Breathtaking Abandoned Places In the World

Aside from the fact   virtually every single one of the pictures is absolutely stunning, and looks like a CGI effect out of a movie, it caught my eye for all the Jersey folks out there. Being born and raised in Jersey, there were many, many, many skipped days of school that ended up at Seaside Heights. The JetStar (above), which also went by the name The Mouse at one point (I probably just dated myself) was one of the most terrifying roller coasters you could imagine, because it was older than God, creaked like crazy, and you’d FLY out over the ocean praying to make it to the end of the ride alive…

Heartbreaking to see #3 in the ocean like that after Hurricane Sandy. So many memories. For anyone not from Jersey, the other 41 pictures are nothing short of masterful. Enjoy!

1 : A tree growing through a piano

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2 : Overgrown palace – Poland

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Was used as a home for Polish royalty until the country came under communist rule and it was turned into an agricultural school and also a home for mentally handicapped adults and children 

3 : Jet star seas side roller-coaster – New Jersey

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After super storm Sandy in 2013, the Jet Star roller-coaster was left submerged until it was plucked from the sea after six months in the water

4 : Creepy abandoned house in the woods

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5 : Church in St. Etienne, France

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6 : Another abandoned church in Netherlands

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7 : Doll factory spain

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8 : Tree growing around a bicycle

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9 : Bermuda triangle shipwrecks

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10 : Floating forest – Sydney Australia

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11 : Church steeple peeking out of a frozen lake, Reschen, Italy

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An artificial reservoir which submerged several villages and this 14th century church when it was created

12 : Pismo beach , California – Stairways to nowhere

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Once they gave access to the beach from an upper boardwalk, but they were abandoned, left to rot away over the years

13 : Bare footprints in an abandoned nuclear reactor

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14 : Church in the snow – Canada

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15 : Abandoned house in Virginia

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16 : Victorian tree house in Florida – USA

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17 : Venice – Italy

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18 : Abandoned theater

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19 : An abandoned water park

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20 : Flooded mall

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21 : Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, France

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The ”little belt railway” was a circular railway system used to supply Paris fortifications, but when the city outgrew its defenses in 1934, the tracks were abandoned

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22 : Nara dreamland – Japan

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After Tokyo Disneyland opened and was a huge success, the Nara Dreamland Theme Park was built, with attractions pretty much identical to those at Tokyo Disneyland, but after suffering low visitor numbers, Nara Dreamland closed the gates in 2006

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23 : Glenwood power station – New York

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Build in 1906 and closed in 1968 after becoming obsolete, the Glenwood power station in New York has been used since then as a backdrop for various movies in the categories of thrillers and zombies

24 : Hospital bed – Chernobyl Ukraine

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In 1986, the city of Chernobyl in the Ukraine was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster spilled radiation in the area, and the city will remain this way for thousands of years to come, leaving Nature to rule in the empty streets

25 : Boathouse, Obersee Lake, Germany

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26 : Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California

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Used as a submarine port during both world wars, the abandoned structure has since become water flooded the building and created this amazing mirror image effect

27 : The titanic wreck

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What was once considered the greatest ship in the world is now a wreck on the ocean bottom, discovered 73 years after the Titanic took her first and final voyage in April 1912, with the 1,500 passengers she kept aboard as companions, ghosts on this decaying wreck

28 : Abandoned Jetty

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29 : Library – Russia

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30 : Car graveyard, Ardennes, Belgium

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During world war 2 many American soldiers bought cars in the western front for personal use. when the war ended , most of the cars were abandoned because shipping them to the USA was too expensive

31 : Forgotten Bugattis

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32 : Poveglia island – Italy

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During napoleon rule this place was the dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill

33 : Chris McCandless’ magic bus, Stampede Trail, Alaska

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Bus 142 who was left by the workers who build the railway at Stampede Trail , Christopher McCandless  was an american hitchhiker whose story was told in the movie ” Into the wild ” lived and died in that

34 : Soviet naval testing station – Russia

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35 : Island home – Finland

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36 : Abandoned bumper cars – chernobyl – Ukraine

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37 : Methodist church – Gary , Indiana

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The city was founded in 1905 right in the boom of the US steel , there were more than 200,000 people who worked there in the 50′s , when the manufacturing sector declined almost half the city was abandoned

38 : Movie theatre in Detroit Michigan

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With Detroit’s decline, many of its historic buildings have fallen into disuse. This movie theater is both a fascinating and sad example.

39 : Abandoned hallway

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40 : Blue spiral staircase in a European castle

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41 : Spreepark , Berlin , Germany

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Until the wall fell this was the only amusement park in East Berlin , since than bigger and better parks opened and this one closed its gates in 2001

41 : Abandoned mining track – Taiwan

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