Evening, all; welcome to The Green Castle.
This will be a fairly short list-style post, including ‘hot’/live links, about online galleries of pictures featuring haunted houses, creepy castles, spooky mansions, decrepit asylums, etc in Fantasy Art and also places in various parts of the off-line world. I’ll reference websites, facebook pages and a blog or two if I find it easily enough, that l’ve enjoyed browsing (or even just discovered during process of compiling this post) as part of my increasing interest in and enjoyment of Speculative Fiction over the past several years.
There won’t be any particular ‘order of favourites’ within this list, as the ones I’ll include – starting with some I can easily think of “off the top of my head” or get an example of from ‘bookmarks’ or quick keyword searches – are already among those I keep re-browsing or certainly intend to, now that I’ve found them. Plus, there are simply so many I haven’t even discovered yet.
So, here are some to ‘whet the appetite’ [ ]:
Haunted, Old, Beautiful Mansions, Castles and Spooky Deserted Asylums [NB: this is a facebook page and you may get a pop-up box to request logging in to/signing up for fb; so is the ‘Spooky places’ page immediately below]
Creepy castles [this ‘fotosearch site has a lot of other galleries too, like ‘dark stair-wells]
New England’s Most Haunted Asylums [unlike the ‘Creepy castles’ one above, that includes some artwork, this one is an actual newspaper feature from a Boston-area paper’s online edition]
The Spookiest, Creepiest Old Houses For Sale in America [this is an actual real-estate agency feature, from a New York-based online magazine-style site, so lists US$ prices of pictured mansions]
Exploring Mysterious, Abandoned Mansions [blog post on ‘Urban Ghosts – Forgotten Places & Urban Curiosities”; main images also have a flikr address for galleries of related photos ]
Derelict Mansions [a photo-based UK site that specialises in black&white photos of “…derelict mansions and larger houses” in Wales, arrange dona county-by-county basis; far as I can tell, it’s not a real-estate site like the first US one listed above]
Gothic & Fantasy Art -‘Places’ album [contains a lot of art works, including gloomy castles and isolated mansions]
Happy browsing! 🙂