I have no idea why, but abandoned places have always fascinated me. Looking at abandoned photographs, we are reminded of how quickly paint cracks and peels, the earth's plants can quickly take over their rightful place, and we, too, grow old and fade away. To view an abandoned space is to acknowledge the existential emptiness that defines us and yet drives us to fill it with the company of others, a good book, and a handful of living, breathing memories. I would love to explore some of these haunting , yet beautiful places in person......
An abandoned church in Indiana
Gary, Indiana, was founded in 1905 during the boom of US steel. During the 1950s, more than 200,000 people worked in the bustling city. As the manufacturing sector declined, nearly half of the city fell into disuse.
Abandoned House in the Woods
flooded shopping mall
Once opulent cliff side hotel in Spain
Abandoned movie theatre in Detroit
Shipwrecks in a sandbar, Bermuda Triangle
Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy
Lake Reschen is an artifical reservoir which submerged several villages and a 14th century church.
Miranda Castle, said to be haunted
Overgrown palace, Poland
In 1910, this grand palace was built as a home for Polish Royalty. The rest of the century proved uncertain for the country and under communist rule the palace became an agricultural school, as well as a home for mentally handicapped adults and children. The former palace was deserted following the fall of the USSR.
Old City Hall train station in New York City
Bumper cars at an amusement in Chernobyl
Church of St. Etienne, Caen France