Blog Background

Sometimes Interesting started in mid-2011 as a personal blog of interesting things I had come across over time.

I thought Wikipedia was a good resource of information, but there was a dearth of visuals (and in some cases the site didn’t have articles on topics at all).

Flickr accounts provided vivid pictures but lacked detailed descriptions or history behind the subjects.

What if there was a website that combined both? And thus, Sometimes Interesting was born. In the years since, the blog has grown and I have been joined by contributors from all over the world.

Our goal is to span the globe and share neat places and world history. We feel each abandoned building tells a tale and every town has a story.

We are information seekers and urban explorers, not vandals.

Every place has a story. At Sometimes Interesting we’ll find, research, and compile them for you.


Follow, Give Feedback, and Contact

Sometimes Interesting’s goal is to honor, preserve, raise awareness, and share history.

If you are interested in our subject matter, please subscribe to the mailing list, check out our Facebook page, and follow us on twitter! Commenting on articles is encouraged and always appreciated.

If you know of an interesting story that you do not see here, please send an email and tell us about it!  Feedback is always welcome.


S-I Top Ten

New to Sometimes Interesting? Start with our Top Ten.

These are our top ten posts ranked by number of hits (the Internet’s way of telling us what you’ve enjoyed the most.)


The Appendix

It can be hard to keep track of and find stuff we’ve featured. You can see an entire listing of all Sometimes Interesting articles in the Appendix.

Listed in alphabetical order, of course.


“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints”


  1. king_hil
    July 11, 2011 at 23:30

    you’re sometimes oddly mysterious and interesting. note i omitted creepy.
    ever thought of making a visit to these various places?

  2. johnny shaw
    May 29, 2012 at 21:09

    Really enjoying this. Some really fascinating articles!

  3. August 2, 2012 at 11:11

    A really wonderful site… Thank you for taking the time creating this blog.

  4. November 7, 2012 at 17:17

    Thanks for posting this.. It’s been a pleasure to read :)

  5. November 30, 2012 at 07:48

    I just came across this blog via a friend. I love it!

  6. Robert
    November 30, 2012 at 16:27

    Your work is great. The choices for content are fascinating. Thanks for all that you are doing. If at any point you add a donate button, I would gladly contribute in appreciation for all of your work.

    • December 2, 2012 at 21:06

      Thank you Robert. I appreciate the sentiment. If you tell your friends and spread the word, that is payment enough! :)

  7. January 4, 2013 at 10:26

    Great site. I came across it via reddit (the North Brother Island post).

  8. Cheyenne
    February 7, 2013 at 09:29

    I wanted to thank you for this good read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have got you saved as a favorite to look at new stuff you post…

  9. MMO
    February 14, 2013 at 13:23

    I like what you guys are up to. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the excellent works guys.

  10. May 13, 2013 at 14:20

    I spend a lot of my time scouring the internet for forgotten, abandoned and interesting places, in order to learn more about this crazy, beautiful, interesting world but my main reason is I want to paint these places. Excellent stories, pictures and some very disturbing articles about just how cruel and stupid us humans are. Keep up the great work. I happened on this site as I was searching out more information about some pictures a friend sent me.

  11. Jennifer Lovett
    July 31, 2013 at 06:21

    I love your site. I found it while looking into Holland Island history because I am from MD and have been hooked ever since. Great pictures, interesting stories and references to go with them. Great job overall!

  12. January 24, 2014 at 12:06

    Love your site!!! Thanks to your site, I became fixated with Varosha and Famagusta (Cyprus).

    • January 25, 2014 at 11:43

      Thank you Gerardo for the comment! The Varosha post has been popular so I’ve been looking to increase my Mediterranean & Eurasia exposure. I am working with a S-I correspondent right now on an abandoned resort in the Adriatic Sea. This one is in the pipeline and come out some time next month. Might be right up your alley. :)

  13. January 28, 2014 at 20:52

    Anything from Manila?

    • January 30, 2014 at 18:50

      Elmer – I do not yet, but I would like to feature something from the Philippines. Would you be interested in partnering on a story?

  14. May 20, 2014 at 18:23

    Hey, didn’t know you had a Facebook page. Just joined it.

  15. July 14, 2014 at 20:44

    I have a place for you to explore. DOME HOUSES, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Built in 1981 in Naples and being swallowed by the sea. Owner trying to save them meets huge bureaucracy. Made me think of you immediately.

    • July 27, 2014 at 20:13

      Sounds right in my wheelhouse. Thanks Noelle, I’ll have to check the Dome Houses out! :)

      • July 28, 2014 at 05:05

        I have yet to find a photo of them when first built. It’s so odd some guy built this on his own. Wild.

  16. November 5, 2014 at 21:54
    • November 26, 2014 at 18:49

      They look like something out of Star Wars. How ominous, I would think opposing ships would be a little intimidated!

  17. Julianne
    December 2, 2014 at 19:58

    I need to cite your site in a paper. How do I find out who the author is of an article? I’m referring to the Packard Plant article. Great read!

    • December 3, 2014 at 08:35

      Hi Julianne, thanks for reading & using the site as a reference! I sent you an email with the information you asked. :)

  18. Megan H.
    December 6, 2014 at 17:42

    Hi, I’m doing a paper on e-waste (due 12/8) and I need to cite your article on Guiyu, China. I’d like to ask for the author’s name and need to make sure the information is credible (I’m sure it is, as most of my other research on the topic has indicated, but I like to make sure I’m citing correct information). So, would you mind providing me with that information? I’d really appreciate it.

    Other than that, this site is really interesting!

    • December 6, 2014 at 22:01

      Thanks for the kind words Megan. I sent you an email with the information you requested. :)

  1. July 11, 2013 at 07:23

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