10 Places Which Used To Be Full Of Life, Yet Are No Less Amazing After Being Abandoned, As Shared By This X PageBy Vika https://pictolic.com/article/10-places-which-used-to-be-full-of-life-yet-are-no-less-amazing-after-being-abandoned-as-shared-by-this-x-page.html
You know what - I recently rewatched the first season of The Last of Us series and thought that humanity experiences a rather weird, not always understandable pleasure from contemplating spectacular scenes of desolation. That is, the places where people once lived where life was in full swing - and now only ivy covers the remains of old brick walls, and only the wind howls in the ruins at night...
Forgive me for being too poetic, but, damn it, how popular the theme of the abandoned remnants of civilization is! Suffice it to recall the old TV series Life After People, where over the course of twenty episodes, all that happens is the gradual destruction of outstanding (and not so) monuments of human activity. In general, it is not surprising that there are many popular resources on the internet that collect photographs of abandoned places - such as this page on X, a selection of the best postings of which we’ll present to you today.
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#1 Dunalistair Estate, Scotland
Recently, some attempts have been made to restore the building, but for now, it is still in ruins.
#2 An Abandoned House In Portugal
#3 Abandoned Tunnel In France
In fact, there are many reasons why once prosperous towns, villages or individual buildings fall into disrepair. This could be the consequences of a military conflict, a devastating natural or human-made disaster, or simply due to changes in economic conditions. Just remember how many towns or settlements in the West of the United States that owed their heyday to the gold rush were abandoned when nearby gold deposits exhausted their potential.
#4 An Abandoned Mansion In The Irish Forests
#5 Abandoned Chateau In The Forest
#6 Stock Exchange, Antwerp, Surely Too Beautiful To Be Abandoned
After a long and intensive renovation, it was reopened in October 2019 as an events venue (Antwerp Trade Fair) with a restaurant, hotel, and public passage.
We must also not forget the destructive consequences of human activity - for example, one of the northern districts of the city of Famagusta in Cyprus has been abandoned since 1974 as a result of a military conflict, and only in 2020 were civilians able to visit it again. Or the site of perhaps the most notorious human-made disaster in the world - the so-called ‘Exclusion Zone’ around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, which arose in 1986 after the accident.
And people who have been there bring dozens, hundreds of photographs, frightening with their lifeless, eerie aesthetics, the terrible beauty of nature, desperately trying to heal the wounds left by humankind...
#7 Abandoned Cruise Ship
#8 Abandoned Swimming Pool
#9 Mysterious Abandoned ‘Chicken Church’ Built In The Indonesian Jungle By A Man Who Had A Vision From God
As of today, partial restoration work is being carried out in the building, and it is already welcoming tourists.
“I also had the opportunity to visit the Exclusion Zone - where the level of radiation allows a person to stay for a short time,” says Ivan Strahov, a photographer from Odesa, Ukraine, who Pictolic asked for a comment here. “This is an incredible, incomparable impression. The evacuation of the inhabitants was carried out on an emergency basis, so the state of things in towns and villages has hardly changed for almost forty years. A lifeless kingdom of decay, rust, trees, and silence...”
“I photographed many other abandoned objects - houses, sunken ships, abandoned cars, and carriages - and I can say that these photographs still evoke some strange, subtle, poignant feeling. As if we, people, created them, endowed them with a peculiar semblance of life - and then they were left to live out their lives alone. In the end, anyone who looks at such a photo can invent stories about the times when there was life there. And this, probably, is the main charm,” Ivan ponders.
#10 Abandoned Train