30 abandoned places that are absolutely magnificent

No one travels to them anymore, they have fallen into neglect. These are the abandoned locations documented by a dedicated account on Instagram. These locations possess a magical atmosphere, maybe even mystical, that inspires us to dream about what might have happened there.

1. Nature has re-asserted itself in Norway

 

The woods in the cabin, Norway. Photo by Europe Trotter.

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2. The ghost town of Belchite in the Spanish region of Aragon. Through the open roof, you can see thousands of stars looking down on these deserted buildings.

3. In the south of Namibia in Africa, sand has quietly taken over the rooms of this house.

 

Invasion of the Sand Dunes in Southern Namibia, Africa | Photo by Marsel Van Oosten

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4. These steps at Oahu in Hawaii could be leading to Heaven. Who wants to take a walk through the fog?

 

Stairway To Heaven, Oahu, Hawaii by @migueltoralba

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5. Little by little, with the help of the encroaching plants, this greenhouse is really living up to its name.

 

A magnificent greenhouse, fallen into disrepair. Photo by @mgness.

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6.  A little car, abandoned on Lagoon Beach in South Africa.

 

An abandoned bug in Lagoon Beach, Milnerton, South Africa. Photo by @craighowes.

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7.  This old boat appears to be sinking into the bed of a dried up river, even though the water is long gone. Strangely beautiful to see.

 

Old row boat in a dry and cracked river bed. Photo by Madam B.

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8.  This majestic Buddha is an embodiment of Buddhist precepts: live in sync with nature and the elements. 

 

Leshang Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China | Photo by @felecool via our friends @earthpix #HappyHalloween everyone!

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9.  It's hard to believe a tunnel like this exists in a city like Paris. But we can see how the greenery has overwhelmed the railway and the stone walls. 

Abandoned train tunnel, Paris. Photo by Wikipedia Commins user, Myrabella.

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10.  An absolutely stunning wreck in Tobermory, Canada.

 

Small shipwreck near Tobermory, Canada | Photo byWarren Lo

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11.  No one goes dancing at this Austrian nightclub anymore.

 

This nightclub in Austria suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out, leading to its abandonment | Photo by Matthias Haiker

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12. Even abandoned, this French church is still a peaceful sanctuary.

 

Abandoned church in France. Photo by El Vagus.

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13. A deserted castle in Belgium.

 

Light beams cut through the dust at a chateau in Belgium. Photo by @forgottenheritage.

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14.  This church was left to the plants and wildlife. We're sure the stained glass windows were stunning, but the view now's not bad either.

 

Nature taking back a church. Photo by Quentin Chabrot.

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15. This house was probably once pretty luxurious, but now there's nobody home.

 

An abandoned house in the countryside. Photo by Kleiner Hobbit.

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16. The ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia.

 

Roots winding throughout the Ta Prohm temple at the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia. Photo by Alessandro Vannucci.

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17. A tiny house nestles on the rocks at Crystal Mill, Colorado. 

 

The Crystal Mill is an abandoned powerhouse in Crystal, Colorado. © The Denver City Page

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18. One of the initiation wells at Sintra, Portugal. An inverted tower, where stairs spiral down into the ground.  

 

Initiation Well in Sintra, Portugal. Photo by @matthias_haker

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19. The "Yellow Brick Road" of an abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park in North Carolina.

 

"Yellow Brick Road" from an #Abandoned Wizard Of Oz theme park in North Carolina

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20. It's been a long time since this castle in Poland hosted any princes or princesses.

 

The overgrown ruins of Kopice Castle, Poland. Photo by DARKstyle Pictures.

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21. Nature's re-assertion of its dominance is particularly striking in this fishing village next to China's Yangtze River.

22. The wreck of this cargo ship and the secrets it might be hiding weren't enough to scare the diver who took this amazing photo.

 

Shipwreck of the The Giannis D in the Red Sea. Photo by Scuba Paul.

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23.  Even without any stained glass, the light pouring in through this cracked chapel's roof still creates an aura of holiness.

 

Sunlight pour through cracks in the dome of a derelict chapel. Photo by @leon.beu.

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24. Portuguese ducks and geese are now the lords of this little castle.

 

An old mossy castle that houses ducks and geese in Sintra, Portugal. Photo by James Mills.

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25.  It was an asylum, now it's a hauntingly beautiful abandoned building.

 

An overcast day at an abandoned asylum. Photo by Mark "Taken-By-Me."

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26. In Detroit, the benches of this church are no longer full of worshippers, they are covered in graffiti.  

Abandoned Church, Detroit Photography by @panog

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27. The wreck of the Baltray in Ireland is in an advanced state of decomposition.

 

The Baltray shipwreck, Louth, Ireland. Photo by Eddy White.

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28. And the SS American Star, wrecked off the coast of Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands in 1994, would experience a similar fate.

Wreck of the SS America on the coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands | Photo by Pedro López Batista

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29.  Even abandoned, the Orient Express still looks luxurious.
 
30. This abandoned hotel in San Antonio del Tequendama in Columbia still offers a breathtaking view over the waterfalls, even if no one stays there anymore to appreciate it.

 

Abandoned Hotel del Salto - San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia.

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These locations look like they're from the pages of a storybook, but they actually exist in the real world. Incredible!

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