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Abandoned Places
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Abandoned Places Forgotten Texas: 15 Abandoned Places Nature Is Reclaiming Posted in Texas April 24, 2015 by Kristen Lawrence Texas is home to a lot of ghost towns, and with forgotten towns comes boarded-up, overgrown, forgotten buildings, too. These buildings once housed thriving businesses, homes, and attractions, but now we can only speculate about the memories made as nature devours the man-made structures. 1) The Wurzbach House in Rio Medina: it once housed early settlers of the area, but now only dust and sprawling tree roots settle in their place. 2) Mosheim School: the crumbling ruins of a school once teeming with children sits in the small town of Mosheim near Waco. 3) A boarded-up, moss-covered Administration Building in Waco. 4) Falling Church located in South Bend: it looks on the verge of collapse, but the fragile wood stands strong against the mighty forces of nature. 5) Abandoned store in Duffau, Texas. 6) The trees surrounding this abandoned home in Texola whisper their secrets about what lies inside. 13) J.P.

List of - Biggest Cities in the World, Highest Mountains, Deepest Spot in the Ocean, Longest Rivers Table of Contents Overview of the Earth Sometimes also called "the World" or "the Globe", the Earth is the third planet from the Sun. The Earth rotates on its axis in orbit around the Sun, which is the main source of energy for all life on Earth. Estimated Weight (mass) 5,940,000,000,000,000,000,000 metric tons (13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 lbs)Estimated Age 4.6 billion yearsCurrent Population 7,000,000,001Surface Area 196,900,000 square milesLand Area 148,647,000 sq km 29.1%Ocean Area 335,258,000 sq km Total Water Area 361,419,000 sq km 70.9%Type of Water 97% salt, 3% fresh Circumference at the equator 40,030 km (24,874 m)Circumference at the poles 40,008 km (24,860 m)Diameter at the equator 12,756 km (7,926 m)Diameter at the poles 12,714 km (7,898 m) Mean radius 6,371 km (3,959 m) Orbit Speeds The earth orbits the Sun at 108,000 kmph (70,000 mph)Sun Orbit The earth orbits the Sun every 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds The Oceans Major Bodies of Water Major Rivers

Top 10 Travel The Ghost City – an apocalyptic inspiration for filmmakers for as long as I can remember. There is nothing more surreal than witnessing an abandoned city, and writers through the ages have grabbed hold of this fact with both hands. There is however some degree of foundation to this surreality. However it happens, the topic interests me greatly. Founded in 1876, Bodie is the authentic American ghost town. Dwindling resources proved fatal however, and although greatly reduced in prominence, Bodie held a permanent residency through most of the 20th century. Today, Bodie is preserved in a state of arrested decay. More of a modern choice this time. After this the whole thing received the cover-up treatment. Varosha is in the Turkish occupied city of Famagusta in Cyprus. The Annan Plan had provided for the return of Varosha to Greek Cypriot control, but after the rejection of the proposal by Greek Cypriot voters this hand-over to Greek-Cypriots has not materialized. Hashima Island (??

Swift Meat Packing, Fort Worth Texas Right next to the Fort Worth Stockyards is a large abandoned industrial complex that used to be the Swift Meat Packing Plant. It was part of Gustavus Swift’s family of companies and was in operation from about 1902 to 1971. It soon fell into disrepair due to numerous fires from trespassing vagrants, gang activity and graffiti taggers. View Swift Meat Packing Plant in a larger map There are still several large buildings on the property that are open to some urban exploring though care should be taken, it’s quite apparent that numerous homeless have taken up residence here. I didn’t do this excursion alone. It really puts some nightmarish Freddy Kruger/Halloween thoughts in your head. The names I’m giving these buildings are for reference and based on the order we entered them or from what they looked like. It had a lot of internal damage from fires and the second level wasn’t accessible. If you will notice, the fourth floor of Processing 4 has no windows. Like this: Like Loading...

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Gunkanjima Gunkanjima, littéralement « île navire de guerre », est le surnom de l'ile Hashima, située sur la côte occidentale du Japon. C'est l'une des 505 îles inhabitées de la préfecture de Nagasaki. Image: Alex Hoban, via En 1810, la découverte fortuite de charbon a radicalement changé le destin du récif, le charbon de cette île ayant joué un rôle prépondérant dans l'industrialisation du Japon. L'île fut achetée en 1890 par Mitsubishi qui y a lancé l'exploitation du charbon, et y a fait venir massivement de la main d'œuvre. On y a ainsi recensé une population de 5 300 habitants pour 6,3 hectares de superficie. Durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l'armée américaine a lancé une torpille sur l'île en pensant qu'il s'agissait d'une navire de guerre, tellement sa silhouette en était ressemblante. Image: Alex Hoban via Quand le charbon fut remplacé par le pétrole, l'industrie charbonnière de l'île s'écroula et sa population partit. Image: Furibond, via Image: Syouzourasen Pour en savoir plus:

Photos of a Road Trip Home, With Pit Stops in the Abandoned Past An abandoned turnpike in Pennsylvania. During his visit, Seelie discovered that the abandoned roadway goes on for many miles, and becomes a strangely serene nature walk. (All Photos: Tod Seelie) This photo essay is one of a five-part series with Atlas Obscura and Olympus. New York-based photographer Tod Seelie grew up in the suburban environs of Cleveland, Ohio. En route, he photographed other sites of urban decay that dot the journey between New York and Ohio: an abandoned turnpike and a trolley graveyard in Pennsylvania; an observatory that had closed in 1983, with rusted domed roof; a disused church; and Concrete City, company housing built for mining employees in 1911 that still stands, grown over with weeds. The abandoned turnpike has several long tunnels carving through the mountains. A trolley graveyard in Pennsylvania. The interior of one of the trolleys that had started to lean heavily as the floor collapsed. The dome of an old observatory in Cleveland, Ohio.

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