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5 Entire Islands with Large Complex Buildings Completely Abandoned :

5 Entire Islands with Large Complex Buildings Completely Abandoned :
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London Underground Tube Diary - Going Underground's Blog 30 abandoned places that look truly beautiful. 1. Christ of the Abyss, San Fruttuoso, Italy Via: 2. Kolmanskop, Namib Desert Via: 3. Via: 4. Via: 5. Image by David Gray / Getty Images 6. Via: 7. Via: baldeaglebluff 8. Via: 9. 10. 15th century monastery, Black Forest, Germany Via: 11. Via: 12. Via: 13. Via: 14. Via: 15. Via: 16. Via: 17. Via: 18. Source: / via: 19. 1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo Source: 20. 21. Source: / via: 22. Source: logicalrealist / via: 23. Source: / via: 24. Image by Dimitar Kilkoff / Getty Images 25. 26. Source: 27. Source: 28. Source: alveart 29. Via:

12 Fantastic Floating Cities and Artificial Islands When you imagine an island nation or floating city, you probably conjure up images of a peaceful, breathtakingly beautiful paradise where locals lounge around in hammocks, frozen cocktails in hand. But real-life artificial islands and floating communities are far more interesting than that, from rickety abandoned oil industry communities in the middle of the ocean to a fort-turned-floating-hotel fit for a Bond villain. Of course, there’s luxury too, like multi-million dollar oceanic condos that double as tax havens. Here are 12 of the world’s most amazing man-made island dwellings. Boat City of Aberdeen Harbor, Hong Kong (images via: Karsten Petersen) Centuries ago, the boat city of Aberdeen Harbor was a haven for pirates, and the floating city itself hasn’t changed much since then despite the ultra-modern skyscrapers that have sprung up around it. Deserted Floating City of Oily Rocks (images via: WebUrbanist) No Man’s Land Fort (images via: The Daily Mail) Sealand, Bizarre Island Micronation

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. 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. Some of his shots capture this process at an incredibly late stage, such as the house above which is entirely camouflaged by the greenery that has grown to cover it – only discernible because the branches and vines conform to the shape of the structure. Others photos catch the domestic devolution at intermediate stages, snapshots of partial overgrowth where there is still some strange balance of building and nature – one could almost imagine someone still occupying this structure and simply never leaving it.

Abandoned Mega-Machines | Mega-machines are quite simply the largest man-made mechanical objects ever built, designed to carry out tasks that even a century ago would have seemed like fantasy. From ferrying hundreds or thousands of passengers and cargo by air and sea, clearing thousands of tons of earth with apparent ease, or transporting vast payloads bound for space, mega-machines have redefined the course of modern industry. But when they become surplus to requirements, removing their immense bulk swiftly from the landscape becomes a task almost as challenging as their inception. Many thus remain abandoned for years, as illustrated by these six varied examples from around the world. {*style:<b> We’ve seen mighty 747s converted into backpacker hostels and even houses , but this dejected Jumbo Jet in Namyangju-Si near Seoul, South Korea, was probably the only one to become a restaurant. {*style:<b> To many, the SS America was the most beautiful liner to fly the American flag. {*style:<b> {*style:<b> {*style:<b>

Ghost towns | Our world - animals, beautiful nature, techics, hi Disaster comes in differing dark shades of bleak and deadly flavors of horrendous dismay, such as environmental, economic, and natural. Across the globe, there are hundreds of ghost towns and places which were abandoned due to disasters. Chernobyl Disaster In 1986, Reactor 4 exploded at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Four workers were killed instantly. Prypiat, Ukraine The nearby city of Pripyat, Ukraine, was home to the workers of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. The Chernobyl explosion happened at around one in the morning when most of the 50,000 people in Pripyat were sleeping. 40 hours later, residents were ordered to evacuate. Pripyat had one hospital, 3 clinics, 21 schools, 3 cultural centers, 10 gyms, 10 shooting galleries, 3 indoor pools, and one railway station. Pripyat is still mostly abandoned. Centralia, Pennsylvania Welcome to hell ? Most of the buildings were lost to fires or acts of nature. Varosha, Cyprus Rybachiy Nuclear Submarine Base The people were ordered to leave. Volc?

Abandoned Buildings Berlin Photo Tours 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. Every door in the hallway is open and this is about the time that some maniacal murderer in a hockey mask should be jumping out at me brandishing his pointy claws or bloody saw. Situated in old East Berlin, the Alte Fleischfabrik (Old Meat Factory) was owned by the Konsumgenossenschaft (KGB), a consumer association, and was established in 1899. The Meat Factory on a snowy, cold, dark day – fitting. As I peer around each door I find no one and I let out a sigh of relief. Graffiti framed by destruction. When I decided to come back to Berlin one of the first things I did was get in contact with the Go2Know people again. More information:

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.” 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. Just in case you don’t know the scoop on what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Six Flags, this photo is of New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 14, 2005. Unlike the bleak amusement-less park above, some photographers can still see and share with us the echo of magic in the abandoned theme park Six Flags – even 6 years later in 2011. No lines for dead rides. Watch out for that tree! No one wants a ride?

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Single-Serving Photo Spooky Abandoned Hospitals and Asylums (PHOTOS) 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. More than a hundred years of history are contained in the decaying walls of St. NEXT: A hospital that treated Hitler lies in ruins

Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. If you find beauty in urban decay, in the crumbling and abandoned places of yesteryear, you’ll want to read on. Abandoned Submarine Base, Ukraine In a bay on the northern shores of the Black Sea, the Soviet army maintained an elaborate submarine base throughout much of the Cold War. Abandoned Submarine Base Gallery The Ruins of Detroit by Marchand and Meffre In the United States, few cities have felt the burn of urban decay more than Detroit. Ruins of Detroit Gallery Beelitz Military Hospital, Berlin It is rare that a ruin like this should decay so gracefully and without the marks of vandalism. Beelitz Military Hospital Gallery