In the mouth of the Yangtze River off the eastern coast of China, a small island holds a secret haven lost to the forces of time and nature—an abandoned fishing village swallowed by dense layers of ivy slowly creeping over every brick and path. Houtou Wan Village is located on Gouqi Island, which belongs to … Continue reading Village claimed by Nature in China.
Contributor: debthomson The Lady of the Lake is what they call the ghostly remains of a WB-29 Superfortress, a weather reconnaissance aircraft retired in 1955 that sits partially submerged in an Alaskan lake at Eielson AFB. Once used for open water extrication training until it became too dangerous to serve even that purpose, the Lady … Continue reading The Lady in the Lake, Alaska.
St John’s Orphanage was opened in 1905 by the Sisters of Mercy and the Catholic Church, and operated for 71 years until its closure in 1976. For the first 7 years of operation St John’s housed both boys and girls (which it was one of the first to do so) and in 1912 St Joesph’s … Continue reading Abandoned St John’s Orphanage, Goulburn.
Not much of Rochester, New York's rapid transit system remains. The network of rail cars launched in 1927 and served its last passenger on June 30, 1956. The system was built thanks to a diversion of the Erie Canal, which left the city with unused, below-grade land. But like so many cities at the time, … Continue reading Rochester’s Abandoned Subway, NY.
By Aaron Skinn · · From Snapped: My town Just on the outskirts of my town Barcaldine, Queensland, there is a tree in a paddock with a bunch of dead cars keeping it company. A solitary monument to times gone by, and a pretty good summary of the landscape around our town. Unlike the city … Continue reading Car Graveyard, Barcaldine.
The iconic Crystal Mill of Crystal, Colorado. This mining structure has been bravely clinging onto this cliffs edge since the late 1800's and sits nestled amidst a beautiful backdrop of Aspen trees. Image Credit: Photograph by Erik Johnson Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America. Member since 2015 Source: Crystal Mill | Smithsonian Photo Contest | … Continue reading Crystal Mill, Crystal, Coloroda.
Photograph by lifecatchme · · From Pic of the Week What do you do when visiting an abandoned railway tunnel? If you decided on a Picnic, yes, you'd be almost right, we always travel with a car loaded with food. On this day we had triple cream Brie, crackers, cider and chocolate. When it comes … Continue reading Light at the end of a Empty Railway Tunnel.
In the 1920's, Villa Epecuén and its delightful salt lake were a popular tourist retreat for Buenos Aires vacationers. Arriving by train, as many as 5,000 visitors at a time could relax in lavish quarters after taking advantage of the therapeutic waters of Lago Epecuén. The mountain lake was usual in that its waters were … Continue reading Villa Epecuen Argentina.
Abandoned School in Fresno. Image Credit: Photograph by Robert Cassway – Montana, USA ‘This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay after the families that lived in Fresno moved away. It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West’ via The walls have … Continue reading School from the Vanishing West, Fresno.
Spinalonga (photograph by Ggia/Wikimedia) Abandoned: Mid-20th Century Eerie Elements: After being carved off Crete to be a fortress, Spinalonga — sometimes called the Island of Tears — last served as a leper colony in the 20th century. Can You Go? While once lepers shuddered to enter the island's isolation through "Dante's Gate," now tourists are … Continue reading ‘The Island of Tears’ Spinalonga.