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Sun May 26, 2013, 06:08 PM

The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World

More: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2Il7Bt/:6uqrZuZa:l0HdkEbt/www.nature-pictures.info/the-33-most-beautiful-abandoned-places-in-the-world/

The Tunnel of Love in Ukraine


El Hotel Del Salto in Colombia


Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England

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Reply The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places in the World (Original post)
Jamaal510 May 2013 OP
Tuesday Afternoon May 2013 #1
Sekhmets Daughter May 2013 #2
Tuesday Afternoon May 2013 #4
Joe Shlabotnik May 2013 #3
arcane1 May 2013 #5
pokerfan May 2013 #6
Art_from_Ark May 2013 #21
Arugula Latte May 2013 #7
KamaAina May 2013 #28
Arugula Latte May 2013 #29
dixiegrrrrl May 2013 #8
hunter May 2013 #9
applegrove May 2013 #10
oldandhappy May 2013 #11
Jamaal510 May 2013 #12
PatSeg May 2013 #13
KatyaR May 2013 #14
Liberal_in_LA May 2013 #15
Berlin Expat May 2013 #16
Lucky Luciano May 2013 #17
Berlin Expat May 2013 #20
woo me with science May 2013 #18
JitterbugPerfume May 2013 #19
mwdem May 2013 #22
Agschmid May 2013 #23
Initech May 2013 #24
BobbyBoring May 2013 #25
Jamaal510 May 2013 #26
closeupready May 2013 #27
toby jo May 2013 #30

Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:10 PM

1. just added 33 destinations to my Bucket List. thanks, dude

I will live forever

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:12 PM

2. You'll need to!

They're gorgeous aren't they?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:17 PM

4. yeah

:sigh:

just lovely ... it will take a life time

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:14 PM

3. love this kind of stuff,

really gets the imagination going.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:41 PM

5. Neat! This reminds me of that "Life After People" thing that was on tv a while back.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 06:53 PM

6. I know it only as Swamp Castle



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Response to pokerfan (Reply #6)

Mon May 27, 2013, 09:41 PM

21. Everyone said it was daft to build a castle in a swamp

but I built one all the same, just to show 'em!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:15 PM

7. Re: the second pic. "Salto" means "I jump" in Spanish.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #7)

Tue May 28, 2013, 02:02 PM

28. It also means "falls"

as in waterfall. The Falls Hotel makes a bit more sense than the Hotel I Jump.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #28)

Tue May 28, 2013, 04:41 PM

29. Ha ha. I didn't know that.

Okay, but I was having fun imagining people base jumping from the hotel.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 07:48 PM

8. I am Wiki'ing the various places on the link page

and finding out the most interesting history
including an abandoned Italian hilltop town which "was built under the direction of Attendolo Sforza"
Viewers of The Borgias will recognize that family name.

Fascinating info. here....thanks for posting!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 09:00 PM

9. Lucky me, I've been to some of those places.

Makes me want to start wandering again.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2013, 11:07 PM

10. That was wonderful.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:17 AM

11. amazing. wow.

Thank you for finding this post and then giving it to us. The photography is great.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #11)

Mon May 27, 2013, 11:58 AM

12. I found it randomly by using the site "Stumbleupon".

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:05 PM

13. Those are amazing - Thanks

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:41 PM

14. The Maunsell Sea Forts were featured in a Prodigy video.



I could never tell if they were real or not, I thought maybe CGI. Now I know!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 12:46 PM

15. beautiful

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 05:35 PM

16. Another beautiful place, albeit

with a sinister history: the ruins of Hrad Čachtice in Slovakia - the home of Erszébet Bathory. I've been there, back in 2003.

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Response to Berlin Expat (Reply #16)

Mon May 27, 2013, 05:57 PM

17. Some sick shit must have happened there!

I wonder if it was the motivation for the movie, "Hostel" which took place in Slovakia where rich people would pay to torture in the most gruesome if ways backpackers that would get kidnapped from the hostel in town.

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #17)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

20. The Bathory

legend is indeed one of the inspirations for "Hostel", along with sundry urban legends and folktales.

It's debatable as to how many Countess Bathory actually killed - estimates range from slightly under 100 to over 600. Personally, I'm not quite sold on the "bathing in the blood of virgins" thing. From what I've read, she strikes me more as a sadist who most likely received some form of sexual gratification out of killing people - somewhat along the lines of Gilles de Rais.

At the very least, she was most certainly a serial killer.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 06:16 PM

18. I love this post.

Thank you!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 07:01 PM

19. beautiful...

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:19 PM

22. Haunting....

Angkor Wat has always fascinated me. On my bucket list, for sure.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2013, 10:28 PM

23. Pretty sure if this kind of thing had a soundtrack this would be it...

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 12:24 PM

24. I'd add Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan



If it looks familiar it's where they filmed the scene in Skyfall where James Bond has a face to face confrontation with Javier Bardem.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 12:24 PM

25. Great post


I just hope it was done by someone in a non English speaking country.

"Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places."

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #25)

Tue May 28, 2013, 12:31 PM

26. Wow

I didn't even notice that until you pointed that out. I'm assuming that it was done by a non-native English speaker because pretty much nobody writes like that who is fluent in English, not even people who are illiterate.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 01:03 PM

27. Won't be abandoned for much longer now.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2013, 09:31 PM

30. I wonder how many places just local I could frame up this way, or any of us could.

Sometimes all one sees is the 'crumble' factor, until someone shines a little 'wait, look again' energy at it.

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