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Abandoned New Orleans. A World Without People - In Focus. For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have recently evacuated or otherwise abandoned a number of places around the world -- large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans were to vanish from the planet altogether. Collected here are recent scenes from nuclear-exclusion zones, blighted urban neighborhoods, towns where residents left to escape violence, unsold developments built during the real estate boom, ghost towns, and more. [41 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: A tree grows from the top of a chimney in an abandoned factory yard in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay, on October 2 , 2011. A bust of Confucius rests at an abandoned workshop in the town of Dangcheng in Quyang county, 240 km (150 miles) southwest of Beijing, on December 7, 2011. Ivy grows over a street in Tomioka town, Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on August 19, 2011.

A World Without People - In Focus. 17 Abandoned Places Around The World That You Probably Didn’t Know About. Abandoned cities — even buildings — capture our imagination. From their history to their current dilapidated state, they never fail to invoke the curiosity within us. Who lived there? Why is it abandoned? Why did they settle there in the first place? 1. German miners settled on this desolate place after finding that the area was rich in diamonds. Destination Truth had a “ghost hunt” and heard some eerie things in Kolmanskop. The town is now bathed with sand, with the grit filling up the first floor of some buildings. 2. Humberstone used to be a saltpeter refinery in northern Chile — it has since been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The closest city is located 48 kilometers (or roughly 30 miles) west of Humberstone. 3. Also known as Battleship Island, Hashima Island is approximately 9 kilometers (roughly 5.6 miles) off the coast of Nagasaki. The island was developed to mine coal and was bought by Mitsubishi in 1890. And it was just in 2009 that the island was reopened for tourism. The Idiot Photographer. Abandoned Oklahoma | Preserving Oklahoma's Past. North America – Abandoned Playgrounds. Drop out & cop out.

Abandoned Buildings in New York City. Hart Island The empty pavilion has a room filled with used shoes and a hall that has tree branches growing inside the building. There is also an empty, decrepit chapel that is creepy as they come. Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital Completely covered in white paint, the building is as beautiful as it is creepy. Beekman Palace 5 Beekman Street was built in 1882 and is the earliest surviving “fireproof” office building of the pre-skyscraper period. Loew’s 46th Street Theatre This abandoned theatre originally opened in 1927 and still has that jazzy aura intact in its architectural details underneath the rubble. 5pointz In a country where street art is still considered vandalism, 5pointz, the largest graffiti exhibit in the world, is very special to the world of aerosol artists.

North Brother Island North Brother Island has been virtually untouched by humans since the sixties, when it housed a functioning psychiatric hospital. Gowanus’ Batcave Fort Totten Creedmoor State Hospital’s Building 25. Rob Yasinsac's Hudson Valley Ruins Website Updates. AbandonedNYC | Abandoned places and forgotten history from across the five boroughs. AbandonedPorn: Abandoned everything. Abandoned buildings | :: BerDerp™ :: Last weekend my friend and I took a step into some very trashed ruins of what was once the worlds largest outdoor pool — the Fleishhacker Pool. This behemoth opened in 1925, held 6 million gallons and could accommodate 10,000 swimmers. All that is left now is the 450 foot long pool house. The pool was paved over years ago by the SF Zoo.

(from TerraStories): The year was 1921 and only a few years earlier, a grand scheme to bring water to the city of San Francisco came to fruition. Despite the protests of John Muir, the Spring Valley Water Company had succeeded in transporting fresh glacier water hundreds of miles from Yosemite to San Francisco. The Fleishhacker Pool was a final capstone in the symbolic “watering” of San Francisco, and the city of San Francisco had spared no expense. “Spring Valley Water Company was the quintessential symbol of Pork Barrel Spending in post-Earthquake San Francisco. “the Fleishhacker Pool opened in April of 1925 to a crowd of 5,000.

[back westerly side] Abandoned buildings | :: BerDerp™ :: The 7 Most Infamous U.S. Public Housing Projects. For decades American government’s efforts to house the poor have relied on the construction of subsidized housing plots more commonly known as “Projects.” The term, originally used to describe the improvement projects city planners believed these developments would amount to, has instead become synonymous with inner-city blight and crime. Today, urban legend, news reports and rap lyrics detail the deadening effects of concentrated poverty and misguided public policy that these “projects” have become. 7) Pruitt-Igoe, St. Louis MO Designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who later designed the World Trade Center towers, Pruitt-Igoe was first occupied in 1954 but completed in 1956. Because Missouri public housing was racially segregated until 1956, the 33 11-story buildings were originally built to house segregated sects of young, middle-class whites and Blacks; but the projects became the home of mostly African American inhabitants as St. 6) Queensbridge Houses, Queens NY.

