Urban exploring has really taken off in South Korea, (no pun intended with this particular story). And here we have an abandoned location of unique sort. It is actually a disused Boeing 747, that was converted into a restaurant, which was subsequently abandoned. To add to the strange nature of it all, the abandoned Boeing 747 restaurant is in the middle of a city. It looms beside a busy highway, and is sandwiched between large Korean apartment buildings all around.
The urban explorer that took these photographs, (first published on Dark Roasted Blend) credited the people at Urban Exploration Resource, for the discovery of this relic of jet flight. The story actually becomes even more interesting with the fact that this was the second Boeing 747 ever made and apparently the first to be flown commercially. (Below is a photograph of the aircraft during more glamorous times.)
When the plane was no longer in use, it was later disassembled and then shipped over to Korea to be partially reassembled as a restaurant. Evidently the business didn’t last very long, and sadly the restaurant closed up shop with the shell of this once magnificent jet liner wasting away beside a railway track.
The menu, and typical restaurant utensils and artefacts have been left behind. Increasing the somewhat sombre atmosphere of seeing the aircraft in such a forlorn state.
[All images copyright Jon Dunbar]