What can you discover in an abandoned place? Stories of the past? Echoes of loved ones walking, laughing, eating around decorative tables, and decadent meals? That is exactly what travel blogs such as Mike Grist’s website and Abandoned Kansai document to be the case of the Heian Wedding Hall. The latter includes several photos with Japanese writing on… Read More »Forgotten Vows: The Abandoned Heian Wedding Hall
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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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Hokkaido, the northernmost part of Japan’s four main islands, is not as developed as the rest of Japan. The isolation makes it a desirable destination for vacationers – some 35 million people annually visit the island. They are attracted by its natural beauty, ski areas, hot springs, and rich local culture. But one place that… Read More »Gluck Kingdom | A Deserted Theme Park
Nestled in picturesque Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, the Deertrail Resort is the abandoned dream of Albert Yuen and his dear wife. The ruins of the resort stand 1.5 kilometers past the entrance of Sooke Potholes Regional Park and along the Sooke River. So what happened to the uniquely planned Deertrail Resort? And what are the… Read More »The Ruins of Deertrail Resort
The Arnfinn Nesset House is a long-abandoned residence that tourists stumbled upon while on a road trip in Norway in 2016. But the Arnfinn Nesset House isn’t just another abandoned building. Instead, it marks the location of the previously unknown home of Arnfinn Nesset, one of Norway’s most notorious serial killers. Arnfinn Nesset, an eerily… Read More »Arnfinn Nesset House: Home of the Serial Killer
Now a seemingly decaying structure, the Merchant’s Ice Tower is located in Louisville, Kentucky’s Smoketown neighborhood. Once a huge historic site now loses brick veneers occasionally, turning it into an eyesore to the surrounding community. And demolition seems imminent. However, what happened to it? Is it haunted? Here, we analyze its history and some possible… Read More »Merchant’s Ice Tower: Empty and Haunted?
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
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.