18 stunning photographs of abandoned places around the world

In time, abandoned places gain a mysterious desolated feeling. Take a glimpse at this amazing photographs of forgotten places from around the world and see it for yourself. Some of these abandoned places are beautiful, some are eerie and some are downright terrifying! Which one of these amazing photographs is your favourite?

I suppose then that abandoned could be interpreted in a few ways. Some of these buildings may be looked after as tourist attractions but don’t function as originally intended etc. Let your imagination wander!

Inn at Rodanthe – Hatteras Island’s Most Celebrated Vacation Rental

The Inn at Rodanthe, as it was named in the 2008 movie based on Nicholas Spark’s popular novel, “Nights in Rodanthe,”starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane, is a beautiful oceanfront vacation rental located in the small Hatteras Island village of Rodanthe on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Inn at Rodanthe - Hatteras Island's Most Celebrated Vacation Rental

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Old cemetery in Belgium

It seems this was a cementry (concrete) in Belgium. It would make an awesome-looking building if refurbished and landscaped. This is awesome!

Old cementry in Belgium

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Abandoned Tower Bridge, London

Abandoned Tower Bridge, London

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Abandoned Waterwheel in Cordoba, Spain

Abandoned Waterwheel in Cordoba, Spain.

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Bethlehem Steel photo

Gorgeous photo! Aged with beauty Abandoned bethlehem steel, Allentown PA.

Bethlehem Steel photo

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Photograph taken in 2009 at the abandoned Bethlehem Steel complex in Bethlehem PA by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. The Bethlehem Steel site has since been incorporated into the Steel Stacks and Sands Casino.

Abandoned water tower in the Polish village of Lubne

It serviced the village until the 1930s when it was converted into a home. It’s been abandoned for many years now.

Abandoned water tower in the Polish village of Lubne

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The abandoned concrete round house, Logan, Ohio, USA

The Logan Roundhouse – aka Stewart’s Folly is likely the oddest structure in the small Ohio town of Logan. The design, lacking in flat surfaces or corner, has a very low wind resistance. Concrete walls further enhance the durability to withstand extreme weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. This building was to be a prototype for others along coastlines and Tornado Alley.

The abandoned concrete round house, Logan, Ohio, USA

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Paramount Theatre, Youngstown, Ohio

Balcony, Liberty/Paramount Theatre, Youngstown, Ohio

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This massive asylum has been abandoned for so long that the coffins in the cemetery have started to poke out of the ground!

massive asylum

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The abandoned Tennessee State Penitentiary

The abandoned Tennessee State Penitentiary is probably the creepiest place in Nashville, but it makes for some impressive photos like this one from crashmattb. We couldn’t have picked a better place to shoot on a stormy day.

The abandoned Tennessee State Penitentiary

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The Witch’s Castle – built in 1930

“The Witch’s Castle – built in 1930s as a restroom and ranger station, abandoned in 1960s due to storm damage and vandalism – Forest Park, Portland, Oregon.”

The Witch’s Castle - built in 1930

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Ballybunion Castle, Ireland. Built in the 14th century.

Ballybunion Castle, Ireland. Built in the 14th century.

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ABANDONED BANNERMAN’S CASTLE

ABANDONED. BANNERMAN’S CASTLE is without a doubt the Hudson Valley’s most renowned ruin.     Bannerman’s is the perfect ruin, right down to its location– on Pollepel (or Polopel) Island, which is fabled for eerie happenings going back to the 1600’s.  The island is owned by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and is closed to the public.  In recent years, limited public access has been allowed through the Bannerman’s Castle…

ABANDONED BANNERMAN'S CASTLE

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Bannerman’s castle, Abandoned military surplus warehouse, Pollepel Island, Hudson River, New York, USA

Bannerman's castle, Abandoned military surplus warehouse, Pollepel Island, Hudson River, New York, USA

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Japan’s Shime coal mine, abandoned for over half a century

Zombie Apocalypse? Bring it on! I’ll be safe and sound above the fray in the partially moss-covered concrete winding tower at Japan’s…

Japan’s Shime coal mine, abandoned for over half a century

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Battleship Island, Japan

Battleship Island, Japan

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Abandoned Village in Russia

Abandoned Village in Russia

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Abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature

Shengsi, an archipelago of almost 400 islands at the mouth of China’s Yangtze river, holds a secret shrouded in time – an abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature. These photos by Tang Yuhong, a creative photographer based in Nanning, take us into this lost village on Goqui island.

abandoned fishing village being reclaimed by nature.