The whaling station at Grytviken was abandoned by the Norwegians in 1965 following a massive decline in the whaling industry.
The village of Kelso in Southern New Zealand was abandoned in 1980 after continuous occurrences of flooding. The entire population was moved elsewhere.
Puerto Del Hambre, or Port Famine, is an abandoned settlement at the inhospitable region of Patagonia at the southern tip of Chile.
The Ballaghaderreen Swimming Pool was converted from a reservoir however it became abandoned in the 1980s and has remained so ever since.
Once one of Waterford City’s premier hotels, the former Jurys Ard Ri Hotel now sits abandoned overlooking Ireland’s oldest city.
Rolling Acres Mall in Akron was once one of the biggest malls in Ohio however the stores began to move out and it was eventually left abandoned.
The East Fortune Hospital in East Lothian, Scotland was closed to patients in 1997 and has remained abandoned ever since.
Mosney was once Ireland’s most popular holiday camp however it was converted into a centre for asylum seekers in 2000 and much of it became abandoned.
The Wonderland Amusement Park near Beijing was planned as Asia’s biggest theme park but was abandoned following the collapse of China’s property market.
The Six Flags New Orleans theme park, formerly Jazzland, in Louisiana lies abandoned following the devastating destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.