22 truly stunning shots of abandoned places

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There are places out there in the world which human beings abandoned long ago, leaving nature to reclaim them in their entirety. They often make for a sight that is both frightening and fascinating. They allow us to glimpse a landscape of the future — when humanity has left or ceased to be.

The ruins of an old castle in Sintra, Portugal

 

 

An abandoned church in Detroit, USA

 

 

Crystal Mill, Colorado, USA

 

 

 

A forgotten railway tunnel in Paris, France

 

 

Sintra Well, Portugal

 

 

A ghost town destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, Belchite, Spain

 

A house in the countryside, Norway

 

The skeleton of a stranded ship in County Louth, Ireland

 

 

 

A lonely abandoned church, France

 

 

Another abandoned chapel

 

 

The yellow brick road in a deserted ’Land of Oz’ theme park, North Carolina, USA

 

 

The once popular ’Stairway to Heaven’, Oahu, Hawaii

 

 

An abandoned ship near Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

 

 

A crumbling castle in Kopice, Poland

 

 

A deserted fishing village on the Yangtze River, China

 

 

 

Another deserted castle

 

 

The Hotel del Salto, Colombia

 

 

What remains of an old palace, Belgium

 

An abandoned country house

 

A nightclub ravaged by fire, Austria

 

The wreck of a merchant ship, the Red Sea

 

A once beautiful conservatory in a winter garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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