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Abandoned Cities Left Behind

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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 12:26 AM
These aren't ancient civilizations...I just didn't know where else to thread.

These are 10 sites that have been abandoned for certain reasons, some strange. Each one is a story and most of them I wasn't aware of. I'm sure there are hundreds more but they haven't been compiled to my knowledge.

Well, I thought this might been interesting to have a look.

Salto Hotel, Colombia

Perched next to a huge waterfall near Bogota, the Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 and was quite popular. But it soon became contaminated and tourism numbers dwindled. It closed in the 1990s. Some believe it's haunted, as there were a high number of suicides near the waterfall. It's now a museum.

Abandoned military hospital in Beelitz, Germany

This military hospital was built in 1898 to house tuberculosis patients, and Adolf Hitler recovered there after being injured in the 1916 Battle of the Somme. It was a busy hospital in the 1920s but after WWII the soviets took control of Beelitz-Heilstätten and used it to treat Soviet soldiers stationed in the area. Once they withdrew in 1994 it was left empty.

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Built by Emperor Akbar to be the most beautiful city in the world, it was widely thought this goal was achieved - until people realised the city lacked access to water. It was abandoned as the capital of the Mughal Empire after just 10 years and is today a perfectly preserved 16th-century town.


posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 12:32 AM
i love the houses in san zhi in taiwan wish i had a pad like that sick when you think how many humans are homeless or living in tents as refugees around the world

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 12:41 AM
reply to post by pandersway

Love this stuff. Reasons why they left these old world structures/towns are sometimes silly IMO by today's standard.

The buildings were built to last in those times - last they have. Glad they all haven't been vandalized with silly childish graffiti and vandalism. If I had a few hundred million bucks - I'd preserve much of them as I could.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 02:20 AM
reply to post by ChuckNasty

I remember in the late '80's I was touring through an area of Peru where there was a 2000 yr old mud city that attracted many tourists. (I can't remember the name). What struck me most, was the fact that anyone could put their fist thru a wall, damage the structure very easily and no one would do anything because security was non existent. However, not a mark was on it except the decay from weather and natural events.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 04:33 AM
reply to post by pandersway

The temple in India is just stunning. I can't believe something so beautiful could be neglected.
Great link, thank you for sharing it.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 04:41 AM
reply to post by beansidhe

It makes me think just how many more treasures like that are left and abandoned.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 06:15 AM
I love looking at this kind of stuff ! Thanks pandersway.

After reading your post, I had to go looking for more and here are a couple more that I found
to add to your wonderful post.


Tyneham is referred to as ‘the village that Dorset lost’. During World War II, the Ministry of Defence took over this town on the Isle of Purbeck in south England for use as an army base. Citizens were promised their homes back after the war ended, but were never allowed back in. It has stood as ghost village ever since, lying in ruins except for the schoolhouse and church that still stand relatively untouched. Schoolwork still sits on the aging desks, and a sign on the church still reads, ‘Please treat the church and houses with care; we have given up our homes where many of us lived for generations to help win the war to keep men free. We shall return one day and thank you for treating the village kindly.’


Kayakoy, Turkey was once a thriving Greek village, home to 25,000 people. In 1923, the town was completely deserted when its inhabitants, along with millions of other Greeks in Turkey, were forced out of the country due to the Greek war of independence. Since then, the village – which had been populated since the 13th century – has stood empty and deteriorating. Kayakoy is the largest and most well preserved ghost village in Asia Minor.

I would love to get into these kinds of places to do some paranormal investigations.
Imagine the sadness of being pulled away from all you ever knew was "home", that
would leave an impression me thinks.


posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 07:59 AM
Great thread - I love this sort of thing.

We visited Tyneham a few years ago whilst on a camping holiday. It is a very sad place. The buildings have letters from the original house owners and their families displayed inside. There are photos of them too and stories which brings you closer to them. You see them, hear their voices in the letters. They all want to return, even though generations have passed.

The school house does have the feel of having just been abandoned. If I remember correctly, the school work is from local school children rather than the childen that were being taught there on the day the town was taken over. However, this does not reduce the emotional impact of the place.

