These eerie destinations give a strange, yet fascinating look at our planet after people.
Overgrown palace, Poland
In 1910, this grand palace was built as a home for Polish Royalty. The rest of the century proved uncertain for the country and under communist rule the palace became an agricultural school, as well as a home for mentally handicapped adults and children. The former palace was deserted following the fall of the USSR.
Church in St. Etienne, France
Floating forest, Sydney, Australia
Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California
The Mare Island Naval Shipyard acted as a submarine port during both of the World Wars. In the 1990s, the building was abandoned and flooding has since created an amazing mirror effect.
The Titanic wreck
The titanic took its first and last voyage in April, 1912. It was not until 73 years later that the decaying wreck of what was once the greatest ship in the world was discovered. The 1,500 souls lost with the vessel had been devoured by sea life, leaving behind a ghost ship.
Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France
Spreepark, Berlin, Germany
Spreepark, opened in 1969, was the only amusement park in East Berlin during Soviet rule. When the wall fell, bigger and better parks opened, leading to Spreeparks closure in 2001.
Jet Star Rollercoaster, Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Island Home, Finland
Chris McCandless magic bus, Stampede Trail, Alaska
Bus 142 was left behind by the workers who built the railway at Stampede Trail. Christopher McCandless, an American hitchhiker whose story was told through the movie “Into The Wild, lived and died in what he referred to as the “magic bus” during the summer of 1992.
Turquoise Canal, Venice, Italy.
Just like any other city, areas of Venice are boarded up and abandoned.
Tree growing around an abandoned bicycle
Nara Dreamland was built in 1961 after Disneyland took the world by storm. The entrance to the park was almost identical to Disneyland and included its own version of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. The park closed in 2006 because of low visitor numbers.
Bare footprints in an abandoned nuclear reactor
An abandoned waterpark
Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany
Methodist church, Gary, Indiana
Gary, Indiana, was founded in 1905 during the boom of US steel. During the 1950s, more than 200,000 people worked in the bustling city. As the manufacturing sector declined, nearly half of the city fell into disuse.
Car graveyard, Ardennes, Belgium
Many American soldiers based on the Western front during World War 2 purchased cars for personal use. When the war ended, they proved too expensive to ship home and many were left abandoned in this eerie graveyard.
Driverless bumper cars, Chernobyl, Ukraine
Abandoned hospital bed. Chernobyl, Ukraine
The city of Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie.