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Abandoned Buildings

A Demolition Permit Has Been Issued for This Abandoned ...

November 8, 2017

The home, fondly called Bon Haven by the locals, has been a landmark in Spartanburg since its construction in 1884. No one has lived here since 1995, when the la...

The Whimsical 'Dr. Seuss House' in the Alaskan Woods

August 30, 2017

This whimsical house is located in the sparse woods in Willow, Alaska. The locals calls it the 'Dr. Seuss House,' and it's easy to see why. The structure stand 185 feet...

The 5 Most Mysterious Temples

August 22, 2017

Ancient temples hide within them thousands of years of history and mysteries... Credit: Mystic Lands

Chand Baori: World's Largest and Deepest Stepwell

August 22, 2017

Chand Baori is the oldest stepwell in Rajhastan, India and the deepest and biggest in the entire world. Stepwells are built with steps on the side which allows people to e...

Iceland's Medieval Turf Houses Merge Beautifully With N...

August 21, 2017

Turf has been used for building structures by European and arctic cultures since the Neolithic period. In Iceland, these green-covered dwellings merge beautifully...

For Sale: An Entire Pennsylvania Town for Only $1.5 Mil...

April 1, 2017

If you ever have $1.5M to spare, and you want a town to call your own — good news! The village of Reduction, Pennsylvania is on the market. But you have to have c...

Man Took Photos of the Same Place for Over 40 Years and...

March 18, 2017

Camilo José Vergara is a Chilean-born photographer who captured buildings in his neighborhood and witnessed as they change through the years. He documented these ...

One of the World’s Oldest and Tallest Wooden Structures...

March 12, 2017

Russia’s Kizhi island is popular for many historical wooden buildings that were moved to the island from various parts of Karelia for safety purposes during the...

400-year-old Village Set for Demolition and Will Be Los...

March 5, 2017

In the Flemish province of East-Flanders, there is a subdivision of the municipality of Beveren called Doel. It is a 400-year-old village north-west of Antwerp, B...

The Secrets of Medieval Castles: Why Medieval Castles A...

March 4, 2017

A medieval castle is not just a huge glamorous palace with hefty stone walls surrounding it -- it's more than that. It's an architecture that was entirely designe...

The Abandoned Fishing Village Taken Over By Nature

February 20, 2017

Off the eastern coast of China, along the Yangtze River opening, a deserted fishing village is being taken over little at a time by the forces of nature. Located on Gouqi...

A 16th Century Interior Chapel Adorned with Human Bones...

January 23, 2017

One of the well-known masterpiece in Evora, Portugal is located next to the Church of St. Francis, a modest interior chapel called the Capela dos Ossos which tran...

A Beautiful Abandoned Castle Built 400 Years Ago

January 23, 2017

Concealed in Tuscan hills of Northern Italy is Castello di Sammezzano. Four hundred years ago, this magnificent Moorish castle was built around 1605. However, for more than...

Underground Cities: 3500 Years of Cappadocian Cave Home...

January 19, 2017

Cities, empires and religions have been erected and demolished around these unique underground sanctuaries used by early Christians to hide from Roman armies, sti...

California Couple Inherits 50-Year-Old Bunker Beneath T...

December 21, 2016

When they bought the house, the Otcaseks were only told that the property had “an unusual feature”: a large, concrete-lined hole in the backyard. They were told t...

The 10,000-Bedroom Hotel That Was Never Used

December 19, 2016

Hotel Prora is a massive building complex built between 1936 and 1939 by the Nazis as part of their "Strength through Joy" programme. The complex stretches over three miles alo...

5 of America's Insane Ayslums and the Horrors That Happ...

December 16, 2016

From the birthplace of the lobotomy to a school for disabled children with "zoo-like" conditions, let's go behind the locked doors of history's worst institutions...

A Time Capsule Lies Under the City of Naples, Italy

December 16, 2016

Lost for decades beneath the streets of Naples, Italy, the Galleria Borbonica is a time capsule of the city's history. The system of tunnels and caverns, stretching fro...

The Abandoned Copper Mining Town in Kennicott, Alaska

December 14, 2016

The old mining town of Kennicott in the US state of Alaska, located on the south slopes of Wrangell mountain close to the Kennicott Glacier, about five miles up from t...

The Most Photographed Victorian House in the United Sta...

