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Abandoned Olympic Venues From Around The World Or Why It’s The Biggest Waste Of Money Ever

The first one took place in Greece in 1896 and since then the event has been held in 19 different countries. But do you ever stop and wonder just what happened to all of those huge venues purposely built to host the world's most famous games? Well, take a look at the pictures below and wonder no more, because Bored Panda has compiled a list of abandoned Olympic stadiums and villages from around the world. From Beijing to Berlin, from Athens to Atlanta, these pictures serve to remind us that while the games may be over, the memories live on.

The bobsleigh and luge track at Mount Trebevic, the Mount Igman ski-jumping course and related infrastructure are crumbling more and more with each passing year. Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email. The Abandoned Fishing Village of Gouqi Island. In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature—an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path.

The Abandoned Fishing Village of Gouqi Island

Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which belongs to a group of 394 islands known as the Shengsi Islands in the Zhoushan Archipelago. It's one of many examples of small villages in China that have become ghost towns due to urbanization, inaccessibility, depletion of resources, and shifts in industry, among other factors. Japanese Anti-Aircraft Cannon on Rota of the Northern Marianas Islands. The house that time forgot: Mansion where little has changed in 100 years. Auctioneers discovered a treasure trove of antiques inside The HermitageThey discovered wine from 1914 and Champagne from 1919Also discovered family photographs spanning almost 100 yearsContents of the house will be auctioned in 1,500 lots By Anthony Bond Published: 16:00 GMT, 5 June 2013 | Updated: 21:41 GMT, 5 June 2013 Thousands of people have driven past this mansion over the years and looked at its impressive exterior.

The house that time forgot: Mansion where little has changed in 100 years

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins. Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature.

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins

The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Wilderstein carriage and stable barn in Rhinbeck, NY. Abandoned Monuments from the Former Yugoslavia. 11 Abandoned American Hospitals and Asylums. With some of the most disturbing and tragic histories of any buildings in the US, asylums and hospitals are way beyond creepy . Many of them were built in the late 1800s, when “mental illnesses” (such as masturbation, menopause, and teenage rebellion) were considered dangerous enough to lock someone in an asylum. A pain-inflicting misunderstanding of mental illness combined with a chronic mistreatment of its sufferers meant that many people were never released and spent the remainder of their lives in these horrible institutions.

In addition to asylums, many sanatoriums were constructed around this time to care for the poor and very sick. Utilizing radical treatments that were incredibly painful yet ineffective, early hospitals often created more suffering than good for the inflicted. To make matters worse, infectious outbreaks forced patients to be quarantined from the rest of society, further isolating them. Cut the rope and let me sink to my watery grave. Chris Jordan - In Katrina's Wake. This series, photographed in New Orleans in November and December of 2005, portrays the cost of Hurricane Katrina on a personal scale.

Chris Jordan - In Katrina's Wake

Although the subjects are quite different from those in my earlier Intolerable Beauty series, this project is motivated by the same concerns about our runaway consumerism. There is evidence to suggest that Katrina was not an entirely natural event like an earthquake or tsunami. The 2005 hurricane season's extraordinary severity can be linked to global warming, which America contributes to in disproportionate measure through our extravagant consumer and industrial practices.

Never before have the cumulative effects of our consumerism become so powerfully focused into a visible form, like the sun's rays narrowed through a magnifying glass. Almost 300,000 Americans lost everything they owned in the Katrina disaster. Decaying Staircase. The world without us: Chernobyl. Nature has made a determined comeback In the 20 years since Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 turned a bustling Soviet city into a ghost town.

The world without us: Chernobyl

The people are gone, and in their place are now thriving populations of deer, elk, wild boar, wolves, and even lynx. Trees are pushing up through Lenin Avenue and moss is clinging to the broken sidewalks and abandoned buildings throughout the 19-miles that make up the Exclusion Zone. The Church of 9 Ghosts. The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World. Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places.

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. Untended part of the Great Wall of China. Abandoned sledge in Antarctica by René Robert. Abandoned One Hour Cleaner on Google Maps. Paris Apartment Found Untouched for 70 Years. Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years.

Paris Apartment Found Untouched for 70 Years

The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, was paid for, month after month over the course of numerous decades, yet never returned to in all that time, leaving it not only unoccupied, but also completely untouched. It was during World War II that the owner initially fled her opulent abode in effort to escape the Nazi raid. Never to return to her home, which is now deemed a Parisian "Time Capsule" apartment, the luxurious woman's heirs decided to make an inventory of her apartment when they discovered its preserved interior and the many treasures inside. One such gem included a painting by renowned 19th century Italian painter Giovanni Boldini. The painting features a woman who is thought to be Marthe de Florian at 24 years of age.

United Artists Theater in Detroit. Abandoned cars. 102 Year Old Abandoned Ship Grows A Forest. In the notoriously polluted waters of Homebush Bay in Sydney, Australia, there is a Floating Forrest flourishing on an abandoned 102-year-old transport vessel.

102 Year Old Abandoned Ship Grows A Forest

It looks like something out of a movie or some type of art installation, but what makes this juxtaposition of nature and industry so majestic is that the plant-life flourishing on this ancient ship came into being through natural causes. This amazing ship is the SS Ayrfield, a 1,140-tonne vessel built in 1911 as a steam collier that was later used in WWII as a transport ship. In 1972 the SS Ayrfield was brought to Homebush Bay to be dismantled.

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Cities Around The World. Abandoned Tanker. Houses Gone Wild. We think of feral dogs as dangerous, foreboding and to-be-avoid – but wild houses have a strange allure despite (or likely because) they are abandoned abodes, deserted homes gone from domestic spaces slowly back to nature.

Houses Gone Wild

As photographer James D Griffioen muses, the Latin root refers both to while beasts but also to something that belongs to the dead, gone back to the Earth. A once-loved home. Abandoned Six Flags. Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” That’s sad, but much of New Orleans has not been restored to her former glory. This defunct amusement park on the city’s eastern edge must surely serve as a constant reminder that Katrina tried to wash them off the map. Welcome to Zombie Land kids! Chained dreams of fun at Six Flags New Orleans, abandoned Jazzland – that’s what Six Flags opened as “Jazzland” in 2000. Some photographers can see past the lifeless amusement park’s decay and desolation, showing us that there is still a chance the place could be cheery and not cheerless.

Like a Bad Dream. Abandoned Sugar Factory. The Ruins of Detroit. Posted Feb 07, 2011 Share This Gallery inShare850 Up and down Detroit’s streets, buildings stand abandoned and in ruin. French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre set out to document the decline of an American city. Their book “The Ruins of Detroit“, a document of decaying buildings frozen in time, was published in December 2010.

From the photographers’ website: Cathedral in the abandoned town of Ani, Turkey. 12 Ghost Cities Where You Can Choose Your Own Adventure. Battleship Island - Japan's rotting metropolis. These days the only things that land on Hashima Island are the shits of passing seagulls. An hour or so’s sail from the port of Nagasaki, the abandoned island silently crumbles. A former coal mining facility owned by Mitsubishi Motors, it was once the most densely populated place on earth, packing over 13,000 people into each square kilometre of its residential high-risers.

It operated from 1887 until 1974, after which the coal industry fell into decline and the mines were shut for good. With their jobs gone and no other reason to stay in this mini urban nightmare, almost overnight the entire population fled back to the mainland, leaving most of their stuff behind to rot. Today it is illegal to go anywhere near the place as it's beyond restoration and totally unsafe. The punishment for being caught visiting Hashima Island is 30 days in prison followed by immediate deportation. 50 Stunning Examples of Urban Decay Photography.