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Thread: The long farewell: Places around the world reclaimed by nature

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    The long farewell: Places around the world reclaimed by nature


    The long farewell: Places around the world reclaimed by nature



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    Humans are capable of constructing huge buildings, malls, railway tracks and mansions but once we abandon our creations, nature shows who is boss.
    Take a look and some places and things that nature has reclaimed. (Pictured) Old saw mill ruin in Sorrento, Italy, which was built around the 10th century.




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    An abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia.
    According to a report by Daily Mail, this town served as an oasis for thousands during the 1900s who came looking for diamonds in the desert. Fifty years later, the town was abandoned.




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    Holland Island, located in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, U.S., is named after Colonel Daniel Holland, who came to settle here around the 1600s.
    All houses constructed on this island fell prey to erosion and the last one (pictured) fell into the Chesapeake Bay in 2010.





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    Houses are covered with creepers at a deserted village on Shengshan Island on May 31, 2015 in Zhoushan, China.




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    Houses are covered with creepers at a deserted village on Shengshan Island on May 31, 2015 in Zhoushan, China.




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    Sea forts from the World War II era, located on Red Sands, off the North Kent coast, which located in Herne Bay, United Kingdom.
    They were built by the United Kingdom as a defense mechanism against the German navy.




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    An abandoned old railroad track with moss in Taipingshan, Taiwan.




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    An abandoned marshalling yard in Duisburg Wedau, an industrial wasteland in the Ruhr area, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.





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    A damaged train station between Gori and Kareli in Georgia.




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    A girl walks on a disused railway track, through what is known locally as the "Tunnel of Love," in the small town Kleven some 217 miles (350km) off western Kiev, Ukraine.




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    A fortress in Stari Bar, Montenegro, covered with thick vegetation.




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    A car dump in Kirkoe Mosse, Sweden.




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    Okunoshima, located in the Inland Sea of Japan in the city of Takehara, Hiroshima Prefecture.
    It played a key role during World War II as a poison gas factory, because of its isolation, and because it was far enough from Tokyo and other areas in case of disaster.




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    Trees growing out of ruins at Ta Prohm in Angkor, Cambodia.




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    An abandoned picnic table is reclaimed by the forest Elsie, Oregon, U.S.




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    Fish gather in the basement of the erstwhile New World Shopping Mall in Bangkok, Thailand.




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    Rusting hulk of the cargo ship Katoora, in mangroves on the banks of the Norman River, Queensland, Australia.




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    The ruin of a vandalized, golf ball-shaped cover for antennas of the abandoned former listening station of the United States National Security Agency, at the Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain), is reflected in a puddle in Berlin, Germany.
    The listening station, which was active until the early '90s, is now used by graffiti artists and can be visited only with guided tours.




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    An abandoned house with an overgrown lot is seen in the Brightmoor neighborhood, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Brightmoor is one of the city’s more blighted neighborhoods.




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    The SS Ayrfield, Homebush Bay, Australia, sits on the shallow harbor bottom with mangroves growing out of her rusting shell.
    It was built in 1911 and scuttled in 1972.




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    Two people walking on abandoned railroad tracks in Paris, France.




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    A disused bobsleigh track from the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.




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    A Ferris wheel in the abandoned city of Pripyat, a ghost town near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which now lies abandoned within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone following a nuclear disaster at the plant on April 26, 1986.




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    An abandoned wooden house in the suburban Heinälampi area in Jyväskylä, Finland.




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    Fishing hut in lake of Berchtesgaden National Park, Germany.




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    Castle covered with vegetation in the historic town of Erice, Sicily, Italy.




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    An old farmhouse in Searsport, Maine, U.S.




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    The Ferris wheel with trees growing up around it at the abandoned amusement park Spreepark, in Berlin.




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    Leaves fill the ruts of this road in the middle of a forest in rural central Pennsylvania near State College, U.S.
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    Gorgeous!
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    ^trains still run three times a day


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    Yeah, this one is still used too
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    Seriously? I never would have guessed.
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    Either that or nature is really slacking.
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    Some of these are wonderfully haunting. The old ferris wheel looks like something out of freakshow. Love the 10th century castle.
    "The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it."...Axel Munthe

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    ^trains still run three times a day


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    Yeah, this one is still used too
    I didn't get this one. I could find that exact same photo in about 20 places in my town and it's not secluded.

    The farmhouse is really haunting. Terrifying even.

    Love the covered railroad track too.

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    I loved the fishing hut in the lake and the tunnel of love.

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    I'll add one.

    The fire has been burning underground since 1962.

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    Centralia is a pretty awesome place to visit. People still live there, I think it's around 10 people comprising three families/5 households. There's an active Catholic Church that just celebrated 100 years of continuous services.

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