One of the things that fascinate me the most is the phenomena which occur to a once flourished place after it has been abandoned, allowing nature to take its course.
The more I investigated into these mystical and mysterious abandoned monstrosities I started feeling a comforting feeling of peace and continuity with nature, this is a fantastic example of earth recycling abilities.
Apparently, there are hundreds of abandoned cities and buildings worldwide all integrating with nature and beautifully peaceful.
In the past few days, I have collected pictures of the 40 most extraordinary abandoned places around the world
- Kolmanskop, Namibia – House of Sand:
According to Wikipedia, Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib in southern Namibia, 10 kilometers inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. I guess Poor Johnny had a hard time cleaning his house.Credit: Chris Gray
- IBM 3278 in an abandoned house:
Credit: Gerry Langer.
- Abandoned spaceship found in rotting Kazakhstan warehouse:
Credit: Ralph Mirebs
- Old hotel room:
This abandoned hotel room might be a perfect place for your honeymoon.
- The abandoned Dr. Seuss House:
- An abandoned jetty:
- Abandoned fishing village in China overrun by nature:
- In 1993, this ocean liner was being towed when the line snapped during a storm. The crew were unable to reattach the line and had to be rescued. It was adrift in the ocean and eventually beached itself in the Canary Islands:
- Abandoned treehouse in Redmond, Washington. All three of Steve Rondel’s children grew up before he could ever finish it:
- Villa at Lago Maggiore, Switzerland:
Credit: Sven Fennema.
- Mossy phone booth. Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State:
- Abandoned Hotel Lobby, Southern Europe:
Credit: M. Pavlovic
- Ordos, Inner Mongolia, is well known as the largest Chinese “ghost town”:
- Abandoned Colorado Mill:
- Abandoned house in northern California:
- Abandoned Highway in Columbus, Ohio.
Source: Architectural Afterlife
- The Abandoned Swimming Pool at the University of Rochester:
The red footprints adding an insane effect to this picture
- Norway, country of fairy tales:Credit: Europe Trotter
- An abandoned intersection near Ottawa:
- Abandoned French chapel:Source: Reddit
- The remains of a crashed P-38 Lightning on a beach in Wales:Source: The Battlefield Tours
- Abandoned shopping mall (with fish):
The New World Mall, in Bangkok, was closed in 1997 after it was found to have breached building regulations.
- Japanese WWII warplane lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam:
- The eerie yellow brick road of abandoned “Land of Oz” theme park in North Carolina:Source: Reddit
- I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium:
- Abandoned Underground Submarine Base in Albania:
- Abandoned Church in the Snow, Canada:
Source: Reddit | Image by the talented Kevin McElheran
- UFO Houses – San Zhi Resort, Taiwan:
These strange alien-looking houses in Sanzhi, Taiwan were initially intended to serve as a vacation destination. Lost investments and unfortunate car accidents forced the site to close down in 1980.
- Salto Hotel, Colombia:
The Hotel De Salto opened in 1928 near Tequendama Falls in Colombia to serve tourists who came to marvel at the 157 meter-tall waterfall. It closed down in the early 90s after interest in the waterfall decline.
- Railway Line in France:
- Abandoned Curtain Call:
Credit: Patrick Arthur Tansey
- The sinking ship of Adelaide:
The SS City of Adelaide is not only a visually stunning wreck, but the story is tells is far more alluring.
Credit: Conor Moore
- Underwater City in Shicheng, China:This incredible underwater city, trapped in time, is 1341 years old. Shicheng, or Lion City, is located in the Zhejiang province in eastern China. It was submerged in 1959 during the construction of the Xin’an River Hydropower Station. The water protects the city from wind and rain erosion, so it has remained sealed underwater in relatively good condition.
- Sunken Yacht, Antarctica:
This eerie ghost ship is the Mar Sem Fim, a Brazilian yacht that was shipwrecked near Ardley Cove in Antarctica. A Brazilian crew had taken it to film a documentary, but strong winds and stormy seas forced the crew to abandon ship. The water that washed over the ship froze, cracked its hull and sunk the yacht, but it has since been salvaged.
- Michigan Central Station in Detroit, U.S.A:Source: Reddit
- Last House on Holland Island:
Abandoned theme park:
Credit: Matt Ellis
- Russian space shuttles left abandoned for 30 years:Credit: David de Rueda
- Abandoned warehouse filled with arcade machines:Source: Reddit
- Abandoned Bucket Wheel Excavator: