Once upon a time in these parts had a lot of people, but for various reasons they left them. All that remained – it ruins that cause curiosity, fear and delight at the same time. Probably only the most daring tourists do not be afraid to visit some of these abandoned places.
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Abandoned Mysterious Places Where Once Seething Life:
Bodie Ghost Town, USA
The city was officially founded in 1876, after the miners found here rich deposits of gold and silver. In search of riches here has directed a huge number of people. But then the place got the reputation of “Sin City”, filled with the rigors of men, prostitutes and brothels freaky. No wonder that soon the city went bankrupt. By the 1940s he was completely deserted and became one of the best preserved ghost towns.
Eastern State Penitentiary, USA
Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia began to work October 25, 1829. There contained many famous criminals – such as Al Capone. The prison closed in 1969, and today there art exhibitions and tours.
Railway Station, Poland
This railway in the city of Czestochowa in southern Poland was built at the height of the industrial era heyday. Today, the abandoned railway station is considered one of the most mysterious and beautiful places in Europe.
Skyscraper Sathorn, Thailand
In the early 1990s, Thailand experienced the largest economic expansion in its history. At this time, the abundance of Bangkok began to show its stability, building high-rise buildings. But during the Asian financial crisis, the economic success of Thailand stopped. Because of this almost complete construction of a unique skyscraper stopped. Now the fate of Sathorn remains uncertain because its repair will cost more than a new building. In addition, he has appeared long reputation of a haunted house.
North Brother Island, USA
Between 1880 and of the 1930’s there was a hospital “Riverside”, which was a last resort for patients suffering from smallpox, typhoid, scarlet fever and leprosy. Before the final closure in 1963, the hospital was a rehabilitation center for adolescent drug addicts. Today the island is a nature reserve. The hospital is still standing, but the inside has nothing. Windows are broken, paint peeled off the walls and the roof crumble.
Teufelsberg (Devil’s Mountain), Germany
This relic of the Cold War, quietly standing at the top of the highest hill in West Berlin. At this place used to be a Nazi military training school, which the Allies after an unsuccessful attempt to demolish decided to bury under 120 meters of debris of destroyed buildings that have emerged as a result of massive bombardment of Anglo-American aviation. After the fall of the Berlin Wall is an abandoned building changed many owners. Among them was David Lynch, who was planning to build a University of meditation, but the municipality of Berlin, this plan is not approved.
Chateau Miranda, Belgium
During the French Revolution, a politically active family Liedekerke Beaufort castle was forced to leave and move to a neighboring farm to lie low and wait for the results of the revolution. After the Second World War to the 80s of the last century Belgian national railway company used the castle as a summer camp for orphans. But with the growth of maintenance costs in 1991, the castle was abandoned.
Kijong-dong, North Korea
In the DPRK, the village built specifically that it was empty. Kijong-dong is located in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. After the Korean War of the 1950s the DPRK authorities have decided to use it as a propaganda tool. It is the only town which can be seen from South Korea, and so he should look exemplary. Despite assurances from the North Korean authorities that live in the village of ordinary citizens of the country, with the help of quality optics can be seen that the constructed houses there are no rooms, but no glass in the windows. Light in all buildings of the village is lit at the same time at a certain time of day.
In 1927 Henry Ford began work on Fordlandiey – huge rubber plantation in the jungle along the river Brazilian tapah. Ford developed the idea of the corporate city in which were swimming pools, golf course, bungalows and even a place where classes were held by US national dances. But locals are not too staged strict rules of the city, including a ban on alcohol. Clashes between Brazilian and American managers, employees become permanent, and during one of their employees Fordlandii staged a brawl in a cafe and cars thrown into the river. After that, the city was abandoned.
Abandoned cinema, Sinai desert
How to tell the locals, cinema was built by a rich Frenchman. One day he was walking with his friends in the wilderness of the Sinai desert and decided that there is not enough theater. Without thinking, he bought in Cairo generator hundred seats and a giant screen. Everything was ready for the first show, but the locals did not like the idea. Generator they broke. So it is still in the middle of the desert, you can stumble upon a forgotten theater, in which no one showed any film.
In the early 1970s, exquisite flawless beaches of Varosha was a favorite spot of millionaires. Tourism in Cyprus was in full swing, and came here to bask in the sun, stars such as Brigitte Bardot, and Elizabeth Taylor. Everything changed in August 1974 when Turkey invaded Cyprus and has occupied its northern part. 15,000 residents fled in fear of Varosha, leaving and housing, and valuable things – most of them were planning to return soon, but the political situation remained tense, and the return was impossible.
Abandoned Hotel Refugio El Salto in Colombia
In 1924, in the city of San Antonio del Tequendama Falls was built luxury hotel Refugio El Salto. After a while it was closed because of the frequent cases of suicide visitors. Around this place go sinister legends and rumors.
Discovery Island, USA
Discovery Island – a Disney theme park in the US state of Florida. Once in the lake water Bay, which is an island, have been found dangerous bacteria, the park was closed (in July 1999) – and has since remained deserted.
Park “Holy Land”, USA
In 1958, in Waterbury, Connecticut, a man named John Greco built a biblical theme park. He was very popular in the 60-70s of last century, is annually visited by more than 40 000 people. In 1982, the Greek decided to temporarily close the park for the reconstruction and expansion, but died two years later, and after the park is not open.
New Bedord Orpheus, USA
New Bedord Orpheus – an abandoned theater in Massachusetts, USA. It was opened in 1912 and closed in 1959. Since then, the building has served mainly as a platform for stores. Now the owners are raising money for the restoration of the theater.