December 5, 2016

Originally the home of William Carson, one of Northern California’s first major lumber barons,the Carson Mansion is a large Victorian house located in Old Town, E...

The Mystery of the Margate Shell Grotto

November 28, 2016

In 1835 a labourer was digging a field just outside the English seaside town of Margate. His work was interrupted when he thrust his spade in to the soil and it vanished into the g...

Abandoned Italian Castle Built in 1605 is Still as Exqu...

November 23, 2016

This castle in Tuscany, Italy, built in 1605, is like something from a folktale! From the stunning variety of tile mosaics to the arched Moorish doorways, this pa...

A Once Booming Mining Town Is Now A Perfectly Preserved...

November 11, 2016

Once a booming mining camp, Bodie, California, just east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, is now a perfectly preserved time capsule of life in the early 20th centu...

King Island: Alaska’s Inuit Ghost Village on Stilts

November 9, 2016

For thousands of years, a community of Inupiat people lived, survived and thrived in one of the harshest environments in the world - King Island. And these are the im...

The Victorian Ghost Town That Nobody Wants

October 30, 2016

Johnsonville, Connecticut may be completely void of human inhabitants at present, but a few licks of paint and a good spring clean you could be calling it home in no time! The to...

The Sunken Ancient City of Baiae

October 25, 2016

Baiae was built on the Cumaean Peninsula, originally as a port. It became a luxurious resort town and a gateway for the elite towards the beginning of the Roman Empire. Baia was the hottes...

Abandoned Subway Station at the Southern Tip of Manhatt...

October 24, 2016

Even if you use New York’s subway system every day, you’ve probably never walked through the City Hall station. The subway has been closed since 1945 but was neve...

20 Abandoned Places from all Over the World

October 23, 2016

In the following days, we'll be creating an Abandoned Place series which will be about the history and stories of the places included in this list. Stay tuned! H/T Pinterest

This Historic Ghost Town In Colorado Is Up For Sale

October 23, 2016

The small ghost town of Cabin Creek, Colorado, once a bustling highway stop, is available for sale as of August 2016. The five-acre property, which is being offered for ...

American Ghost Towns: Amazing Peek Into History

October 16, 2016

During 19th century hundreds of resource-based towns rose rapidly across the American Wild West. Many of them abandoned almost as rapidly as they rose. 1. Bodie, California...

Filmmaker Reveals 100-Year-Old Soviet Ghost Town

October 9, 2016

At one time the coal-mining settlement of Pyramiden, Norway had a population of over 1,000 residents and workers. It's population today? Six. In this short documentary, fil...

Liverpool has a Buried Underworld and No One Knows Why

September 27, 2016

For fifteen years, retired Liverpudlian locals and curious volunteers have been digging up a vast network of 200 hundred-year old tunnels and cellar systems beneath t...

A Canadian Ghost Town That Stood Frozen in Time

September 21, 2016

In Canada the small town of Kitsault lies frozen in time, completely abandoned by it's once 1,200 strong community. Kitsault has been left a ghost town for 30 years now and ...

In 1850, a Farmer Found a Secret Village Older Than The...

August 1, 2016

In a small bay in Scotland, a well-kept secret is hidden among the green hills. For millennia, no one knew that this place ever existed. Time and weather buried ...

Kowloon Walled City: The Most Densely Populated City Un...

July 12, 2016

During its final years, Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong became the most densely populated place on earth with 50,000 people crammed into just a few city blocks. ...

Made In China: European Towns and Cities Cloned

June 27, 2016

In the outskirts of Shanghai, China stands a fake Eiffel Tower overlooking a replica of the Champ de Mars and rows of Parisian townhouses. Behold the gated community of Tian...

Navarro Flats: New York’s Most Spectacular Apartment Bu...

June 22, 2016

Called the Navarro Flats, this massive fortress of Gilded-Age extravagance was built on Central Park South at Seventh Avenue in the mid-1880s. The Navarro Flat...

This 13th Century French Chateau is a Sleeping Beauty W...

May 19, 2016

In the town of Les Trois-Moutiers in France, located roughly 200 miles southwest of Paris, stands Chateau de la Motte-Chandenier.  The Chateau de la Mothe-Chanden...

Google Earth Captured These 22 Images Of This Ghost Tow...

April 25, 2016

There’s something about abandoned places that oddly fascinates me. Perhaps it’s the story they tell, like the story of the now-abandoned city of East St. Louis, I...