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.
In 2007, Ireland’s property bubble burst leaving over 230,000 homes abandoned in ghost estates such as Cnoc An Iuir in Leitrim.
Battersea Power Station consisted of 2 identical coal power generating stations. It closed in 1983 and was left abandoned for many years.
Whittingham Hospital was one of England’s largest mental health facilities but an abuse scandal was the beginning of a steady decline.
Conza Della Campania and the ancient site of Compsa was destroyed in an earthquake in 1980 and replaced with a new town nearby.
Agdam is a ghost town in the disputed Republic of Artsakh and was abandoned during the Nagorno-Karabakh War between Armenia and Azerbaijan.