A whole world opened up once I started exploring images of abandoned places. As in so many wonder posts, it’s hard to pick and choose–and to stop because there seem to be endless amazing photographs. Some of the pictures that follow are the remains of man-made beauty, some are of nature reclaiming what humans have abandoned. And of course, as always, there are the artists who capture the perfect light, have an eye for the best angle, the exact right setting to give us the best of what they see.
If you recognize anything unlabeled, please let us know.
NYC’s City Hall Subway Station was first constructed over 100 years ago, a part of New York’s earliest underground transport network. It has been shut down and untouched since 1945.
Lee Plaza Hotel, once one of the most luxurious residential hotels in Detroit, closed in the 1990s. By Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre.
Castle from 15 Century, Black Forest, Germany
House in Namibia Desert
Mill from 1866, Sorento, Italy
NSA listening station, Berlin, Germany by Jeremy Pierce-Mayer
Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, New York
Russian Railway Station
Boat from 2nd World War, Homebush, Australia
Bulgarian Communist Party House–I think those are ceiling lights.
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Abandoned Village in Russia
“El Hotel del Salto”, Columbia
Abandoned City Near Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine
Safe deposit boxes in bank vault, Detroit, Michigan
Railway Station in Poland
Kalavantin Durg, India
Drowned Yacht, Antarctica
Fishermen House at Lake, Germany
Detroit Spanish Gothic theater, United Artists, built in 1928, closed in the 1970s. By Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
Mysterious Road Kerry Way, Ireland
Ruin in Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre
Abandoned Factory for Rockets in Russia
Ruins, Craco, Italy
North Brother Island, New York
Church, Detroit, Michigan
Ghost Town Keelung, Taiwan
Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England
Airplane “graveyard” in Tucson, Arizona
Farm of the Heinen family, spiral staircase by MMG Zegwaard
Main staircase of Old Hall, England
Sea Supervisory Houses in England
Streetcars of L.A. waiting for demolition after it was decided that the car was the future!
Small gothic chapel
Theme park submerged by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans
Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA
Abandoned Tunnel of Love in Ukraine
Russia, I think.
Underwater Bronze Statue of Jesus Christ, Mediterranean Sea, Italy. Notice the size of the diver.
Theme Park, Nora, Japan
Thanks to: Mike Hill on pinterest, Your Amazing Places,
to French photographers, Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre for Detroit images and to Lauren Riley for correcting labeling of Angkor Wat and Holland Island on the Chesapeake Bay.