.
Asking for an offsite resource, incentivizes link-only answers + possibly any or all of the problems from Option 1.
Asking "How would you go about finding such places?" seems reasonable, except for 2 things:
- It's subjective and has no "correct" answer or "complete" answer.
- Seems more a question on how to use Google properly, rather than on Travel. (BTW: Do we have a SE site for "Professional and enthusiast Googlers"?)
So what do I do? Go with one of the above options? Go with something else? Is solving this problem not very probable under a Q&A format? Is there a better site for this? (I can only think of Outdoors.SE, but it's not quite that)
where can I visit an abandoned mental asylum?