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Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

OCTOBER 10, 2013 BY  LEAVE A COMMENT

It doesn’t matter how beautiful are the new tourist destinations, those that are curious will always go to visit some historical places, and when those are abandoned and not touched by the human hand for a long time, they become a mysterious riddles.

Abandoned Isle, Netherlands

Abandoned Beautiful Places25 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

 

Abandoned City Near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, UkraineAbandoned Beautiful Places24 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Boat from 2nd World War, Homebush, AustraliaAbandoned Beautiful Places23 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Railway Station in PolandAbandoned Beautiful Places22 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Mysterious Road Kerry Way, IrelandAbandoned Beautiful Places21 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Abandoned Castle from 15 Century, Black Forest, GermanyAbandoned Beautiful Places20 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Asunción, ParaguayAbandoned Beautiful Places19 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

“El Hotel del Salto”, ColumbiaAbandoned Beautiful Places18 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Underwater Bronze Statue of Jesus Christ, Mediterranean Sea, ItalyAbandoned Beautiful Places17 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Hall, West WelshAbandoned Beautiful Places16 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Abandoned Building for Distillation, BarbadosAbandoned Beautiful Places15 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Abandoned Domes in South-West FloridaAbandoned Beautiful Places14 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Body of Crashed Plane, AntarcticaAbandoned Beautiful Places13 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

A Structure in CambodiaAbandoned Beautiful Places12 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Fishermen House at Lake, GermanyAbandoned Beautiful Places11 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, EnglandAbandoned Beautiful Places10 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Abandoned House in Namib DesertAbandoned Beautiful Places9 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Sea Supervisory Houses in EnglandAbandoned Beautiful Places8 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Mill in FranceAbandoned Beautiful Places7 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of EarthBulgarian Communist Party HouseAbandoned Beautiful Places6 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of EarthAbandoned Mill from 1866, Sorento, ItalyAbandoned Beautiful Places5 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Part of Olympic Object for Olympic Games 1984 in Saraevo

Abandoned Beautiful Places4 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Old Factory for Russian Rockets in RussiaAbandoned Beautiful Places3 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

Abandoned Tunnel of Love in UkraineAbandoned Beautiful Places2 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

 Abandoned Theater in ChicagoAbandoned Beautiful Places1 Top 25 Most Amazing Abandoned Corners of Earth

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20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

20 Haunting Pictures Of Abandoned Asylums

Abandoned mental asylums litter forgotten landscapes across the world. But these spooky buildings don’t compare to the fright you’ll experience inside the notorious Briarcliff Manor, the setting of American Horror Story: Asylum. Whet your macabre appetite with these haunting photos, and commit yourself to American Horror Story: Asylum. Wednesdays at 10p only on FX.

[My personal note – In Japan, ruins are known as haikyo (廃虚?) (literally “abandoned place”).  There is a growing interest in Haikyo exploration and photography if you are also interested in the eerie coolness of things falling apart.  I have posted other posts on this, including abandoned Soviet Union cold war facilities and abandoned amusement parks.]

1. Cane Hill Asylum (England)

Cane Hill Asylum (England)

2. Henryton State Hospital (Maryland)

Henryton State Hospital (Maryland)

3. Whittingham Asylum (England)

Whittingham Asylum (England)

4. Stone House Hospital (England)

Stone House Hospital (England)

5. Norwich State Hospital (Connecticut)

Norwich State Hospital (Connecticut)

6. South Carolina State Hospital (South Carolina)

South Carolina State Hospital (South Carolina)

7. Hart Island Women’s Asylum (New York)

Hart Island Women's Asylum (New York)

Via io9.com

8. Pennhurst State Hospital (Pennsylvania)

Pennhurst State Hospital (Pennsylvania)

9. Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (West Virginia)

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum (West Virginia)

10. Kings Park Psychiatric Center (New York)

Kings Park Psychiatric Center (New York)

11. Pilgram State Hospital (New York)

Pilgram State Hospital (New York)

12. Severalls Hospital (England)

Severalls Hospital (England)

13. Hellingly Mental Asylum (England)

Hellingly Mental Asylum (England)

14. Northampton State Lunatic Asylum

Northampton State Lunatic Asylum

15. Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (New Jersey)

Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (New Jersey)

16. Linda Vista Community Hospital (California)

Linda Vista Community Hospital (California)

17. Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Kentucky)

Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Kentucky)

18. Lier Mental Hospital (Norway)

Lier Mental Hospital (Norway)

19. Traverse City State Hospital (Michigan)

Traverse City State Hospital (Michigan)

20. West Park Hospital (England)

West Park Hospital (England)

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Haikyoist Art – Photos of Ruins and Decay

This example of Haikyoist photography is reposted from the blog at:

http://www.japanistic.com/blog/tag/nara-dreamland/

There is a Ghost House on my street

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And I am feeling so inspired, I think I might have to photograph it and become a certified Haikyoist.

No-I didn’t know what was either. Basically, it is someone who explores and photographs abandoned properties. But this is no ordinary haunted house style-stuff. Instead, Haikyoists like Michael John Grist explore the forgotten places. This is a hobby I can completely understand, although I’m not sure I can even describe what makes it so compelling. It’s a gut thing.

Here’s how Grist defines Haikyo. “Haikyo’ is a Japanese word that simply means ruin, or abandonment. They’re the places that fell between the cracks; the old mining town in the mountains that died when the copper seams ran dry, the outlandish theme park that failed when the Bubble burst, the US Air Force Base abandoned to nature’s brambles.” (via)

Part of Haikyo, at least according to Grist, is the interaction between spaces abandoned by people, and what happens, naturally, as they are reclaimed by the world around them. I know it’s much more than just the fact that I am visiting Nara in a month that makes me so drawn to Grist’s Nara Dreamland series.

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Grist says that “Nara Dreamland is the epitome of many haikyo dreams; an abandoned theme park with all its roller-coasters and rides still standing…Nara Dreamland opened in 1961, inspired by Disneyland in California. For 45 years its central fantasy castle, massive wooden rollercoaster Aska, and corkscrewing Screwcoaster pulled in the big crowds. By then though it was outdated, and dying a slow death as Universal Studios Japan (built 2001) in nearby Osaka sucked all the oxygen out of the business. It closed its doors permanently in 2006.” (via)

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Why do I want one of these cable cars for my house?

Grist spends time in other Japanese haunts too, and there is plenty to see in hisRuins Gallery.

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An abandoned Jungle Theme Park in Izu.

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In fact, it’s difficult to not show you more and more and more.

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