Who could ever think, that there are nice places that are no more functioning in the world. Below are the 36 beautiful abandoned places in the world with their names.
1. The Maunsell Sea Forts are an arrangement of old sea bunkers off the shores of England, just begging for Aquaman to try and lay siege to them.
In the past, they have acted as pirate radio headquarters and data havens (this is where Sealand is), but they were originally constructed in 1942 to be used as anti-aircraft stations. Which incidentally means that cannon, death ray and man-a-pult installation possibilities were all incorporated into their very design.
Each of the forts consists of seven stilted 300-ton buildings, with the central fortress being the operational centre and the surrounding six acting as giant gun platforms. Their 120-strong personnel originally moved between the towers using narrow catwalks.
2. Wreck of the SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
3. Underwater City, shicheng China
4. Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned after the nearby Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie.
5. Canfranc Rail Station was part of an international railway route through Spain and France. An accident in 1970 destroyed a nearby bridge and ended international rail links between the two countires, leaving Canfranc deserted.
6. Pripyat, Ukraine – Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned after the nearby Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city.
7. Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea. Ryugyong Hotel is a true display of North Korea’s madness. Work started on this 105 story hotel only a few years before a massive famine plagued the country.
Abandoned for 16 years, work once again began in 2008, when it was coated in $150 million worth of glass. Foreign guests have reported that although the structure now looks complete on the outside, a lot of the interior is still abandoned and incomplete.
8. Willard Asylum – Willard, New York
Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane was built in 1869 and closed in 1995. Housing 4000 patients at its peak, more than half of the 50,000 patients who called Willard Asylum their home died within its walls.
This makes the asylums morgue (pictured above) one of the creepiest places we can imagine. By its closure, most patients were eventually integrated back into society, but in the early days “people didn’t leave unless it was in a box.”
9. Sanzhi UFO Houses – San Zhi, Taiwan
These homes were intended to be sold to U.S. military officers when construction began in 1978. In 1980, work was halted due to loss of investment.
10. Six Flags Jazzland – New Orleans, Louisiana. Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since.
Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. Several companies have plans to develop the park, but until then it will remain as the perfect setting for a horror movie.
11. Chateau Miranda – Celles, Belgiumh. The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after World War II, Miranda Castle was used as an orphanage.
It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow authorities to care for the structure. Because of its past, this haunting castle remains a favourite amongst ghost hunters.
12. Bannerman Castle – Pollepel Island, New York. Bannerman Castle’s owner, Francis Bannerman VI, built the structure as storage space after buying the American military surplus from the war with the Spanish.
After 200lbs of ammunition exploded in 1920, much of the castle was destroyed and the rest abandoned.
13. Power Planet – Belgium
14. Holy Land USA, Waterbury Connecticut
15. Orpheum Auditorium – New Bedford, Massachusetts
16. Abandoned Mill – Ontario, Canada
17. City Hall Station – New York City, New York
18. Hashima Island, Japan
19. Eilean Donan – Loch Duich, Scotland
20. 102-Year-Old Floating Forest in Sydney, Australia
21. Abandoned Coal Plant – France
22. House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgaria
23. I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium
24. Częstochowa, Poland’s abandoned train depot
25. Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England
26. The remains of the Pegasus in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
27. Kalavantin Durg near Panvel, India
28. 15th century monastery in the Black Forest in Germany
29. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay
30. Holy Land USA
31. The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China
32. Fishing hut on a lake in Germany
33. The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia
34. The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park outside Beijing, China
35. Abandoned dome houses in Southwest Florida
36. Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert
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