There are places on Earth where time seems to have stopped, almost as if certain areas are under a mysterious spell, suspended in a bubble where time has taken a pause.
When seeing these images, I get the notion that no matter how lonely and weak these places may seem, they offer an unprecedented view into our past, while maintaining a sense of reality, and telling their story as proud ‘statues’ that were once teeming with life in an open-air museum maintained by mother nature.
In this article, we’ve gathered 30 amazing images of places all around the world that tell a story like no other article. Courtesy of itsabandoned.
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Stunning view of an abandoned 747
This image shows an abandoned 747, imagine living inside one!
Shipwreck near Canada
A stunning view of a shipwreck located off the coast of Canda.
An Abandoned Bug
This image shows us a stunning yet abandoned bug in Lagoon Beach, Milnerton, South Africa.
Abandoned house under the stars
Who wouldn’t want to live here?
Leshang Giant Buddha
Definitely one of my favorites.
A Castle under the stars
When ancient and future join. Spain.
The windows to the stars
What a perfect image captured in the ghost town of Belchite in the Spanish province of Aragon.
Nature taking over
When nature takes what belongs to it.
Water on land
Seen here are the ruins of an Estonian Prison.
All out of fish
An amazing image of the abandoned fishing village at the mouth of the Yangtze River on Gouqi island in China.
An ancient Great Wall
Here’s one you don’t see every day, an overgrown section of the Great Wall of China.
Pride of America
A photograph of the abandoned wreckage of the SS America.
Wreck of the SS America – This ship was originally supposed to be a symbol of American pride and industry. Launched in 1939, the ship quickly became involved in the Pacific War between America and Japan. After the war, the SS America became a cruise liner. When the United States witnessed a wave of new cruise ships, the America was no longer considered top-class and slowly but surely became less popular in U.S. culture. Eventually, the ship was being sold to businessmen in Thailand, when it was caught in a thunderstorm and the lines between the tow-boats and the Ship were severed. Drifting out to sea, the ship made landfall in Fuerteventura, and still resides there today | Photography by Pedro López Batista
Waterfall on stairs
Location: unknown. Photograph: stunning.
An abandoned city
The city of Pripyat was once home to more than 50,000 people.
A stunning spiral stairway in Poland.
The other side of Utah
Abandoned Paria townsite.
A Castle in Ruins
The Flossenbürg castle’s ruins.
A Private Castle
A place worth visiting?
Invasion of Sand dunes
An abandoned city in Southern Namibia.
A Ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea in England.
Ancient Temple reclaimed by nature
A stunning photograph of an ancient temple reclaimed by mother nature.
Past meat future
Seen here is the Orion Test flight as seen through an abandoned Apollo test pad.
A flooded Castle somewhere on Earth.
Abandoned forts from WW II
The abandoned Maunsell Forts near England.
One massive hole
Seen here is the world’s second largest man-made hole.
Seen here is an old, abandoned staircase in Italy.
Ta Prohm Temple
Seen here are the ruins of the Ta Prohm Temple.
Abandoned Temple in Cambodia
Nature takes back what belongs to it.
Railroad to Atlantis
Where do you think this leads to?
Oodnadatta South Australia
A glimpse to the past.
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