5 most spectacular flooded buildings

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

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Once people lived and worked in these buildings, now it is a haven for fish and wild vegetation.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

The Church of St. Nicholas in the Macedonian village of Mavrovo was built in 1850. For 153 years, services were held there, until it was decided to build an artificial lake in this place to supply the village with water.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

The church was completely flooded, but global climate changes in recent years have led to the fact that it regularly began to appear in the middle of the lake

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

The bell tower in Kalyazin. Once it was a high bank of the river, there was a monastery on it, there was a noisy market square in front of it, and now only a bell tower rises in the middle of the river surface, and only the wind sometimes shakes the ancient bells.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

The bell tower (height 74.5 m) was rebuilt in 6 years. It had 12 bells

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

When the Uglich reservoir was created, the old part of Kalyazin was in a flood zone; the cathedral was dismantled, and the bell tower was partially submerged. The bell tower was preserved, as it was planned to be converted into a parachute tower. Later, an artificial island with a berth for boats was created around the bell tower

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

Jal Mahal Palace, India. The Jal Mahal Palace impresses with its unusual architectural design – it stands right in the middle of a small lake a few kilometers from the city of Jaipur. Once it was the summer residence of the royal family and was built in the middle of the XVIII century.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

Its walls look great against the background of the shimmering green waters of Man Sagar Lake. The palace looks like a giant iceberg, frozen motionless in the middle of the lake. Its four first floors are hidden under water.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

During the migration of birds, the palace attracts not only lovers of antiquities, but also ornithologists. The Jal Mahal Palace can only be reached by boat

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

Altgraun Church on Lake Reschensee, Italy

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

In 1950, an artificial lake Reschensee appeared near the Austrian-Italian border, which completely hid the village of Graun.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

A week before the flooding, the village church was dismantled, and it was decided to leave the bell tower of the XIV century, and now it rises above the water surface, and residents of the surrounding villages say that in winter, when the lake is covered with ice, sometimes at night you can distinguish the ringing of long-removed bells.

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

Church of Potosi, Venezuela. In 1985, the Venezuelan government ordered residents of a tiny town in the west of the country to urgently move to other places: it was decided to build a hydroelectric power station and a reservoir at this place

5 most spectacular flooded buildings

The townspeople were in no hurry to leave their homes, and then the president of the country personally flew to Potosi and convinced everyone to move. The Uribante River covered the streets, but the spire of the church did not disappear under the water and for many years reminded of Potosi.

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