30+ of the most beautiful abandoned places and modern ruins i’ve ever seen

Abandoned Mill from 1866. Sorrento, Italy


Eilean Donan Castle. Photo by pboehi


Holey trinity by rustyjaw


Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine


Abandoned power plant cooling chamber. Photo by richard gubbels




Goražde, Bosnia. Photo by Andrew Moore


The Hotel del Salto, Tequendama


Oval skeleton of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Photo by Dimitar Kilkoff


Swallowed by Nature, Taiwan. Photo by cock_a_doodle_do


Abandoned Power Plant. Photo by stevenbley


Curon Venosta, Italy


Sunken Yacht In Antarctica


Underwater statue of Jesus, Malta


Under a blue sky. Photo by Sven Fennema


Winter sun. Photo by odin’s_raven


Scale. Photo by Voreas


Church, Gary, Indiana. Photo by eholubow


Herdman’s Mill. Photo By Martino ~ NL




The Abandoned City Hall Subway Stop


Arbutus. Photo by Burningphotography


Japan’s Abandoned Amusement Park


St Dunstan-in-the-East EC3R. Photo by yorkshire stacked


St Etienne by Jurg Roessen


Ivy Ruins by John Neville Cohen


Buchanan Castle Corridor by Bora Horza


#2357. Photo by Pheizy


Great white. Photo by andre govia


Abandoned railroad in France


Lawndale Theater


The very strange organ’s room. Photo By Bousure



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    Read James 4 verse 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 AKJV Go to now, yes that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell and get gain: For yes know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that yes aught to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this or that. But now yes rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    is this old english? i dont understand what it means. it sounds interesting but its in shakespear language or something.

    nature contributes it's own magnificent wonder and architecture to our constructed edifices and reminder us that we can't compete……..what we leave behind is harmonised into a natural re-creation and while we are temporary in our constructs, nature is relentless in it's universal and malleable language, taking over where we left off, continuing to be where we intervened, a permanent commentary on our transitory words.

    The St-Etienne church seems to be a vue d'artiste more than anything. I mean come on, no one saw the BALLERINE silhouette upthere? And St Etienne being far from an abandoned village (170k inhabitants) and has a strong catholic tradition (my grandad was born there), I doubt they would have let the church go into that state (really? a stream?). Nonetheless a great picture, but a fake one.

    I absolutey LOVED these images…more, more, please.. who is pulling these images together? they must have had to travel to these locations and they could take pictures of where they stayed and how they got there. more, more..love, love and evocative, stimulating! not easy to capture and/or convey in one image. BRAVO/BRAVA!

    The Hotel del Salto ("Falls Hotel) Tequendama, is just outside Bogota where the Bogota River falls off the plateau into the Magdalena Valley will not be a ruin much longer. An investor has bought it and plans to restore it.

    Beautiful collection that you have found, here, but the St Etienne image is a piece of art; a collage. The real church, in Bourge, isn't a ruin and doesn't have a stream in it! A beautiful image, though.

    Everywhere in the World would feel and look so different if no one had ever removed anything on purpose; if it was full-scale-layers upon layers without the destruction of sites; try to imagine cities where demolition was taboo since the beginning of time.

    It funny how even though some of these places look lifeless, they still have a story to tell, it's almost like they have died but there spirt lives on, I no it sounds weird as these are un living things!!, but believe me theirs some energy in those Walls….. ;)

    Even neglect and abandonment can become beautiful in its own way. The photos are beautifully interesting, or should I say interestingly beautiful?

    What can be more sad than an abandoned church, or a defunct piano? Nothing could be more romantic than a ruined castle, or more satisfying than a desolate and ruined theatre. And how impressive is the masonry art of the old subway stop. The accomplishments of Humans are really amazing. Thanks for the fabulous photography.

    Haven't you heard? The earth could actually completely restore all the destruction we've created in five years if human life no longer existed.

    To anyone who might be curious, the abandoned City Hall subway station is in New York City and you actually can get a look at it. Just take the 6 train to the last downtown stop (Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall) but instead of getting off, just stay on the train. Unlike many of the last stops on the subway system, this one is different. The train is led through a tunnel that takes it to the uptown track. This City Hall station is inside of this tunnel.

    Posso suggerirti un luogo che merita davvero? Villa de Vecchi, a Bindo di Cortenova (LC). E' conosciuta anche come la Casa Rossa ed è stata costruita nel 1954. Su di essa ci sono racconti di omicidi e suicidi, che non si sa fino a che punto sono di fantasia. Si dice che, intorno al 1920 ci abitò anche Aleister Crowley. L'ho vistata anche dentro ed è veramente un peccato lo stato di degrado in cui si trova. Trovi un po' di foto nel mio album qui:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3470823581076&set=a.2175126229452.112771.1585724059&type=3&theater + tutte quelle che seguono.

    Aren't some of these places extremely toxic? I know most abandoned buildings in the Ukraine are due to the nuclear power plant explosion (called The Chernobyl Disaster)

    I love abandoned places and I have seen a few, but these take it all. Thank you for sharing such beauty. Fear of an apocalypse blows away like tears in the rain only beauty will be left.

    you people have got to be kidding me right? these are beautiful , but not naturally. These have clearly been Photoshopped the %$^&# out of, even if the picture is real to begin with ( doubtful ) then the color represented in these have been artificially highlighted and increased to look better then they are.

    Billedet med den nedlagte jernbane minder mig om når man går rundt om visse små øer I Stillehavet. Det er også en grøn tunnel man går rundt I. Og selvfølgelig altid ender hvor man startede. Resten af billederne holder også. Tak for link Jan.

    all beautiful, some very sad that they have not been looked after by us – BUT Eilean Donan Castle surely should not be here, lots going on there, it's not abandoned and not a ruin since 1932! :)

    these places are so beautiful because people are good at keeping them a secret. From all the troves of people who want to see them in person. thank goodness they are not publishing where all of these places are….