Urban decline is when a previously functioning city or neighborhood falls into disrepair and decrepitude. An abandoned or declining city has little or no income generated through tax and other means, which worsens its state. The social infrastructures are left to crumble, and activities meant to boost the economy gradually become inactive. A city experiencing… Read More »Reasons behind the abandoning and declination of North American cities
Welcome to World Abandoned
Every abandoned place tells a story. Visit forgotten places from all corners of the globe to discover the history of these fascinating locations.
Theme parks, airports, stadiums, hotels, shopping malls and even entire cities. Some remain abandoned, being reclaimed by the elements while some have been demolished with little remaining beyond the pictures and videos you see here.
Abandoned locations can be found across the world – on all 7 continents and in every country.
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Once a bustling industrial city, the city of Gary in Indiana is now a ghost town with 30% of the buildings unoccupied and abandoned.
Old Red Iron is the local name given to the railway bridge which spanned the river Suir in Waterford. It was abandoned in 1995.
Budva is a town in Montenegro which is a popular tourist resort in the summer months. There are many large coastal mansions, some of which are abandoned.
Caldwell House was built sometime between 1770 and 1773 and remained with family until 1993 when it was abandoned.
The Route 66 Museum in Clinton, Oklahoma tells the fascinating story of America's most iconic road and the towns left behind when it was abandoned.
Cass Technical High School was once regarded as one of Detroit's landmarks but the facilities became dated and the building was demolished.
Tancodrom Oradea was a tank base used by the Communist regime in Romania. It remained in operation until the country entered the EU in 2007.
Once regarded at the most modern mental facility in the USA, the Metropolitan State Hospital was closed in 1992 and was later demolished.