Balestrino in Italy suffered from earthquakes over the years and eventually in 1953, the government took the decision to move the entire population to a new village nearby.
Athens hosted the Olympics in 2004 but it nearly brought the country to its knees. Massive venues were left abandoned as they simply hadn’t planned for uses for them after the games.
The Botanic Gardens Underground Station was a train station on the Glasgow Underground network located near Kelvinside in Glasgow’s West End. It was destroyed by fire in 1970 and left abandoned.
Transvaal Park was a waterpark located in Yasenevo, near Moscow in Russia. The roof collapsed in 2008 and it has remained abandoned ever since.
Lavrentiy Beria was the head of the KGB following World War II. His extravagant dacha was abandoned in 1953.
Beginning in the mid 1990s, Ireland experienced dramatic growth which created a property bubble. When the economy crashed in the late noughties, a large number of ghost estates were left around the country
Battersea Power Station consisted of 2 identical coal power generating stations. It ceased generating power in 1983 and was left abandoned for many years.
Whittingham Hospital was one of England’s largest psychiatric facilities but after a damning report in 1967, patient numbers began to fall and it was closed in 1995
Conza Della Campania was destroyed in an earthquake in 1980 and rebuilt 5 miles away. The original town remains abandoned but can be visited.
Agdam is a town in Azerbaijan and part of the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. During the war of 1993, the town was captured by Armenian forces and the residents forced to flee, leaving it as a ghost town.