America’s Most Famous And Now Extinct Housing Projects. For decades, poverty has poured through the halls of America’s poorest citizens housed in crime-ridden, severely distressed public housing developments across the nation. St. Louis was one of the first municipalities to reverse the trend of urban construction, demolishing its infamous Pruitt-Igoe development in the 1970s. But it was not until the late 1980s that other urban centers seriously considered a large-scale urban renewal program. To evaluate and ultimately revitalize these urban monoliths, Congress established the National Commission on Severely Distressed Public Housing in 1989. Three years later, the commission offered its prognosis spawning the HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere) program, which proposed the demolition, modernization and redevelopment of more than 80,000 public housing units around the nation. As a result, the 1990s saw several major cities demolish their dilapidated and dangerous housing developments.

Cabrini Green, Chicago IL. The projects. Abandoned Iowa. April 17 2013 muse-of-the-legend asked: I love your blog! I don't know if you've been to Volga, but I was there this fall and I know that there's a large abandoned theater right in the middle of town along with an abandoned house and bridge, not sure exactly there but if you're in the area it would be cool to check out! Ill keep that in mind next time I’m in eastern Iowa!

Admittedly I dont make it out there very often but every so often I am in the Iowa City area. April 12 2013 Location ideas? Hey all, Just wanted to thank you all for following my page and proving that my dumb little hobby isnt as dumb as I thought it was. On that note, I am really running dry on locations that are readily accessible. Many thanks and warm regards, -Abandoned Iowa March 24 2013 prisoners-dilemma asked: have you already/would you be willing to put up a list of places you've found and their adresses/general locations? Home « Abandoned. Man’s Shocking Footprint – Abandoned Towns… | USA Vincent Finelli. There are planes, trains and automobiles as well as homes, airports and mines. And all are eerily quiet. These are some of the world’s strangest places, spots where time appears to have stood still.

Once thriving settlements that are now nothing more than ghost towns. They still stand as monuments to changing economic circumstances, political upheavals, wars gone by and natural or man-made disasters. Among them is perhaps the most notorious deserted town in recent history, Pripyat in Ukraine. Wall shadow paintings outside the Palace of Culture in Pripyat town. Some 50,000 residents from and around Pripyat were evacuated after the 1986 accident. Another eerily quiet town is Kolmanskop in Namibia, southern Africa.

It was abandoned in the 1950s after the Second World War as diamond prices crashed, and operations moved to Oranjemund. A man walks outside of the crumbling oval skeleton of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party on mount Buzludzha in central Bulgaria Two rooms. Inside the abandoned 'ghostscrapers' MCS Book Depository: Designed by Albert Kahn, originally as a Post Office for the city of Detroit, this large, four-story structure later served as storage for the Detroit Public School System Derelict: Abandoned Sattler Theatre in Buffalo, New York, was built in 1914 and used as a church in the years before it became abandoned The 'Belvedere': The eagles at the top of the abandoned Pacific Telephone Building, in San Francisco, which was once the tallest building in the city Lifeless: Vacant and abandoned Lee Plaza Hotel Living Room in Detroit, Michigan.

Constructed in 1929 and deserted in the early 1990s The Los Angeles export terminal coal processing and sorting tower, which readied coal for shipment off to Japan Sterick Building: Once the tallest building in the southern United States, the original 'Queen of Memphis' is a ghostly skyscraper, boarded up and decaying from the inside America's first intercontinental ballistic missiles, 576-A Launcher, between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Home « Abandoned. 8 Abandoned Theatres, Cinemas and Movie Palaces. Images by Image by PinkMoose (left) & Johannes Kruse (right) (Images left and right licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic ) The irony is all in the name!

The abandoned Joy Cinema in New Orleans is a sorry sight today. And while their names may not pose such a paradox as “the Joy”, these eight old movie palaces look like their best years ended with the passing of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Ramova Theater, Chicago Image by mdanys / CC BY 2.0 The Ramova Theater on the south side of Chicago, completed 1929, was built to resemble a Spanish courtyard, while glittering stars on the ceiling heightened the sense of wonder. Image by laasB The Olympic, formerly the Bard’s Eighth Street Theatre, opened in 1927 with a 600 seat capacity. Tower Theatre, Los Angeles Images by laasB On October 12, 1927, the Tower Theatre burst onto the glitzy scene with The Gingham Girl starring George Arthur and Lois Wilson.