The town is set in a beautiful surroundings with wonderful views of the sea and coastline. Most of the land around it is also owned by the MOD and continues to be used for training. Some of the roads are gated and shut to traffic at various times of the day when exercises are taking place. Its not unusual to see aircraft flying around too.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 03:15 PM
reply to post by pandersway

A few folks should move in,great place for telescopes-no street lights.
It would be great to make a camp at one of those locations,a peaceful telescope/photography camp.
A few folks could get together and bring solar chargers,batteries,food,tents etc.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 06:30 PM
reply to post by leolady

Tks for your interesting post! I'm really fascinated by these old structures. They leave so much to the imagination.

posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 07:38 PM
reply to post by pandersway

Here are a couple more I found.

Some of these make me kinda queasy to look at... They are awesome. Now some of these
pics aren't cities... just structures but still very interesting.

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgaria

The former headquarters of Bulgaria’s Communist Party are just as eerie on the outside as on the inside. The flying-saucer-like building, while probably a wonder while it was in use from 1981 until 1991, went into disrepair soon after the fall of the Soviet Union. It is now a ghost of its former self, although plans are being made to restore it.

I say UFO... lol

I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium

These are parts of a cooling tower in an old power station in Monceau, Belgium. The trumpet-like structure in the middle introduced hot water to the structure, where it then cooled while dripping down hundreds of small concrete troughs and slats.

Please don't throw me in there... I don't need to cool down...I promise... lol

Mill in Italy

This last one... the mill reminds me of your first pic of Salto Hotel, Colombia.

Some of these buildings seem to stay preserved over time. Some abandoned places
or structures have a certain "feeling" or "energy" to them.

I read somewhere once that haunted places withstand through time... I wonder why that is.
Could it be that these structures have some type of unseen "energy" intact that is still present
holding them together. Those are the types of places that you find hard to draw your eyes away
from when you look upon them. Not that all abandoned structures are haunted... just saying...
because your first picture and this one did that to me.


posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 07:32 AM
I always sense a sort of static-presence in stone. As if it holds information, like bone. Like if I could just get my brainwave at the right level or something, I could access it. The feeling of abandoned stuff with stone or brick is really marked, even people who are not particularly intuitive can often consciously feel it.

The trumpet shape -- I'm confused. That is on the ground? So the water comes "up"? How does it run down all those cement areas if they are above?

I couldn't even tell what that political building was. Was that the roof?

This stuff is awesome. Here in the US we don't have so much of this kind of thing because the country is so young and because even early on so much building was done in wood (which in some parts of the world they consider "shacks").

The tiny town next to me is a ghost town. When I was 5 we lived there. It had been a coal/lead mining boom/bust town. Eventually there were few people. Then FEMA paid everybody to move out due to complete pollution of groundwater and soil with lead. Some people wouldn't move (go figure). Then a tornado wiped out what was left of the town! Guess that was a message... I went back and saw the house I used to live in. Overgrown with vines and such. It's mindblowing. And main street with nothing but empty windows, boarded up doors, dust and dirt and silence. Weird.

posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 08:30 AM
reply to post by RedCairo

On the cooling tower...No... your thinking of it in reverse. The Air flows up and the Water flows down.

See it described here.

The cooling tower is a hyperboloid style tower, they have become the design standard for all natural-draft cooling towers because of their structural strength and minimum usage of material, the hyperbolic shape of the tower enhances aerodynamic lift due to the wind passing over it which increases the air flow rate. The air flows into the openings in the bottom which rises up and cools the entering hot water. The cooled water cascades down to the bottom of the tower whilst the warm moist air exits out of the top.

In its hey day this tower would have been able to cool up to 480,000 gallons of water a minute.

Here are more pics of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, Bulgaria that is now abandoned.
I just can't help but think of UFO when i look at it... I dunno why.... hmmmmm


posted on Dec, 15 2013 @ 10:41 AM
Some amazing pictures here. So much history in those old buildings. Hashima especially is such a sight to look at, a whole island just left to rot like that.
It's great to walk around these places. living in the south west of england we don't have that many really. i'd love to visit Chernobyl but the danger factor is to high sadly.

Great thread

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