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Simply put - the exterior of this building is quite beautiful. A columned entrance, adorned in carved stonework, and crowned with a slightly depressed looking 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.
City Methodist Church, Gary, Ind. Next With their domed roofs, majestic towers, elaborate arches and stained-glass windows, churches are some of the most beautiful structures in the world. But many of these historic buildings have been left abandoned, neglected and succumbing to nature. In his reports from abandoned cities such as Chernobyl, Ukraine and Varosha, Cyprus for his best-selling book " The World Without Us ," Alan Weisman wrote that structures crumble as weather does unrepaired damage and other life forms create new habitats. A common structure would begin to fall apart as water eventually leaks into the roof, erodes the wood and rusts the nail.
Train Graveyard Discovered Inside an Abandoned Railway Depot This abandoned railway depot in Belgium is home to several forgotten locomotives, making it a rare example of an indoor train graveyard. 20 Historic Photos of Downed Luftwaffe Aircraft during the Battle of Britain For three months and three weeks during the summer and Autumn of 1940, the Battle of Britain raged in the skies over southern England.
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.
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.
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A house fit for Gatsby, nestled in the South of France, inspired by the palazzos of Italy, the Chateau Bijou is a one of kind find that I’ve been bursting to share with you. These incredible photographs are brought to us by the Belgian explorers behind Forbidden Places who jumped the gates and took of once in a lifetime tour… Located in Labastide-Villefranche near the Pyrenees mountains, it was built in 1763 as a modest country house but wasn’t transformed into the beauty it is until a wealthy aristocrat owner, Madame Combes Saint-Macary gave the property an expensive makeover.
B etween 1985, when he made his professional debut at age 18, to his retirement two decades later, Mike Tyson made up to $400 million, demanding $30 million for a single fight at his peak. He led a high-flying lifestyle, buying mansions, cars and Bengal tigers at the drop of a hat. In 2004, Tyson filed for bankruptcy. H e was $23 million in debt, owing the U.S. and British governments $17 million in taxes, three-quarters of a million dollars to seven law firms and $300,000 for limo services. Tyson owned this 5-bedroom, 60 acre property with an indoor pool, basket ball court and on-site tiger cages. It was no doubt to some very wild parties.
livewire82 asked: I think your blog is fantastic. A few years ago I discovered a fascination for abandoned places and Urban Exploration. I was wondering if you would have any objection to me using some of the images you have on your blog? I'm thinking on documenting an archive in the form of a scrapbook or website of abandoned places around the world and as I'm sure you're very aware, in most cases, these places either no longer exist or access to them is strictly forbidden. Would that be ok?
Troy Paiva travelled across the USA for over 2 years in a search for abandoned places. He makes gloomy but beautiful photos for the project Lost America. A hotel in abandoned Byron Hot Springs Resort in California
St. John’s Hospital, Lincolnshire, England Next Once clean and sterile, these abandoned hospitals and asylums are now portraits of urban decay, left in crumbling ruins and exposed to the elements. Some people find these places creepy, others find them beautiful, but all agree that these now-silent structures, many of them historic, have a haunting, eerie appeal. (Note: Most of these sites are on private property and may be covered by trespass laws.)
Expired products still sit in the cafeteria at the abandoned Meat Factory. The glass crunches underneath my shoes with every step I take, the stairway is dimly lit by diffused daylight on this wintery day. A cold blast of air blows through the broken window sending a thin layer of snow swirling on the stairs as I continue to walk to the top level. The paint on the walls and ceiling is peeled and cracking. There is a faint smell of smoked meat that still oozes out of the building and I’m nervously aware that I’m the only one here.
I recently "discovered" with great surprise this amazing site on google earth, and was equally amazed by its story. The unfinished "Crimean Atomic Energy Station" (Ukrainian КримськаАЕС, Russian КрымскаяАЭС) was supposed to be a new nuclear power plant for the region of Ukraine's Autonomous Republic of Crimea. It's construction started in 1976 when Crimea was part of USSR. What exactly happened is unclear to me, it seems that the construction lasted almost forever (more than 10 years). Between 1986 and 1989 the station was inspected following the Chernobyl disaster , and was found to be located on a geologically volatile site. Construction of the facility was summarily abandoned.
0 Google + New Six Flags New Orleans was the subject of our first ever post here at World Abandoned and the story remains one of the most fascinating.
Abandoned Theme Parks, Theaters, Schools & Pools Article by Delana , filed under Abandoned Places in the Architecture category. Abandoned places are great for letting the imagination run wild. Whether they were once used for housing or work, buildings and sites which have been forgotten and allowed to fall into disrepair are fascinating glimpses into the past. Some of the most haunting abandonments, however, are those that were once used to entertain and educate – filled with vast once-vibrant gathering and learning spaces. Abandoned Japanese Amusement Park
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