Robert Bowen May 24th, 2011

40+ Inspiring Grunge Ridden Photos of Ruins

As we move forward leaving our history behind us, time takes its toll upon that which we have left there. For centuries people have been building structures that have weathered and ruined over time, and in those ruins is more than a rich reminder of our past. There lies an abundance of inspiration just waiting there to be tapped by anyone who happens upon them.

With so many classic examples of solid, pristine structures evolving into grunge-ridden ruins holding attitudes and tones they once failed to possess. All imparted by the degradation time has inflicted upon them. That is what we find ourselves in search of today. That attitude and tone that grunge can impart for our design works.

By browsing through these fantastic photographs of ruined remains, we hope that you can find all the inspiration you need to get your grunge-ridden design project on its proverbial feet and running! With so many amazing textures and corrupted compositions displayed through the hands of decay, inspiration should be flowing freely for you in no time.

The Ruins

San Galgano

Lost Places



Whitby Abbey



Ruined


Memory



Ruins of the Church of St. Paul



Ruins by kiwi



Ruins



Roman ruins in Lebanon



Temple Ruins in the Jungle of Cambodia


Ruins


Rome



Ruins at Angkor



Bury St Edmunds the Abbey Ruins



Takeda Castle Ruins



Ruins of Old



Great Memories



Ruins in Tulum



Ruins of Castle



Ruins of the Old Cathedral



ruins



Aztec Ruins



House Ruins

Palace Ruins



View from inside the drowned church in Mavrovo Lake, North Macedonia



Bodrum



Abbey Ruins



Remaining church tower of Cagsawa



Roman forum



Via Giulia ruins




Byblos - Jbeil ruins



Church Ruin



The Ruined Arch



Greek Temple Ruins



Temple of the Jaguar



Church



Fountains Abbey Ruins



The Windsor Ruins



Tollan-Xicocotitlan Pyramid at Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico



Ireland



Ruins of Machu Picchu



Robert Bowen

Robert Bowen is an emerging author, celebrated podcaster and poet, and most recently the co-founder and imaginative co-contributor of the creative design and blogging duo at the Arbenting and Dead Wings Designs.

7 comments

  1. Thanks for the feedback! It is true, Mainual, they do show how temporary these structures truly are.

    Andre, it is more about the places than the photos, so glad the ruins resonate!

  2. Andre is right on some of these being shot in an undermining way, but this is some fascinating list, didn’t know most of them so thanks for sharing!

  3. These are some fantastic photos! I love history, and almost everything I do has a bit of historical fact in it :)

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