Abandoned Places

Plymouth town – The only ghost capital of a political territory in Montserrat island

A town constructed on historical lava deposits near the then long-inactive Soufrière Hills volcano, the town was evacuated in 1995 when the volcano resumed erupting. Plymouth was

Sólheimasandur Crash – The Abandoned plane wreckage in Sólheimasandur

The remains of the aircraft which crashed in 1973 have remained relatively intact, leading to the crash site becoming a tourist destination. The aircraft was flying from

Fantasy World – The “abandoned” theme park in Lemery

The theme park, built in 2001, it was once owned by a businessman who was forced to leave it unfinished due to financial problems. Everything now lays

Red Sands Fort – The seven armed towers in the Thames Estuary

They were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later  used for

Hashima Island – The abandoned Battleship Island in Takashima

The island is one of 505 uninhabited islands in Nagasaki Prefecture. The island’s most notable features are its abandoned concrete buildings, undisturbed except by nature, and the

Buzludzha monument – The futurist memorial house in Shipka

A monument in honor of the Bulgarian socialist movement. Construction began on 23 January 1974 under architect Georgi Stoilov, a former mayor of Sofia and co-founder of

Łapalice Castle – The never completed mansion in Łapalice

Imposing Castle resembles many of Eastern Europe’s legendary castles. The grand building was originally built as a studio for Gdańsk sculptor Piotr Kazimierczak. A 5,000 sq/m castle

Fort Alexander – The naval fortress in Saint Petersburg

Since the formation of Saint Petersburg in 1703, the waterways in the Gulf of Finland were of strategic importancemfor Russia. Peter I initiated the construction of forts

Monte Palace – The former famous viewpoint in São Miguel Island

Gare Royale d’Ardenne – The former train station in Houyet

Léopold II had a tower as well as the castle of Ardenne. In 1898, this huge property became a luxury hotel with several hundred rooms. Leopold II’s

Hachijo Royal Hotel – The former luxury hotel in Hachijō-jima

The Resort Hachijo was one of the largest hotels in Japan and attracted its clientele from the ever-expanding Japanese middle class. The Hachijo Royal Hotel was built

Ryugyong Hotel – The World’s tallest unoccupied building in Pyongyang

The building has been planned as a mixed-use development, which would include a hotel. Construction began in 1987 but was halted in 1992 as North Korea entered

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