30 amazing pictures of abandoned places: get ready to be stunned

Abandoned places have always fascinated me. They seem to exist in a kind of suspended dreamworld left behind after the people who used to inhabit them left. They’re mysterious and they make me to wonder about what might have happened back when these places were full of life.

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1. Nature has taken back this house in Norway.

2. You can see thousands of stars through the open roof of this abandoned building in Spain.

3. In southern Namibia in Africa, sand has quietly taken over the rooms in this house.

4. These stairs on Oahu, Hawaii seem to lead to heaven.

5. Now, this greenhouse is truly green.

6. This abandoned bug came to the end of the road on Lagoon Beach in South Africa.

7. This Ferris wheel seems to be all that’s left of an amusement park in Ukraine.

8. This majestic Buddha is in harmony with nature and elements.

9. It’s hard to believe that a tunnel like this could be found in Paris. But somehow, the greenery has swallowed the railroad and stone walls.

10. This train still looks futuristic long after it reached its final destination.

11. No one goes dancing at this Austrian nightclub anymore.

12. This deserted French church is still a peaceful haven.

13. A deserted castle in Belgium.

14. This church was left to the plants and animals. What amazing windows!

15. This house was probably quite luxurious once upon a time.

16. The ancient city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

17. A small powerhouse nestled on a cliff in Crystal, Colorado.

18. An old well used in ceremonies in Sintra, Portugal.

19. The Yellow Brick Road at an abandoned Wizard of Oz amusement park in North Carolina.

20. It’s been a few years since any princes or princesses have lived in this Polish castle.

21. Nature has re-taken this deserted fishing village next to the Yangtze River in China.

22. This photo is otherworldly enough, so I can’t imagine what it would be like to visit this shipwreck.

23. The light that flows in through the dome of this old chapel still creates a magical aura.

24. Ducks and geese live a regal life at this little castle in Portugal.

25. This used to be a mental hospital. Now, it’s an unforgettably beautiful abandoned building.

26. The benches in this church in Detroit are no longer filled with worshipers.

27. This wreck in Baltray, Ireland is in the advanced stages of disintegration.

28. The SS American Star struck ground in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands in 1994.

29. This deserted house in Nova Scotia, Canada perfectly matches its environment.

30. This abandoned hotel in San Antonio del Tequendama, Columbia still offers a great view of the falls.

These places look like they’ve been taken from story books, but they actually exist in the real world. Unbelievable!