Online image galleries: haunted houses, creepy castles, spooky mansions, etc

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]

Spooky Places

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! 🙂

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Websites and facebook pages to browse for galleries of Fantasy Art

Hi, and thanks for visiting The Green Castle

As a complement to the list-style posts about publishers and authors of Speculative Fiction, I am doing this new one about the wealth of virtual galleries of Fantasy Art that show up on websites, blogs and facebook pages. These resources can give some extra colour and interest value to the range of things you enjoy displaying and sharing through various social onlne media and might also lead to discovering new favourite artist/s and image/s. A fair few of my own facebook friends have welcomed various Fantasy Art images that I’ve been sharing on a “just for fun” basis over the past year or so that I have been actively searching for examples of art in specfic and the art for its own sake.

Overall, though, the main aim of this post, and any future similar ones, is to simply provide  a list of titles and urls of websites/blogs/facebook pages – with as many live/’hot’ links as possible – that I have personally discovered either through my own browsing or from recommendations, and then found that I enjoyed re-visiting those virtual galleries. There are also a small number of websites, such as Australian Fantasy Art Enclave and the facebook fan club for Frank Frazetta’s art, that I discovered while compiling this list. This first list will have some cross-over into Dark Fantasy and Goth-style images, as well as lighter styles and traditional Epic Fantasy content.

I won’t be doing comments for any of the galleries, but leave it to you, the blog reader, to visit as many as you like and get your own impressions. Please feel free to leave me a comment on this blog, about any galleries or images that you really enjoy, as well as any extra galleries found by, say, clicking on links or ‘other recommended pages’.

So, the first list is:

Brooke Gillette

Fantasy Art Addiction

Leigh’s Fantasy Page

Fantasy & Gothic forever

Gothic N Anime Fantasy Lovers

Gothic & Fantasy Art

Fantasy Art

Geneva’s Collection with Juliette Juillerat & Daryl Nicole

Kingdom of Fantasy

Gothic Fantasy Art

Australian Fantasy Art Enclave

The “Frank Frazetta” Fan Club

Happy browsing! 🙂