Arcade Theatre, Los Angeles. Abandoned places, buildings and things. Abandoned Iowa. Abandoned. Fort Armistead. Baltimore, MD. Bibles in the abandoned Rochester subway. June 1938. “This farm was abandoned in 1937. Secret–gardens: Lake Crystal, Minnesota, 1899 ntsouprake: Selling some American Journals of Psychiatry from an abandoned mental hopsital in NY dated 1925 & 1945 $20 each for all 3 for $50 message me @ntsouprake if interested Nighttime pigeon poop palace bkrogstad: everybody rocking chucks and pistol packing, that’s a must bkrogstad: 7 figures for a headline you want some stage time, we can talk about it abandonedperth: Diary entries in abandoned house goldenprairies: abandoned pink house&cemetery.

Vacant New Jersey | A Documentation of Suburban Ruins. Dead Inside. Simply put - the exterior of this building is quite beautiful. A columned entrance, adorned in carved stonework, and crowned with a slightly depressedlooking cupola. It exhibits a presence that is quite impressive, even after having been left abandoned for several years. Unfortunately, this is all a charade – its intriguing form is nothing more than a disturbed siren's song, heralded to entice photographers, urban explorers, and other curiosity seekers into its toxic maw. Our first visit to this location did not start out unlike many of our other excursions. Things tend to be a bit trickier in the winter months,primarily due to the lack of coverage which the summer foliage provides.

This is something we have grown accustomed to thought, and we made our way inside without much of a hitch. As soon as we got through the door and stepped into the chambers of gurgling putrid hell which were once hallways, it was painfullyapparent that we had underestimated the scope of the “water damage”. Way OT-Pictures Of Abandoned School Buildings In Kansas - Yesterday's Tractor Co. (#1289017) One of my hobbies is taking pictures of small Kansas towns under population 500..Quite often there is an empty school building in them...Here are just a few of the 100 or so schools that I have pictures for... 1-2 Alexander,KS-one magnificent looking old school3-Hunter,KS4-Prairie View,KS5-Neosho Falls,KS6-Piedmont,KS7-Burdick,KS8-Gem,KS9-Gypsum,KS10-Gypsum,KS old abandoned flour mill and elevator11-Parker,KS12-Cedar Point,KS13-Cedar Point,KS old mill that is in danger of falling down14-Woodbine,KS15-Codell.KS16-Bazine,KS17-Vernon,KS.

Creepy Abandoned Churches (PHOTOS) Matthew Christopher's Abandoned America - An Autopsy of the American Dream. Urban Exploration | Fuck Yeah Abandoned Buildings! Ten of the Creepiest Abandoned Locations. 5. Lehigh Acres, Florida Surburbs Just thinking of Florida brings to mind thoughts of bustling tourist attractions, busy senior living communities and nightlife hotspots. Just beyond the coveted spot of Fort Myers, however, is a modern day ghost town. Known as Lehigh Acres, this sprawling location is filled with empty lots and streets of other-worldly quiet. This is because in Lehigh Acres some of the streets are lucky to have even one family living in the rows of homes. 4. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone that when it comes to abandoned areas, Antarctica has a startling number of examples. 3. Referred to by local residents and visitors as the “Horror Labs”, this former veterinary school was abandoned while still filled with the instruments of teaching. 2.

What was built in the belief that all people should have the opportunity to enjoy quality time and exploration of faith together has crumbled away and been replaced by a broken, deteriorated destination for urban explorers. 1. S Eeriest Abandoned Places. Staten Island’s Tugboat Graveyard has long intrigued—even frightened—local residents, including NYC-based photographer Chris Barreto, who grew up just a few miles away. “It took me years to build up the nerve to go,” he admits. “The immense size of the shipyard is unfathomable—row after row of ships, just waiting their turn to sink into the murky waters. The stench of rotting wood and oil is almost unbearable. It’s not a welcoming place.” Barreto is just one of the many artists, photographers, travelers, and writers inspired by the act of human abandonment.

But it’s that very energy that has made these creepy places a sort of dark-side passport stamp, complete with bragging rights. “Some people find abandoned places creepy, others find them beautiful,” says Henk van Rensbergen, the 41-year-old Belgian webmaster of (and an airline pilot). Whether you’re visiting sanctioned places or exploring more off-the-beaten-path terrain, it’s important to show respect.

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