Ghost Towns Around the World

By Derek Evans | Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities from across the globe.

Myanmar's "a ghost town" to surpass one wonder of the world

Mrauk U used to be Myanmar’s "golden city", it is now called "the forgotten city".<p>However, local people, temples, walls, and bricks at Mrauk U has …

Asia

Eerie images of a historic village on the verge of being abandoned after years of neglect

A small village that dates back to the 1500s is on the verge of becoming a ghost town after years of abandonment and neglect.<p>Located north-west of …

Europe

MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: The Once-Booming Town of Brinton

The Michigan ghost town of Brinton is located in Isabella County in Coldwater Township. It was founded in 1862, named “Letson” after storekeeper & …

Ghost Towns

A 13th-century ruin listed on Airbnb is a dreamy mix of old and new

Sleep doesn’t come easy when you’re living in a dream. Earlier this month, I spent a night tossing and turning, overwhelmed by an enchanting 13th-century stone house on the edge of Civita di Bagnoregio, a deserted hilltop town about 75 miles north of Rome. I booked it on Airbnb.<p>“Casa d’Artista,” or …

Europe

The 13 most creepy and incredible ghost towns around the world

Nothing can quite intrigue and horrify us in equal parts like a town that was abandoned in its entirety.<p>And while ghost towns have captivated people …

A World Without People

<i>Updated on May 28, 2017</i><p>For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have evacuated or otherwise abandoned many places around the world—large and small, old and new. Gathering images of deserted areas into a single photo essay, one can get a sense of what the world might look like if humans …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Urbex

In the Mojave Desert, a winding route reveals the weird and the wonderful

There’s no road trip like a desert road trip.<p>You rarely run out of road, and you’re sure to meet people far more compelling than yourself. But I wasn’t interested in the irrigated, moneyed enclaves of ex-presidents and chief executives.<p>I wanted to explore the remoter edges of the Mojave — those …

Road Trips

Old drowned church

Urbex - Abandoned Castle (HU)

Power transmission factory

15 Most Spine Chilling Ghost Towns In America

If you’re into traveling off the beaten path, then you might be into visiting ghost towns throughout the United States. After all, there is no …

Road Trips

The volcano ghost town that lies abandoned since 10,000 people fled Mount Sinabung eruption in 2014

• <b>Mount Sinabung, in Indonesia, lay dormant for an estimated 400 years before roaring back into life in 2010</b>• <b><br>A particularly large blast in 2014 led to</b> …

Glenrio Ghost Town

The old Route 66 town straddling Texas and New Mexico died along with the Main Street of America.<p>Glenrio, a Route 66 town straddling the state …

Weird

The Ghost Town of Nelson

The Freemont township hall stands a few miles south of Hemlock on the corner of Hemlock and Nelson roads. settlers came to the area way back in 1867 …

The haunting Alaskan ghost village on King Island

King Island is a small island in the Bering Sea. It is situated just slightly west of Alaska, approximately 40 miles from Cape Douglas and some 90 …

Forsaken Village on Italy’s Coast Tells Tale of a Paradise Lost

VILLAGGIO COPPOLA, Italy — When Villaggio Coppola was built in the 1960s along the western Mediterranean coast of Italy, just north of Naples, the aspiration was of a utopian residential area.<p>But as it turns out, utopia quickly took a wrong turn. Around 12,000 apartments, along the seaside and in …

Italy

‘Creepiest neighborhood in the world:’ photographer documents homes abandoned after flood

ALBERTA, Canada – An Alberta, Canada neighborhood known as “Beachwood Estates” used to be thriving, full of families living their lives. But thanks …

Cleveland

The Creepiest Ghost Town In Northern California Is The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Amatol Ghost Town

In the woods of New Jersey lie the ruins of a munitions village abandoned after World War I and the remnants of a 1920s wooden racetrack.<p>During the …

Weird

12 incredible abandoned places in Philly - Curbed Philly

Given Philly’s long history, it’s no wonder that there are countless buildings out there that make folks stop and ask, “What <i>is</i> that building?” Chances are, it’s an old warehouse that once thrived during the city’s industrial boom, or maybe it’s one of Philly’s many monstrous power plants.<p>Regardless …

17 stunning photos that show what the radioactive area around Chernobyl looks like more than 30 years after the explosion

On April 26, 1986, a radioactive release 10 times bigger than the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power station inside the Soviet Union. It would go down in history as one of the worst disasters of its kind.<p>The explosion blasted radioactive gas and dust into the air, and …

Soviet Union

Photographer documents abandoned places in Fukushima in this devastating photo series

The very thought of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster can bring tears to your eyes. It’s been more than six years since this event, and consequences …

Photography

These 5 Trails In Massachusetts Will Lead You To Extraordinary Ancient Ruins

These ruins may look like the remains of an ancient castle, but the Eyrie House was actually an 19th-century hotel. Located on Mount Nonotuck, the …

Abandoned churches in all their ruined glory

Roman Robroek takes beautiful photos at abandoned sites all over Europe, including the thousands of abandoned churches across the continent as much …

12 eerie photos of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Urban Design