Can’t wait until the world ends and EVERYTHING looks like this. These real life ruins offer an eerie glimpse into a post-human world.
The “Haunted Hotel” at Tequendama Falls, 30 km southwest of Bogotá, Colombia. Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers. Perched on the edge of a cliff, it provided a breathtaking view of the waterfall. However, during the following decades, the Bogotá river became contaminated and tourists lost interest in the area. The hotel was closed down in the early 1990’s and has been abandoned ever since. The high number of suicides at the site has led many to believe the building is haunted.
Abandoned apartment blocks in the village of Keelung, Taiwan
Abandoned apartment blocks in the village of Keelung, Taiwan (not to be confused with Keelung City), built during a housing bubble. The construction company went bankrupt in 1997 and the unfinished flats have been deserted ever since.
Communist Party Headquarters in Bulgaria
The ‘House-Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party’ was envisaged as a symbolic meeting place for the communist regime. Resembling something out of a 1950s sci-fi movie, the colossal concrete saucer perches at an altitude of 1441 metres above sea level in the Balkan Mountains.
Craco is a medieval village in the Matera province. Earthquakes, landslides, and a lack of fertile farming land have led to its abandonment. In 1963 the last 1,800 inhabitants were transferred to nearby valley.
Deserted factory in Paraguay
A tree grows from the top of a chimney in an abandoned factory yard in Luque, on the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay.
The abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit, Michigan
Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Church, in Detroit
Abandoned mill built in 1866 in Sorrento, Italy
1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Sarajevo
Peleas de Abajo, northwestern Spain
Decades of overspending and accumulated interest on unpaid debt has put Peleas de Abajo 4.6 million euros in the red, and the mayor claims it is now the most indebted town in Spain. Many homes are uninhabited.
The abandoned construction site of the “New Benghazi” project in Benghazi. Libya, in June 2011.
Hundreds of cement mixers, cranes, and forklifts remain among gray buildings left unfinished when Chinese workers abandoned Libya as fighting broke out.
Abandoned distillery in Barbados
Deserted school classroom in the village of Voynitsa
A goat walks through a deserted school classroom in the village of Voynitsa, north of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. In the 1970s and 1980s, the region saw massive industrialization, making goods solely for the communist-era market. But when the Iron Curtain fell, the factories closed.
Cracked bed of a dry area of Xieshan
A boat lies stranded on the cracked bed of a dry area of Xieshan, which is part of Poyang Lake in east China’s Jiangxi Province
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.
Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned a few days after the nearby Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
Ryugyong Hotel – Pyongyang, North Korea
The 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.
Six Flags New Jazz Land – New Orleans, Louisiana
Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags New Jazz Land has been abandoned since.
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.
Holy Land USA – Waterbury, Connecticut
Holy Land USA was a theme park based on passages from the Bible. At its peak in the 1960s and 70s, the park attracted around 40,000 visitors annually. It was closed down in 1984, though the grounds remain intact.
Wreck of the SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands
This former United States ocean liner was wrecked in 1994 after 54 years of service.
Underwater City – Shicheng, China
Shicheng has been under water for 53 years since the Xin’an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago.
Christ of the Abyss – San Fruttuoso, Italy
Guido Galletti built this statue of Christ in 1954 and placed it into the water at a depth of 55 feet.
Wonderland Amusement Park – Beijing, China
Designed to be the biggest amusement park in Asia, Wonderland was never completed after financial issues. The land has since been cultivated by local farmers.
Dadipark – Dadizel, Belgium
A simple playground, Dadipark opened in the 1950s and closed in 2002.
Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory — Brooklyn, New York
Military Hospital – Beelitz, Germany
An Adandoned Rocket Factory – Russia